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More Multicultural Children's Songs from Ella Jenkins

More Multicultural Children's Songs from Ella Jenkins

Fall 2014 Music
Ages: 2 - 9 yrs.
CD Price: $11.98

Another inviting compilation of songs from around the world, collected and performed over many years by Ella Jenkins, the "First Lady of Children's Music," a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award honoree who began her pioneering work some six decades ago and at age 90 is still active in the field. Joined by the young children in her audiences, Jenkins frames her multicultural, multilingual stories and sing-along songs and rhymes with information about their countries of origin (China, Japan, Russia, England, Germany, Greece, Nigeria, Canada and many more), and teaches the meaning and sound of a smattering of words in various languages. Ukulele in hand, Jenkins, a national treasure, draws children into her harmonious, all-inclusive world of music with signature child-respecting sincerity and warmth.

Lynne Heffley   ©2014 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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