Sharing Cultures With Ella Jenkins

Sharing Cultures With Ella Jenkins

by Ella JenkinsElla Jenkins


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/25/2003
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
UPC: 0093074505823
catalogNumber: 45058
Rank: 51446

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
George V. Johnson   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
Mauricio Venegas   Children's Voices

Technical Credits

Gonzalo Roig   Composer
Richard M. Jones   Composer
Ella Jenkins   Arranger,Composer,Annotation
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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