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Banjo to Beatbox

Banjo to Beatbox

Fall 2009 Music
Ages: 3 - 9 yrs.
Producer: Community Music
CD Price: $7.99
Review:
Folk artists Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, stalwarts of children's music, are in top form here, serving up a surprisingly refreshing mix of string band spirit (banjos and ukulele) and hip-hop zing in a collaboration with versatile Washington D.C. beatbox ("mouth drum") artist Christylez Bacon. The result: an old school/new school rhythm romp, family music at its bop-to-the-beat, get-up-and-dance, nearly-impossible-to-sit-still best. A special shout out for "Syncopated Rhythm Washboard Song," "Soup, Soup" and the lead track, "Jubilation," a masterful use of "tion" words-- concentration, determination, agitation, illumination, procrastination and many more--as a lively vocabulary lesson.
Lynne Heffley   ©2009 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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