Thursday, August 21, 2014

PHOTO RECAP: End Summer With A Splash at Deep River Waterpark #review #ad

Enjoy every last bit of summer with weekends at Deep River Waterpark through Labor Day. We just went on the 8th and the whole family had a blast! We were pleasantly surprised at how affordable the food and amenities were. And the slides were awesome! Highly recommended family friendly fun.





Disclosure:  Thanks to Deep River Waterpark for providing us with tickets & food vouchers for review purposes and for our giveaway.  As always, all opinions are our own.

We live on Chicago's northwest side and still got to Deep River in just a little over an hour. Click here for our past coverage, and the full scoop on the park and check out our photo filled review below.

**Congrats again to Sarah P.--our 4 ticket/food voucher winner out of 330 entries!**



ChiIL Tips:
1. We love that the park allows outside food and drinks!
At first, your kids may not be thrilled you packed sandwiches at home instead of buying them tacos, nachos, or other tasty treats from the Deep River Waterpark restaurants...
  


...till you tell them they can buy ice cream and snacks with the money you saved!!

You may be tempted by the Dippin Dots, frozen bananas and other treats, but we highly recommend you hold out for #22 Milo's Ice Cream Shop behind the Rip Tide Wave Pool. Three words for you... Funnel Cake Sundaes!

There are plenty of tables, lounge chairs and grassy areas where you can eat. 





2.  My tween & teen adored the slides and went on just about everything but the ginormous Dragon Speed Slides. They enjoyed #4 The Storm Tube Ride quite a bit and rode all 3. But their ultimate favorite was the #23 Double Dueling CannonBowl. Also note, if the Lazy River is more your speed, there are TWO of them and the one by #23 is MUCH warmer.



3. The "boys"--my husband and son--bought Big Squirts at the Surf Shop and had a ton of fun with them. Back in the day they were called Water Wienies... No matter what you call 'em, they're sure to make you smile!








Whether your idea of an ideal day is relaxing in the sun with a great book or packing in as many thrill rides as possible, or a bit of both, Deep River's got you covered.















Disclosure:  Once again, thanks to Deep River Waterpark for providing us with tickets & food vouchers for review purposes and for our giveaway.  As always, all opinions are our own.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TRAVEL DISCOUNT: Steamboat Springs Colorado #ChiILTravelKids


ChiIL Mama is a member of the US Family Bloggers. We frequently partner up with them to bring our readers discounts, giveaways, and great travel leads. If you're planning ahead for winter, check out this deal! Then ChiIL out with ChiIL Mama in some of the coolest places on the planet.



Disclosure: We have been offered the opportunity for free or discounted lodgings in exchange for sharing this deal with our readers.

Book your winter vacation to Steamboat CO before 08/29 and save up to 35% on lodging and 25% on lift tickets. http://tinyurl.com/maesxp7

Mountain Resorts offers a wide variety of attractive, well-maintained accommodations at prime locations in Steamboat Springs, Colorado surrounding the Steamboat Ski Area, with rates ranging from affordable to indulgent. If you're planning a winter vacation to Steamboat Springs there is no better time to book your trip. When you book early you have access to the best properties at the greatest discounts. 






Check out these early booking deals. Up to 35% off lodging and 25% off lift tickets!




For more information and reservations call 800-995-6049 or visit us online at http://www.mtn-resorts.com/bookearly?camp=CRN


ChiIL Mama's Adventures in Oregon #ChiILTravelKids

We're shooting a series of travel features in the wilds of Oregon, and internet & cell service is spotty, so we're on a bit of a hiatus till after the 22nd. In the mean time, travel with us vicariously via our social media outlets. Then check back with us like we vote in Chi, IL... early and often for our photo and video filled features on Portland, The Oregon Coast and Mt. Hood in late August.


Disclosure: Thanks to Travel Portland for providing us with VIP attractions passes to facilitate our coverage. It's our great pleasure to partner up. 



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Friday, August 15, 2014

ACT OUT OPENING: ALOFT CIRCUS ARTS PRESENTS CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS SHOW DINNER OF OUR DISCONTENT

On giant lampshades, clotheslines, chains and picture frames, Aloft's contemporary circus show, "The Dinner of Our Discontent" veers from heartbreaking to hilarious at the drop of a plate. 



