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ACDA Executive Director, Dr. Tim Sharp with Coro Arturo Beruti and Maestra MarĂ­a Elina Mayorga of Argentina

America Cantat 8 ~ Sights & Sounds of Celebration

August 28, 2016 -

“Sing a Song of Joy and Gladness ~ Sing a Song of Peace and Harmony Sing Across the Islands ~ Sing Across the Sea Sing

Happy "new year" everybody. I was asked to have my 8th graders sing at an assembly about a book the students were assigned over the summer about immigration and the hardships of migrant workers. Any ideas?? I'm thinking maybe a song about hard work and perseverance? ... See MoreSee Less

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Laura Holden GreenHi, You could try Irving Berlin's "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor". Has a positive resting point to the tribulations of travel and struggle.

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Naomi Katz CohenOMG that's exactly the song I was going to suggest

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Tom Pedasgreat choice. If you want something more upbeat you could try Neil Diamond's "Coming To America"!

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Sarah MiltonWhat was the correlating book?

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Christopher RichardsonYes! What book was assigned? My choirs sang two last year that really impressed me. "Land of Our Dreams," by Hope Harrison and "Family Tree," by Stephen Hatfield. Both are about immigration, hopes, dreams and hard work. The first would be pretty quick to learn in two parts, and it's got some exciting forward motion in it!

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Cyndi Weinman FeinmanThanks everyone! The book is called "The Circuit" by Francisco Jimenz

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