I just finished a radio interview with Lady Selah SuJuruis at Storytellers Campfire. This live radio program is on every Wednesday evening at 7 PM Pacific Time. It’s mission is to teach people about history, preserve culture, and promote literary arts, both new and traditional.
We discussed how music, as a universal language, builds community and understanding within and among groups. Songs also are wonderful vehicles for learning - promoting literacy skills, cultural studies, language(s), and more. There will be a link to the interview in a day or two: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/storytellers-campfire/.
Lady Selah encourages parents and teachers to create musical experiences for children -- and I concur!