Directed and conceptualized by Shayna Swanson, "Dinner" follows five estranged sisters as they return to the home they grew up in after their parents' sudden deaths. Through world­ class acrobatics and circus acts, childhood emotions and resentments take center stage as they encounter the same issues that plagued them while growing up: the twins still dress (and walk, and eat) alike, the second sister vies for the affection of the oldest, and they all walk heartlessly over the meek youngest sister. And then there's the grief stricken butler who has lived in the house longer than any of the girls, thanklessly raised them and waited on them every day, now faced with having to leave the only family he ever knew while trying to keep the peace. Their deceased parents watch the madness, perched precariously in two picture frames on the back wall, eyes following the action, tormented by their sudden separation and longing for their family to be whole again.


Premiered in 2009, this is a restaging of the original, with an entirely new cast of stunning circus artists. The original acts, high in the air and skittering across the floor, have been reworked to highlight the experience and incredible talents of these performers.

If you were one of the few lucky enough to see the show in its first incarnation, you'll be amazed at the growth of this contemporary circus company over the last 5 years. Aloft's Artistic Director, Shayna Swanson, once part of the cast, steps off the stage to direct the action from the outside, working to heighten the chaos and emotion that the artists bring forth.

Featuring dramatic moments, comic surprises and superb physicality, Dinner of Our Discontent reveals over 75 minutes the central truth about family: it will catch you when you fall, but make you jump through hoops for approval.

About Aloft Circus Arts:
Aloft is a Chicago­based physical performance company dedicated to telling original stories through world­class circus arts. Aloft combines visual art, urban space, physical movement, modern dance, and aerial performance to build a cohesive emotional tale. In productions meant for theaters, the street, or the open sky, Aloft Circus Arts is changing the limits of what’s physically possible in storytelling.

Founded ten years ago by Artistic Director Shayna Swanson, Aloft is at the forefront of the contemporary circus movement in the USA.. Hosts of the first­ever Contemporary Circus Festival in North America just last January, Aloft Circus Arts is putting Chicago in the world’s spotlight with ground­breaking shows and the best circus performers working today. Swanson, once part of the cast, steps offstage to direct the action, heightening the chaos and emotion. This is the first time that Aloft has presented a full­length, narrative show in a Chicago based theater.

Animal ­free and accessible for all audiences, Aloft Circus Arts is at the forefront of what modern circus is growing into, pushing the limits and leaving old ideas of “circus” in the dust.


For more information and photos, check us out on Facebook at AloftCircusArts or on our website www.aloftcircusarts.com

Jewel Loves Locals Like Eli's Cheesecake #HugeSale

Disclosure:  ChiIL Mama is happy to partner up with Jewel Osco once again and we have been compensated for sharing this information with our readers. As always, all opinions are our own.

Here at ChiIL Mama we love to support and feature local vendors. So, for our final Jewel post in our Huge Sale series, we're highlighting Eli's Cheesecake. Jewel is celebrating their 115th anniversary and Eli's is great for whatever you celebrate. We've seen Eli's at presidential inaugurations, Chicago's birthday party, loads of theatre events, The Auditorium Theatre's Anniversary and many more occasions large and small. Everything's sweeter with cheesecake, especially when it's Eli's, because they make it with only the best ingredients.



ChiIL Mama has had the great pleasure of being invited out to Eli's Cheesecake for two years in a row now for their blogger breakfast. Click here for our sweet, behind the scenes, 2013 photo filled recap. Our 2014 highlights are coming soon. I was even on the winning team in the Turtle Cheesecake Decorating speed contest two years running.



National Cheesecake Day just recently passed, but every day's a great day for cheesecake. Yum!


Jewel says: We love local.
• Eli’s is a family-owned business located on Chicago’s Northwest side • Cheesecake recipe was created by Eli Schulman and first served to celebrities at his restaurant • Eli’s cheesecake made its debut at the first Taste of Chicago and has since sold more than 5.2 million slices!











