African American Legacy Series: A Life of Song

African American Legacy Series: A Life of Song

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2011), 37 mins, 21 page(s)

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Field of Interest
World Music
Description

In A Life of Song, Ella Jenkins, “The First Lady of Children’s Music,” offers stories and songs that speak to her youthful years as an African American child in a multi-cultural world. Her career of more than a half century earned her the first Lifetime Achievement Grammy award for a children’s music artist, and her more than thirty recordings teach us to learn from one another while taking pride in our own heritage. This African American Legacy recording of Ella singing with children from the Cool Classics after-school program spotlights her own heritage while showing her delight for the traditions of others. 36 minutes, lyrics, photos, 28-page booklet.

This recording is the sixth release in the Smithsonian Folkways African American Legacy Series, co-presented with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Content Type
Music recording
Duration
37 mins
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
Children's, African American Music, American Folk
Label
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Page Count
21
Release Date
2011
Subject
World Music, American Music, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, United States and Canada, Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Estados Unidos y Canadá, Estados Unidos e Canadá

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