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EFDSS book John Kanakanaka

02 Oct 05 - 06:15 AM (#1573978)
Subject: EFDSS book John Kanakanaka
From: Mo the caller

The English Folk Dance and Song Soc have brought out a book for teachers about using childrens rhymes in the classroom. Before I recommend it too widely has anyone used it? Is it useful? I'm not a teacher myself but our dance club meets in a school so we have contacts.


02 Oct 05 - 03:06 PM (#1574192)
Subject: RE: EFDSS book John Kanakanaka
From: Mo the caller

surely someone has seen it


02 Oct 05 - 06:37 PM (#1574302)
Subject: RE: EFDSS book John Kanakanaka
From: Dave Ruch

I've seen it listed on their website and am as curious as you...will be glad to hear any reports "from the field".


02 Oct 05 - 08:14 PM (#1574369)
Subject: RE: EFDSS book John Kanakanaka
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

Also curious.
Issued is a playground games video to go with the book (same title). Twenty-five playground songs, and skipping, clapping and counting games performed by children of a Hackney, London school. The selection is from the R. Vaughan Williams archive.
Track list here: efdss
£15 for the video, £10 for the instruction book with words abd music.


04 Oct 05 - 05:24 PM (#1575856)
Subject: RE: EFDSS book John Kanakanaka
From: Mo the caller

still curious


05 Oct 05 - 08:53 AM (#1576371)
Subject: RE: EFDSS book John Kanakanaka
From: Wilfried Schaum

This John Kanaka?


05 Oct 05 - 09:36 AM (#1576411)
Subject: RE: EFDSS book John Kanakanaka
From: manitas_at_work

I think it's more to do with the mumming-related activities of the West Indies often known as John Canoe or Jokanu. There were some children's workshops on this at Whitby this year.


05 Oct 05 - 01:12 PM (#1576579)
Subject: RE: EFDSS book John Kanakanaka
From: Q (Frank Staplin)

People continue to comment without reading the EFDSS prospectus, linked in previous post. It is a mixed bag of playground songs, etc.
Tracks on the video (the book has explanations and music):
Old King Glory
Who stole the cookie
Each peachy pelly plum
Bingo
Red white and blue
Un Deux Trois
Here I come
I like coffee
Domina domina
Down in the meadow
One potato
Grandma
Muffin man
Coca cola
Pepsi cola
Doggie
My mother baked
I know a little Irish girl
Queen mary
ABCD
Here comes a bluebird
Blue shoe
Mrs one goes in
Ribena
John Kanakanaka

Link:
EFDSS


06 Oct 05 - 06:53 AM (#1576975)
Subject: RE: EFDSS book John Kanakanaka
From: Roger the Skiffler

Reminds me of the old joke:
"Can you spell "Kanakanaka" ?"
"Yes but I don't know when to stop"
!

I'll get me coat...
RtS


01 Mar 06 - 05:46 AM (#1682020)
Subject: RE: EFDSS book John Kanakanaka
From: Mo the caller

Anyone used it yet?


20 Mar 06 - 06:33 AM (#1698453)
Subject: RE: EFDSS book John Kanakanaka
From: Mo the caller

Still no-one?
Are all the teachers too busy to mudcat about


20 Mar 06 - 06:56 AM (#1698464)
Subject: RE: EFDSS book John Kanakanaka
From: manitas_at_work

Perhaps you should ask on a education forum?


20 Mar 06 - 08:37 AM (#1698548)
Subject: RE: EFDSS book John Kanakanaka
From: Mo the caller

Any ideas where I find one?


20 Mar 06 - 09:11 AM (#1698570)
Subject: RE: EFDSS book John Kanakanaka
From: manitas_at_work

You could start with Google.

Here http://groups.google.com/groups?q=education .


20 Mar 06 - 08:11 PM (#1699129)
Subject: RE: EFDSS book John Kanakanaka
From: Desert Dancer

Mo, I'll post an inquiry to the "Pourparler" list (which you may be able to look up on Yahoo lists). This is a group of North American folks who do traditional dance (e.g., all varieties of folk dance) work with school-age folks and their families and communities. I've not heard any comment there about it yet.

~ Becky in Tucson (that's Arizona)


21 Mar 06 - 07:01 PM (#1699718)
Subject: RE: EFDSS book John Kanakanaka
From: GUEST,Rev

"John Kanaka" has nothing to do with "John Canoe," although there may be a distant relationship. "John Kanaka" comes from the many Polynesians (mostly Hawaiians) who sailed as crew aboard European and American whalers in the 19th century. They were called "Kanakas" or "Canackers" based on the Hawaiian word "kanaka" which means "person" or "human being."


29 Mar 06 - 12:28 AM (#1705317)
Subject: RE: EFDSS book John Kanakanaka
From: Desert Dancer

Mo,

We've got some good resources here, so apparently nobody's gone further afield yet. Only Bob Walser (who has UK connections) replied, saying of the video,
"I got a look at it last year and found it fascinating. It was shot in
the Camden Town area of London and includes some wonderful urban handclapping. My recollection is that the performances are (how shall I say this?) perhaps unpolished, but often entertaining. I haven't seen the book yet - hope to pick one up next time I'm over."

Pick one up and give us a review, why don't you, Mo? :-)

~ Becky in Tucson


29 Mar 06 - 02:03 AM (#1705370)
Subject: RE: EFDSS book John Kanakanaka
From: rich-joy

The Kanakas were also "blackbirded" to Australia, to slave away on sugar cane farms and the like, in Australia's early ("white") history.
I think (?) they were more from the Soloman Islands area ... many of their descendants form part of Queensland's multicultural population today.

Where's Bob Bolton - he'll know the story!


Cheers! R-J


29 Mar 06 - 08:59 AM (#1705576)
Subject: RE: EFDSS book John Kanakanaka
From: gnomad

Well, there's my little thing I learned today.

The line in "Old Maui" about the Kanakas all around has slightly puzzled me for years. I wondered why Maui should be full of Canucks but never got around to asking anyone, much less researching it myself. Thanks, Rev.