Sharing Cultures With Ella Jenkins

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Ella Jenkins does what she does very well, and this record, aimed at kids between the ages of three and eight, is a joy. However, the title is only partly true. It's probably more about language than culture, be it the Spanish of "Ya Se Van los Pastores" or the patois of "Day-O." It's really the songs in English that explore cultures somewhat, from the Irish sensibilities of "I Lived in Ireland" to "North American Tribes" or the African-American areas of "Walking Around in Bronzeville" and a pair of blues numbers. That said, it's a lot of fun even if the violin version of "Yellow Bird" ends up sounding like the Portsmouth Sinfonia, and for younger children it's something ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Ella Jenkins does what she does very well, and this record, aimed at kids between the ages of three and eight, is a joy. However, the title is only partly true. It's probably more about language than culture, be it the Spanish of "Ya Se Van los Pastores" or the patois of "Day-O." It's really the songs in English that explore cultures somewhat, from the Irish sensibilities of "I Lived in Ireland" to "North American Tribes" or the African-American areas of "Walking Around in Bronzeville" and a pair of blues numbers. That said, it's a lot of fun even if the violin version of "Yellow Bird" ends up sounding like the Portsmouth Sinfonia, and for younger children it's something of an adventure. Jenkins is a strong communicator, able to engage young minds without ever talking down to them and involving them, even on disc. Her first all-new record in four years, and well worth the wait.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/25/2003
  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways
  • UPC: 093074505823
  • Catalog Number: 45058
  • Sales rank: 255,221

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ella Jenkins Primary Artist, Harmonica, Percussion, Drums, Maracas, Ukulele, Vocals, Spoken Word
Joe Brown Children's Voices
Don Dailey Children's Voices
Erwin Helfer Piano
Cathy Hall Flute, Guitar, Vocals
Mauricio Venegas Children's Voices
George V. Johnson Jr. Vocals, Spoken Word
Kathy Zhang Children's Voices
Kennth Andalcio Children's Voices
Jason Barrera Children's Voices
Hannah Blackwood Children's Voices
Alyssa Boros Children's Voices
Lena Vidulich Violin, Children's Voices
Erendira Vásquez Parra Children's Voices
Ilsa Surbaugh Children's Voices
Shariell Crosby Vocals, Children's Voices, Spoken Word
Pongpak Deepipat Children's Voices
Juan Díes Guitar, Vocals
Arianna Fisher Children's Voices
Christian Smith Violin
Jaclyn Schwartz Vocals, Children's Voices, Spoken Word
Andrew Hague Children's Voices
Eric Coates Children's Voices
Technical Credits
Gonzalo Roig Composer
Richard M. Jones Composer
Ella Jenkins Arranger, Composer, Annotation
Charlie Pilzer Mastering
Pete Reiniger Engineer
Irving Burgie Composer
Bernadelle Richter Producer
Consuelo Velázquez Composer
William Attaway Composer
Traditional Composer
Azuolas Sinkevicius Engineer
Willie Perkins Composer
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