A rich collection of the best offerings from the 2006 and 2008 National Symposiums on Multicultural Music, Kaleidoscope of Cultures is full of resources, references, lesson plans, and ethnic music. In addition to lively speeches, engaging workshops (including making ethnic instruments), and reviews of vocal and instrumental multicultural literature, research papers address timely topics. With video clips from the conference performances and presentations available on the MENC Web site, you can see authentic demonstrations of the music and share them with your students.
Marvelene C. Moore is professor of music education at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and the founder and chair of the National Symposium on Multicultural Music. Philip Ewell is assistant professor of music theory at Hunter College, CUNY.