VIDEO REFERENCE POINTS

The Chant is the Heart Beat of culture - a universal truth.

Funk Brothers - Standing In The Shadows Of Motown

Folk Music - The Big Picture and Overview

Origins of Folk Music - meet Dr. Alan Jabbour

Origins and History Of Nursery Rhymes

Meet Allan Lomax says [". . .Rhymes that have been rubbed clean and hard against the bone of life, whose stories are rooted in an eternity of time."][ ". . . Jingles, riddles, silly ballads, wistful lullabies, jiggy tunes and game songs"] belong to the children of America and reflect a composite character of the common people residing in the United States.

Integrate Folklore, Music, & Traditional Culture Into K-12 Education

Music Makes You Smarter

Instinct For Play - Play and Intelligence

John Rickford - Learn about Rhythm Syllables and the connection between rhythm and literacy.

Literacy & Language Research

Literacy and the rhythmic structure of human speech communication, speech and music connection and Interdisciplinary Social Rhythm Researchers.

" Knowledge is limited. Imagination is more important than knowledge. I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination encircles the world." ~ EINSTEIN