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Brown Girl in the Ring

Brown Girl in the Ring

Fall 2001 Music
Ages: 5 & Up
Artist: Various Artists
CD Price: $15.98
Tape Price: $9.98
Review:
The tracks on this ebullient collection of world music -- culled from outstanding family recordings and rooted in many different cultural traditions -- resonate with a sense of the commonality of childhood play, curiosity and dreams. The well-matched but varied musical styles and lyrical moods indicate the thought that went into the selection process. The result is a treat for any age, from Los Lobos' "La Bamba," with Lalo Guerrero's grandfatherly joviality; Papillion's Cajun "Down on the Bayou" and Karan Casey's Celtic "Silkie Song"; to Jean René's bouncy "Sur Le Pont d'Avignon," and the timeless title song, performed by Cedella Marley Booker.
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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