Turn the World Around with Rhythm


I’m teaching the song “Turn the World Around” at summer camp this week, and I remembered the Top 10 Tuesday blog post I wrote about it so long ago. For today’s Top 10 Tuesday, I’m bringing back this old post, because it’s such a great song to work with. Enjoy & happy music making with your kids this summer! Together, we can “turn the world around!”

Tucson Songstress

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Happy Top 10 Tuesday, everyone!  Yesterday was Earth Day, and I was inspired by it.  So, I thought it would be great to share a wonderful “Earth Day” themed activity for all of the Earth mamas and their families.  To begin, you will need a few items:

(1)  The song “Turn the World Around” by Harry Belafonte.  I love the video of him singing it with the Muppets, because he tells the story of what inspired him to write the song.  He was deep in the heart of Guinea and was listening to a storyteller tell about how the world is controlled by the “fire” (sun) and the water.  When you put them together, it “turns the world around.”  People, in a sense, are like the world, because when we really take time to get know each other, we, too, can “turn the world around.”  It’s a…

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About tucsonsongstress

I am a music teacher for children ages 6-weeks-old - 8th grade. I am also a camp songleader and a Jewish music specialist with and without my husband who is known as Shabbat Scott. We love singing with people of all ages all over Tucson. My "song of the day" idea originally started by playing music challenges on Facebook. I loved choosing songs, and my friends seemed to love reading and listening to my choices. I have decided to continue a daily blog (or as daily as I can manage) and tell you all some stories through some songs that have touched me either in wonderful ways or by annoying the heck out of me. Hope you all enjoy this blog! Happy singing!

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