Happy birthday, Ella Jenkins!
This amazing woman who is known as ‘The First Lady of Children’s Music” is celebrating her 90th today with the release of a new CD – More Multicultural Children’s Songs from Ella Jenkins.
Ella realized she had a gift for touching children with music many decades ago. She has spent her life spreading good messages and happy thoughts to children. Even when listening to a CD, kids will feel as if this special lady is singing right to them.
This songs on this CD will take kids on a trip around the world to experience a variety of musical styles and to learn cultural tidbits from the lyrics. The music is beautiful and perfect to sing along with.
More Multicultural Children’s Songs From Ella
Release date 8/5/14
There are twenty songs on the CD. You’ll probably recognize at least a couple by name and will know others once you hear them.
- Where is Mary?
- Shabbat Shalom
- Rushing Around in Russia
- In The People’s Republic of China
- A Train Ride to The Great Wall
- Count from One to Ten
- I’m Going to Cairo
- Que Bonita Bandera
- Canadian Friendship
- A German Counting Rhyme
- A Taxi Ride
- In Australia
- The Australian Zoo / Kookaburra / Waltzing Matilda
- Bim Bom, Bim Bom
- My Little Blue Dreidel
- Chotto Matte Kudasai
SOCIAL MEDIA – You can connect with Ella Jenkins and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings on Facebook. You can visit Ella’s birthday page to leave her a personal birthday message.
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