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CELABRATION LIVE! A TRIBUTE TO ELLA JENKINS

What to know: Live concert honoring Ella Jenkins, featuring some of today's finest folk and children's artists performing songs written by Ella.
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Recommended age 6-12
60 minutes
DVD
SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS RECORDINGS
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Mixed reactions from kids. Some really enjoyed it, others were bored, or uninterested. "The music was okay but it didn't grab me." The younger kids had difficulty with the sign language. They liked the costumes of pirates for one song and sang along with it. Beautifully recorded, the kids appreciated that it was easy to hear the words and some sang along.
This is a tribute to a woman who broke through barriers and prejudices - the wonderful Ella Jenkins. It offers a collection of great children's songs sung by some of the most talented folksingers of our time. What a grant diversity of cultures - with everything from mariachi to Pete Seeger to Sweet Honey in the Rock. The wide range of musical styles keeps the viewer engaged. Some songs address environmental issues or other pro-social issues. Other, are just plain fun! It is very respectful of parents and others who grew up listening to these great musicians. The pace is a bit slow for younger kids and the visuals are typical of a live concert. Its appeal would be enhanced by co-viewing with an adult - someone to explain to kids who these great musicians are.
Live concert honoring Ella Jenkins, featuring some of today's finest folk and children's artists performing songs written by Ella. This DVD was made of a live concert featuring: Tom Chapin, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, Bill Harley, Tom Paxton, Riders in the Sky, Mike Stein, Pete Seeger, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Michele Valerie and a special appearance by Ella Jenkins herself. Hosted by Grammy award winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer.
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