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Sweet Honey In The Rock
All For Freedom

So Glad I'm Here
Down in the Valley Two by Two
The Little Shekere
The Little Red Caboose
All For Freedom
Everybody Ought to Know
Calypso Freedom
Ise Oluwa
Meeting at the Building
Johanna and Rhody
Make New Friends
Horse and Buggy
Alunde and the Story of Ono

Bernice Johnson Reagon, the founder of Sweet Honey, is a scholar of African-American children's lore from the South, including songs, dances, games and stories. Two other members, Aisha Kahlil and Nitanju Bolade Casel, together conduct workshops and performances for youngsters. It's no surprise that these talanted singers produced this recording specifically for children. The songs include a one from the Georgia Sea Island Singers, one written by Leadbelly, a Yoruba song from Nigeria, traditional African-American songs and originals by the group. Each song is introduced with enough information to give a child an idea of what it's about. This is a grand way to introduce young people to other cultures. As in all of Sweet Honey's music, freedom for you, me and everyone is the most obvious message carried by song straight to the heart. The final track is a musically accompanied fantasy story, "Alunde And The Story Of Ono" in which the song "Alunde"(which means 'happy new day') is the most prized possession of the people of Ono. Thank you, Sweet Honey In The Rock!

Item code: 8511C | 1 CD | $12.98 add item to cart
World  | Female | United States

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