Featuring music and art from around the globe, the Cultural Olympiad is a fantastic opportunity for students and teachers to discover world music.
With foreign sounds and traditions firmly on the agenda, Mike Simpson, author of the new Teach And Play series of world music teacher packs, has published a guest blog on music education site, Teaching Music.
Mike is a professional percussionist, composer, conductor and the musical director of world music workshop company, Inspire-works. His knowledge and understanding of world music education comes from a wealth of experience in bringing styles such African drumming, Balinese gamelan, samba and steel pan to students in the classroom.
Check out the Teach And Play demonstration videos below to get a taste of this exciting new educational series for yourself: