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How to read music

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October 3, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Ranky Tanky

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September 16, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

¡Olé! Flamenco

¡Olé! Flamenco
By George Ancona

FLAMENCO—it’s singing, it’s dancing, it’s guitar playing! It’s an exciting, expressive art form that has evolved over hundreds of years.

In Santa Fe, New Mexico, we meet Janira Cordova, who is studying flamenco. The students in her dance company, Flamenco’s Next Generation, are eager to learn the tools of their art: how to move their hands, arms, feet, and bodies to the rhythms of the songs and music. When it is finally time to perform at Santa Fe’s annual Spanish Market, the young dancers can’t wait to get onstage and showcase their skills. As the singing, music, and clapping surround the dancers, Janira’s arms and hands flow through the air. Her skirt whirls. Her feet stamp the floor. Her dancing expresses her joy as she proudly carries on the colorful tradition of flamenco.

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July 19, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Who’s Yehudi?

April 25, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

The Sound of Silence

Happy World Book Day!
The Sound of Silence

By Katrina Goldsaito, illustrated by Julia Kuo

“Do you have a favorite sound?” little Yoshio asks. The musician answers, “The most beautiful sound is the sound of ma, of silence.”

But Yoshio lives in Tokyo, Japan: a giant, noisy, busy city. He hears shoes squishing through puddles, trains whooshing, cars beeping, and families laughing. Tokyo is like a symphony hall!

Where is silence?

Join Yoshio on his journey through the hustle and bustle of the city to find the most beautiful sound of all.

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April 23, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Under the Moon

under-the-moonUnder the Moon: Jazz Standards and Lullabies
by The Secret Mountain

13 jazz classics, including “Come Rain or Come Shine”, “Moon River” and “Winter Wonderland”, recorded by singing legends (Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Mel Tormé, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald, Audrey Hepburn…), that evoke the
different seasons and will rock young children into a sweet, blissful sleep. Lyrics and brief explanatory notes with whimsical, dream-like
illustrations accompany each featured song.

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Winter Wonderland

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