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A Royal Pain. Episode 11
Princess Persephone the harp joins the jam, but alienates everyone with her demanding and diva-like ways. Will they get it together in time for their Royal Command Performance or will the Princess end up performing all alone? Featured instrument: harp; musical focus: harmony.
Jump-up. Caribbean Carnival in Canada!
Series: African Rhythms
In this animated film, Sophie learns about some of the culture and traditions of her new neighbour, Lisa, who recently arrived in Canada from the West Indies. This video contains an example of a story within a story as Lisa relates a legend from her culture while preparing to celebrate the Jump-u...
The Cora Player
Series: African Rhythms
This program provides an example of visual storytelling where viewers construct meaning through images, rather than relying on dialogue. The story is of a young couple in love. Difficulties in their relationship arise due to differences in social class and acceptance within each other's family. M...
Sticks and Stones
Children in families who follow nontraditional gender roles are often the target of put-downs by their peers. In this documentary, young Canadian children, ages 5 to 12, discuss the problems they face and make it very clear that educators, parents, and other children need to act positively to mak...
Lights, Camera, Action
In this episode, film star Adam Beach mentors T-Bear and Talon as they make videos celebrating Treaty Days in Wapos Bay. Raven feels left out with everyone so busy preparing for the celebrations, but her Kohkum helps her to understand that she needs to think of the needs of the community and to t...
A Mother's Earth
Series: Wapos Bay
This award-winning series, produced in Cree, English and French, uses stop-motion animation to portray life in a fictional northern Saskatchewan community. It focuses on issues and events in the lives of children and their supportive families in this traditional Cree community. The adults guide t...
Raven identifies, through several scenarios, that the men and boys in the community take the women and girls for granted and show lack of respect for them. The women go on a week-long retreat, and only Jacob seems able to make coffee, cook meals and keep things running. Raven and Chief Big Sky ne...
Tuning In. Episode 13
A relaxation expert arrives to help calm Louis' anxiety, but his easy-going style only makes things worse. This video focuses on tuning. Secondary emphasis in the video is placed on pitch, listening skills and performance anxiety. The ukulele, lute, banjo and pitch pipe are featured.
Join in the Jam. Episode 12
When it looks like the band might break up, the Jazzberries think back on how they first came together. This video focuses on ensemble. Secondary emphasis is placed on duet, listening skills and teamwork. The featured instruments in this episode are keyboard, calliope, alpine horn and guitar.
A Bonnie Tale. Episode 11
The band is forced to rely less on improvisation when their guest refuses to work without sheet music. This episode focuses on improvisation. Secondary emphasis is on classical versus jazz. Featured instruments are: clarinet, guitar, double bass, trumpet, drums and piano.
Phantom of the Jam. Episode 10
As the Jazzberries rehearse for the Masquerade Ball, they discover the House of Jam may be haunted! This episode focuses on expression. Secondary emphasis is placed on sound effects. The featured instruments are the handsaw and found sounds.
Forever Song. Episode 9
The band gets stuck playing a very 'catchy' tune, and tries to figure out how to rid themselves of it. This episode focuses on form. Secondary emphasis is on dynamics, repetition and tempo and verse. Featured instruments in this video are harmonica, voice and cymbals.
Give It a Rest. Episode 8
Louis works while his bandmates rest and, as a result, is dangerously exhausted when showtime nears. This episode focuses on rest. Secondary emphasis is placed on texture, tempo, dynamics and notation. The featured instruments are the cymbals and the trumpet.