A Child's Celebration of Folk Music
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while the songs aren't instructional by nature, most of the tracks are classics, and just hearing them can be considered a cultural experience. Note that the word "hell" appears in "There Ain't No Bugs on Me."
What's the story?
Anchoring the music collection of A CHILD's CELEBRATION OF FOLK MUSIC are songs by folk giants Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, two artists who led the folk music revolution over 50 years ago. Other legends include Doc Watson, the bluegrass guitar hero, and the soulful a cappella group Sweet Honey In The Rock. Buckwheat Zydeco's smoking Cajun rendition of the "Crawfish Song" is a standout.The album does include a Raffi song, but most of the artists are established adult entertainers who have recorded great albums for kids as well.
Is it any good?
This CD is an excellent choice for anyone interested in folk music for children. Those who have heard these masterful artists before will enjoy the familiar voices as well as the fresh interpretations of great old songs. Folk music novices will get an inspiring survey of the best the folk world has to offer kids.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about what makes folk music unique -- do the lyrics often seem to be about real people and events?