Check out Jewel Osco's Huge Anniversary Sale and follow along on the hashtag #HugeSale for crazy cool giveaways and deep discounts.


Click here for more sweet anniversary deals, then check back with ChiIL Mama early & often for a whole series of savings specials throughout Jewel-Osco's... 

**HUGE SALE**
new deals starting 8/13






PENN & TELLER, THE BAD BOYS OF MAGIC, BRING THEIR OUTRAGEOUS ACT TO THE PARAMOUNT, ONE-NIGHT-ONLY, FRIDAY, OCT. 17

I was first introduced to Penn & Teller by a former roommate of mine who was a fire eating, stilt walking, Objectivist Clown.  He used to watch their shows endlessly between his own stand up comedy gigs.  If you've got a passion for magic, too, come check them out in person October 17th, for one night only.


Photo credit-Greg-Alai


Penn & Teller, the "Bad Boys of Magic," are bringing their fire, knives, shop tools and outrageous comedy to the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, Friday, October 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $55, $65 and $75. 

For tickets and information, visit ParamountAurora.com, call (630) 896-6666, or purchase in person at the Paramount Theatre box office, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Recommended for ages 8 and up.


Penn & Teller turned the magic world upside down, and in the process, they have performed sold out runs on Broadway, done multiple world tours, produced a TV series that was nominated for 13 Emmys, written three New York Times best-sellers and have a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Experience what has made Penn & Teller one of the hottest tickets in Vegas for over 20 years.
More about Penn & Teller

For nearly 40 years, Penn & Teller have defied labels - and at times, physics and good taste - by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy.With sold out runs on Broadway, world tours, Emmy-winning TV specials and hundreds of outrageous appearances on Letterman to Leno, Friends to The SimpsonsChelsea Lately to Top Chef, comedy's only team shows no signs of slowing down.

With an amazing seven wins, including 2013 as "Las Vegas Magicians of the Year," their 12-year run at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino makes them one of the longest running and most beloved shows in Las Vegas history, outselling every other resident magician on The Strip.

Their new TV show Penn & Teller: Fool Us debuted this summer on The CW, featuring European magicians performing their "best trick" for the titular duo for a chance to perform live at Penn & Teller's Las Vegas venue.

Their Showtime series, Penn & Teller: BS!, was nominated for 13 Emmys and is the longest-running series in the history of the network. They also starred in Penn & Teller Tell A Lie for the Discovery Channel in 2011. Their acclaimed 2013 documentary film, Tim's Vermeer, followed inventor Tim Jenison on his quest to discover the methods used by Dutch Master painter Johannes Vermeer. 

Along the way, they've written three New York Times best-sellers, hosted their own Emmy nominated variety show for FX, starred in their own Emmy winning specials for ABC, NBC and Comedy Central and produced the critically lauded feature film documentary The Aristocrats.

As individuals, they are just as prolific. Teller directed a version of Macbeth that toured the East Coast to raves from The New York Times and Wall Street Journal and co-wrote and directed the Off-Broadway thriller Play Dead. Penn Jillette has written three books, including the 2011 New York Times best seller "God No!", hosted the NBC game show Identity, donned his ballroom shoes for the 2008 season of ABC's hit Dancing With The Stars, and showed his business savvy on the 2013 season of NBC's All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.

With inclusions in the New York Times crossword puzzle, as answers on Jeopardy and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, their status as cultural icons and the preeminent duo in comedy was once again reinforced when Katy Perry personally asked them to co-star in the video for her #1 song, "Waking Up in Vegas." In April 2013, they were honored with their very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For more information, visit PennAndTeller.net.

Penn & Teller is sponsored by Comfort Suites Aurora and Sikich.

