“Let’s Sing Songs From Around The World”is a collection of sing-along songs from different countries that give students and teachers a peek into other cultures and languages. Included are songs from Greece, China, France, Japan, Israel (in both Hebrew and Arabic), The Philippines, Spain/Mexico, South Africa, Ireland, Australia, Brazil, America, as well as a Native American rattle chant. I searched for songs that everyone can sing, even if they don’t know the language. I wanted my students to feel another language in their mouths, to taste words from other cultures.
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Recommended Winner Award 2020 from the Parent’s Choice Foundations
Children are amazing language learners. No matter how complicated their native tongue, they become fluent in just a few years. Often they learn several languages at once, and manage to keep these languages separate in their heads. Amazing! I’m so fortunate to be teaching in a truly cosmopolitan community. I teach students from all over the world, representing many different cultures and speaking many different languages. In Let’s Sing Songs from Around the World! I explore children’s music from many of these cultures. I’m so happy to be able to present these fabulous songs, sung by the gloriously talented and enthusiastic children I’ve been so lucky to work with.
Let’s Sing Songs From Around the World! is a follow-up album to my award-winning CD, Let’s Sing!
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Parent’s Choice Foundation Review: Let’s Sing Songs From Around the World
Ages: 4 – 10
Producer: Kathy Sherman
Artist: Kathy Sherman and the Good Folk Collective
Here, singer and multi-instrumentalist Kathy Sherman and her excellent Good Folk Collective delivers 16 songs in a multitude of languages, all using native instruments, for a kind of musical world tour. The CD opens with a child-led version of American composers’ Weiss and Thiele’s classic “What A Wonderful World,” followed by the didgeridoo enhanced Australian greeting song ‘Sun Arise.” Another highlight is the traditional Native American rattle song with modern lyrics, called “For the Pepper.” …the album closes with the Brazilian popular lullaby by Badi Assad “No Colo Do Papai” (“In Daddy’s Lap”). The album is well conceived, produced and played with respect to cultural traditions, as well as a what catches children’s attention.
Lahri Bond ©2020 Parents’ Choice
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Lahri Bond is a father, a writer, music historian, and an art professor in Western Massachusetts. His published books include Spinning Tales Weaving Hope (with the Stories For World Change Network) for New Society Press and People of the Earth (coauthored with Ellen Evert Hopman) for Destiny Books