Learn about the unique languages and rhythmic styles prevalent in El Salvador through the song "Can Calagui Tunal" with five time WAMMIE award singer songwriter Lilo Gonzalez. Lilo will lead you through the Nahuatl (Aztec derived) song lyrics with guitar accompaniment and discuss the unique melding of cultures this song demonstrates in this group session.
Level/ Age: teen to adult
Language: Instruction in English, song in Nahuatl (Aztec derived) (prior knowledge of Nahuatl not needed) Spanish lyrics provided
Supplies: Lead sheet with melody, chords, and lyrics. Sheet music will be provided via email. A guitar is optional (not required)
About the Artist: Lilo Gonzalez traveled to DC from El Salvador, leaving behind a brutal civil war. Expressing the experiences of undocumented immigrants into song won him five Washington Area Music Awards (WAMMIEs) between 1990 and 2000, and second place in the Billboard song writing competition. Lilo found his calling in teaching preschool music classes, spreading cultural appreciation and creativity between multiple music programs. More about Lilo at http://www.lilogonzalez.com/
Questions? email Amanda Muir at firstname.lastname@example.org
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