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Let’s Go Play to the Rhythm of the World (1969), from Sesame Street’s first season

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“You know there’s rhythm all around us: The waves breaking rhythm, people walking rhythm, people breathing rhythm, too. People working rhythm! The whole world is made up of rhythm.”

A percussionist playing the steel drum walks with two kids on the beach, before taking off into the city, nature, and a few construction areas to match the rhythms they hear: A horse trotting, a dog barking, hammers hammering, wheels clackety clacking, and more.

riding in a carriage
Let’s Go Play to the Rhythm of the World was included in Sesame Street‘s 32nd episode ever, which aired on December 23, 1969. The MonsterpieceTheatre YouTube channel uploaded the full version.

sitting on the beach listening to the rhythm
Watch these related videos next on TKSST:
• Drum from a barrel
The map of notes on a steel pan drum
• Mad Painter paints numbers 2-11
• The Lost Wheel and “Hey, let’s make a road!” Sesame Street films by Joost Van Rees

Plus, FOLI: There is no movement without rhythm.

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