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A Note From Music ~ Mr. Cohen ~ February 2017



February is Black History Month and a wonderful opportunity for Tashua students to experience African-
American music throughout history. Students will get a chance to sing traditional spirituals and learn the history
behind the music and how it emerged in the United States. Using percussion, we will experiment with African
rhythms and the importance of drums in our culture. The fifth grade will also be introduced to one of the most
influential genres of music established by African-American musicians; the BLUES! In addition to
understanding the blues’ forms and structures, they will be given a chance to create their own blues to perform
at their spring concert. This is truly an exciting month in music!

Tyler Cohen


Tiger Times February 2017