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Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Chants

Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Chants

Fall 2001 Music
Ages: 5 - 11 yrs.
Artist: Katherine Dines
ISBN: 1-892533-01-4
CD Price: $15.99
Review:
Katherine Dines' new album begins with nothing but little silences broken by the sounds of the world: chirping crickets, cheeping frogs, a waterfall, bird songs, rain falling. Those natural sounds prepare listeners for the rhythms and simplicity of these repetitive, well-chosen chants and play songs from many cultures, as well as a few contemporary songs and verse adaptations. Dines' light voice is better suited to a more ethereal folk register, but what she lacks in vocal depth she makes up for with a delivery so relaxed and pleasantly everyday that unfamiliar words and tunes seem as comfortable and accessible as a favorite nursery rhyme.
Lynne Heffley   ©2001 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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