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¡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.

December 21, 2016 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

Winter Wonderland

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December 21, 2016 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

Butterfly Ball

butterflyballButterfly Ball
by Roger Glover

The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper’s Feast is a concept album and subsequent live rock opera appearing in 1974 and 1975 respectively, based on the children’s poem of a similar title. The album cover design is from Alan Aldridge’s design for a 1973 book based on the poem.

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December 2, 2016 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

Amazing Water: An Introduction to Classical Music

amazing-waterAmazing Water: An Introduction to Classical Music
by The Secret Mountain

The works of Vivaldi, Beethoven, Debussy, and others are introduced to children by demonstrating how water—from the sea, rivers, fountains, rainfall and so forth—has inspired the composers.

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December 1, 2016 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

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