Sound & Spirit: Welcoming Children into the World

Sound & Spirit: Welcoming Children into the World

     
 
The world music on this child-focused album is the most requested material from Ellen Kushner's NPR radio show, "Sound and Spirit." This start-to-finish heartwarmer begins with a gigglefest on the Baka Forest People's "Nursery Rhyme," followed by the special charm and innocence of Malcolm Dalglish's "Little Potato." Some tunes -- such

Overview

The world music on this child-focused album is the most requested material from Ellen Kushner's NPR radio show, "Sound and Spirit." This start-to-finish heartwarmer begins with a gigglefest on the Baka Forest People's "Nursery Rhyme," followed by the special charm and innocence of Malcolm Dalglish's "Little Potato." Some tunes -- such as Libana's vocal "¡O! Que Mueve Mezes" and "On Children" by Sweet Honey in the Rock -- will be over the heads of the little tykes, and John McCutcheon's "Happy Adoption Day" serves a highly specific purpose. There are, however, many lullabies and songs to sing with your children, including the gospel-inspired "Circle of Sun" by Sally Rogers and the rhythmic and raw rendition of "Hey Pretty Baby" by Woody Guthrie. The album ends with the zesty "Mangina Zaza" by Rossa -- perfect music for the kids to turn their beds into trampolines.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Sound and Spirit: Welcoming Children into the World collects performances from a popular episode of WGBH's Sound and Spirit show for Public Radio International. Artists like Woody Guthrie and Sweet Honey in the Rock perform traditional children's tunes, and the album also includes a Navajo birth chant, Bosnian and Nepalese lullabies, and other children's songs from around the world.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/03/1999
Label:
Rykodisc
UPC:
0014431046025
catalogNumber:
10460

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Woody Guthrie   Track Performer
Malcolm Dalglish   Track Performer
Sweet Honey in the Rock   Track Performer
Sally Rogers   Track Performer
John McCutcheon   Track Performer
Libana   Track Performer
Antonio   Track Performer
Sharon Burch   Track Performer
Neelam Shrestha   Track Performer
Tanja Solnik   Track Performer
Henri Dikongue   Track Performer
Baka Forest People   Track Performer
San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Rossy   Arranger
Bill Moyers   Liner Notes
Susan Robbins   Arranger
Neelam Shrestha   Arranger
Tanja Solnik   Arranger
Stefano Vitale   Artwork,Cover Art
Baka Forest People   Arranger
Ellen Kushner   Liner Notes,Creation

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