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The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
What's the story?
\"BULLY BULLY\" comes from the fun and family-focused self-titled album, Shine and The Moonbeams, a funky soul-infused band led by Shawana \"Shine\" Kemp, which gained national attention thanks to an NPR profile. The lyrics describe a situation where a \"chunky\" transfer student is being mistreated by her new classmates, prompting Shine to stand up against the \"meanie Yvan\" and declare \"Bully bully, no no, not today, bully bully, we're not afraid.\"
Is it any good?
With a strong and clear message ("It won't stop till we all say stop -- STOP!"), a clean and accessible sound, and clever lyrics, Shine and the Moonbeams deliver a perfectly poignant slice of fun and funk. The songs are infused with positive messages and danceable rhythms and are clearly intended to inspire and empower kids. The track "Bully Bully" is essentially a re-write of the classic "Wooly Bully," but with a bit more of a contemporary soul feel, which works quite well.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about bullying. Why do you think it's still so prevalent and destructive amongst young kids and teens? What can we do to stop it?
How has the Internet and the rise of "cyber-bullying" changed the way kids pick on each other? How can parents and kids get involved to protect one another from these very visible public attacks?
What do you think of the use of children's music to address serious and important issues facing our communities?
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