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Music Around the World Passport is part of the Musical Contexts Music Passport series which encourages pupils to research and record their findings and discovery of musical knowledge in a passport-style record.  


Pupils 'travel to and visit' different countries to research and discover several genres of World Music.  Internet access/IT is probably required for pupils to explore and record their investigations fully.  


For each country pupils 'travel to', there are research questions, key words and instrument identifications.  Suggested watching/listening repertoire (given as QR codes which link to YouTube® videos), together with a reflection task based on listening.  


A Word Search contains Key Words met during their 'travels' around the world and finally, there's a self-reflection task for pupils to complete once their passport is 'fully-stamped'.


Music Around the World Music Passport would make an ideal cover task (where pupils have Internet access/IT), an extended project for music lessons in non-music classrooms, 'quiet music lessons in exam time', or for music lessons delivered by non-specialist music teachers.  


The 10 A4 pages of the Music Around the World Music Passport have been laid out so that they are 'collated' and designed to be printed back-to-back on 5 A4 sheets each so when folded, they form a 'passport' of 20 A5 pages.  This can be enlarged and printed to A3 making things larger for pupils to complete their research and record their work.  To assist those who would rather have the format in a simpler template, an A4 uncollated template of the resource has also been provided in 20 sequential separate pages.  Both formats are available as Word (.docx) and PDF (.pdf) files and, of course, this resource can be set and completed entirely digitally.

Music Around the World Passport

  • Contents

    • Instructions for completing "Music Passport"
    • World Music research genres: Africa, India, China, Indonesia, Latin-America.
    • Key Words for each genre of World Music to research.
    • Suggested watching/listening repertoire for each genre of World Music (QR codes link to YouTube® videos) with reflection opportunities.  
    • Word Search on key words relating to World Music.
    • Passport completion reflection task.
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