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.
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! (Parents Choice recommended, Creative Child Magazine’s Creative Child Award Best CD of 2018).
As the Good Folk Collective, we are joyfully, bringing the world together, one song at a time