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Multicultural Music & Diversity Songs

Songs that Build an Appreciation of Diversity
Multicultural Songs

Add some interest to your Social Studies curriculum by supplementing your lesson plans with Multicultural Songs!  Whether you need educational music for teaching about diversity, songs from around the world or songs for embracing our differences, you'll find a varied selection below. These Multicultural Songs are for children of all ages... and many will also appeal to grown-ups.

These song lyrics about diversity are available from a variety of albums:

Songs About Diversity and Embracing our Differences
A Train Ride to the Great Wall – Ella Jenkins
All Over This World – Two of a Kind
All the Children Sing - Wendy Rollin
Asikatali - Children of Africa – Traditional Folk Song
Because We're Friends – Music with Mar.
Chotto Matle Kudasai – Ella Jenkins
The Colors of Earth – Two of a Kind
Come on Board! – Paulette Meier
Culture Everyday – Culture Queen
Different – West Los Angeles Children's Choir
Different! – Andrew C. Germain's's Life-Skills
Everybody Has a Story – Lorraine Bayes
Everyone is Differently Abled – Lorraine Bayes and Danny Deardorff
Family Feeling – Jan Nigro
German Cradle Song – Traditional German Lullaby
I Am Building My House – Joe Crone
I Like The Me I See – Culture Queen
I Love My History – Culture Queen
In The People's Republic of China – Ella Jenkins
It Doesn't Matter If You're Little – Prue Whoo
It's OK To Be Different – Prue Whoo
Jalapeno Bagels – Sam Jones
Learning Languages – Greta Pedersen & Pam Donkin
Lift Every Voice and Sing – Culture Queen
Love Makes A Family – Two of a Kind
More Love – Vivi Melody & Family
Multicultural World – Joyce Paultre
No Two Alike – Mrs. Music
(Older People Have) So Much to Share – Jan Nigro
One Family – Two of a Kind
One World – Keystone Creations
Our Multicultural School – Songs for Positive Schools
Pieces of a Quilt – Lauren Mayer
Red, White and Blue – Two of a Kind
Respect – David Woodward
School Song – Kathleen Wiley
Sing! Sing! Sing! – Silly Goose & Val
Some Rights in this World – Jan Nigro
Tear Down the Walls – Jan Nigro
Tell Me Your Story – Two of a Kind
Under One Sky – Two of a Kind
Walls and Bridges – Two of a Kind
We Are A Patchwork Quilt – Two of a Kind
We Are The Children of The World – Donna & Andy
We're All Different – Caroline and Danny
We're Just Like Crayons – Stephen Fite
What Does Peace Mean? – Paulette Meier
The World is a Circle – Rita Gold

Multicultural Songs from Around the World

All Around the World – Rachel Sumner
Hello – Two of a Kind
Hello "Round the World – Two of a Kind
Learning Languages – Greta Pedersen & Pam Donkin
Ni hao, Jambo, Hola – Liz Buchanan
Sing! Sing! Sing! – Silly Goose & Val

Traditional Songs from Africa
Asikatali - Children of Africa – Traditional Folk Song
Funga A La Feeya
Funga Alafia – Greta Pedersen & Pam Donkin
Funga Alafia– Rachel Sumner
Kye Kye Kule
Che Che Kule – Greta Pedersen & Pam Donkin
Speaking Swahili

Traditional Songs from Europe
Funiculì, Funiculà – Traditional Folk Song (Italy)
Peter's Brook (Peter's Brünnele) – (Austria) Greta Pedersen & Pam Donkin

Traditional Songs from Japan
The Frog Song – Greta Pedersen & Pam Donkin

Traditional Native American Songs
Apache Exercise Song – Music, Movement & Magination
Hey, Hey Watenay – Songs for Teachers
Native American Counting Song – Music, Movement & Magination
Pow Wow – Jack Hartmann
We Circle Around – Traditional Arapaho Folk Song
Ya Ha Haway – Songs for Teachers

Traditional Songs in Spanish
Cielito Lindo
El Colás
De colores
Elena la ballena
LaGranja – Greta Pedersen & Pam Donkin
Las Mañanitas
La Mariposa (Traditional song from Bolivia) – Rachel Sumner
Los Laureles
La Raspa

Traditional Songs in French
Alouette, gentille alouette
Frère Jacques
Savez-vous planter les choux?
Tête, épaules, genoux et pieds

See also:  Friendship Songs, American Folk Songs, Anti-Bullying and Character Education Songs and songs for teaching Chinese, French, German and Spanish

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