The heartbeat of tradition
The International Library of African Music (ILAM) based at Rhodes University, Makhanda has one of the largest collections of recorded African music in the world. It is a rich resource for sound, video and information
The fabulous Smithsonian has a section dedicated to traditional music from around the world – with plenty from Africa. Even better, they have lessons for free download to use in your classroom.
This exciting initiative based in the Western Cape is shaking up marimba teaching around the country. They have developed a syllabus for students to take marimba as a practical instrument for their South African Music Matriculation exam. They provide trained teachers who teach groups at different sites.
The Orff Schulwerk Society of South Africa support music teachers by holding workshops for teachers to learn the Orff Method. Joining the society is very cheap and it puts you on the mailing list to hear about their workshops. If you teach class music, Orff is possibly the very best thing you can know about.
Cara is an ethnomusicologist, composer and performer
This group is based in the USA. It provides lots of food for thought and resources for everyone.
A fantastic resource for Zimbabwean music
The Marimba Workshop
Marimba Workshop offers training for teachers who want to run marimba programmes.
Music in Africa
Music in Africa is a site committed to sharing knowledge about everything related to music in Africa. There is loads to discover and plenty to inspire.
MUSED OF NOTE
A South African site that aims to provide free resources and make music education accessible to all. With special focus on the needs of classrooms in South Africa.