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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Mississippi River of Song - American Music History Resource

The Smithsonian Institution Series The Mississippi: River of Song is a series for public television and radio that explores the richness of American music at the end of the 20th century. This is an extraordinary resource for exposing children to traditional American music. There are many genres explored: gospel, bluegrass, rock, and soul to name a few. The resources on this site are high quality, inspirational and designed to meet the educational standards for music education in America.


"Through live performances and intimate discussions with musicians 
along the course of the Mississippi River, 
the series discovers the music that has flourished in the heart of the nation."

     A journey crossing boundaries of genre, geography and ethnicity 
to reveal the artistic and cultural influence 
flowing through our national landscapes.

Take advantage of the 
 Teachers Guide Page  and program materials that 
will focus the students experience in a way that 
will educate, enrich, entertain, and meet the 


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