Under the Mambo Moon

Book Trailers & Other Links

Author Julia Durango’s website.  Includes a biography, a list of her books, a print interview with her, and, if you click on the book Under the Mambo Moon, you will find a link to a “Teacher Guide.”  www.juliadurango.com

Brief information on and photo of the illustrator, Fabricio VandenBroeck: http://chlhistory.org/andersen/en/node/884

Information on the illustrator, Fabricio VandenBroeck.  Site is in Spanish: http://www.ilustracionmexico.org/fabriciovandenbro01.html  

Information about the Quinceanera, which is what the poem “Mrs. Garcia” is about:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quincea%C3%B1era
http://users.polisci.wisc.edu/LA260/quinceanera.htm

Information on including music in lesson plans:
http://www.mommymaestra.com/2011/11/resources-for-studying-music.html

Videos:

Andean music, “El Condor Pasa” played on zampona (pan pipes):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5dsnIoOfkA&feature=related

Example of candombe being used in a local parade.  (Note:  Lots of flirty hip action in this!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q4CXphI9cQ

Kids dancing fancy tango routine:
{from here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZqbb4qkeQc}

Son jarocho:
{from here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP054M3kBsY&feature=related}

Rafael Cepeda and others dancing to bomba music.  He is one of the Puerto Rican authorities on this form of music and dance:
{from here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F68huZvsAdg}

Kids dancing a fancy cha-cha-cha:
{from here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNGPM3mGQcM}

Cha-Cha lesson for kids:
{from here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNgf7zroDzw&feature=relmfu}

Salsa lesson for kids:
{from here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F758q-jifJI}

Samba lesson for kids: http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Dance-Samba-18631206

Merengue lesson being given to a whole student body:
{from here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu_jf6zwYeM}

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