Also on stage in 2014-15 at the Paramount

In addition to Penn & Teller, Paramount's 2014-15 season boasts The Happy Together Tour (Aug. 22), 11-year-old rap phenom Matty B (Aug. 23), Donny & Marie (7 shows, Aug. 27-31), Cats (Sept. 10-Oct. 12), Jim Brickman: Celebrating 20 Years (Oct. 18), Home Free, winners of NBC-TV's The Sing-Off (Oct. 19), Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody (Oct. 24), Jerry Lewis (Oct. 26), Recycled Percussion (Nov. 1), Brooks & Wine featuring country star Kix Brooks paired with a private wine tasting (Nov. 8), Under the Streetlamp, Chicago's favorite former Jersey Boys (Nov. 9), Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl (Nov. 14), the Chicago Comedy Tour with WGN Morning News' Ana Belaval, Pat Tomasulo and Mike Toomey (Nov. 22, in  the Copley Theatre), Mary Poppins (Nov. 26, 2014-Jan. 4), The Second City Dysfunctional Holiday Revue (Dec. 5-21, in the Copley Theatre), The Who's Tommy (Jan. 14-Feb. 15), Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two Woman Show (Feb. 22), Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe winner John Lithgow in his one-man show Stories by Heart (Mar. 7), Defending the Caveman (Mar. 13-29, in the Copley Theatre), Les Miserables (Mar. 18-Apr. 26), An Evening with David Sedaris, one of the top humorists of our time (Apr. 28), the internationally acclaimed, shape-shifting dance troupe Pilobolus (Apr. 30), and gal pal favorite Menopause the Musical (May 6-Jun. 28, in the Copley Theatre). Also back in 2014-15, Paramount's popular $1 Classic Movie Mondays series, presenting everyone's favorite flicks in one of Chicago's top former movie palaces for just $1, and a line-up of children's shows designed to entertain while they educate.

In addition to the lowest major theater subscription prices anywhere in Illinois, subscriber benefits at the Paramount have never been better. Purchase four or more shows and you automatically reap many benefits as a season subscriber, including the best seats in the house, easy ticket exchange privileges, and first notice of added shows and special subscriber events. Subscriber discounts range from 5% to 15% off single ticket prices, depending on how many shows you buy. 

To become a subscriber or to purchase single tickets to individual shows, please call the box office at (630) 896-6666, stop by in person at 23 E. Galena Blvd. in Aurora, or go online at ParamountAurora.com

About The Paramount Theatre
The Paramount Theatre is the center for performing arts, entertainment and arts education in Aurora, the second largest city in Illinois. Named "One of Chicago's Top 10 Attended Theatres" by the League of Chicago Theatres, the 1,888-seat Paramount Theatre, located in the heart of downtown Aurora at 23 E. Galena Blvd., is nationally renowned for the quality and caliber of its presentations, superb acoustics and historic beauty.   

The Paramount Theatre opened on September 3, 1931. Designed by nationally renowned theater architects C.W. and George L. Rapp, the theater captures a unique Venetian setting portrayed in the art deco influence of the 1930s. The first air-conditioned building outside of Chicago, the Paramount offered the public a variety of entertainment, including "talking pictures," vaudeville, concerts and circus performances for more than 40 years.  In 1976, Aurora Civic Center Authority purchased the Paramount and closed the theater for restoration. The $1.5 million project restored the Paramount to its original grandeur. On April 29, 1978, the Paramount Arts Center opened, offering a variety of theatrical, musical, comedy, dance and family programming. In 2006, a 12,000-square-foot, two-story Grand Gallery lobby was added, with a new, state-of-the-art box office, café and art gallery.

Today, the Paramount produces its own Broadway Musical series, presents an eclectic array of comedy, music, dance and family shows, and on most Mondays, screens a classic movie. For tickets and information, go to ParamountAurora.com or call (630) 896-6666

The Paramount Theatre is one of three live performance venues programmed and managed by the Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA). ACCA also oversees the Paramount's "sister" stage, the intimate, 216-seat Copley Theatre located directly across the street from the Paramount at 8 E. Galena Blvd., as well as RiverEdge Park, downtown Aurora's new summer outdoor concert venue.

The Paramount Theatre continues to expand its artistic and institutional boundaries under the guidance of Tim Rater, President and CEO, Aurora Civic Center Authority; Jim Corti, Artistic Director, Paramount Theatre; a dedicated Board of Trustees and a devoted staff of live theater and music professionals.   


Paramount's 2014-15 Broadway Series is sponsored by the Dunham Fund, BMO Harris Bank and PACE (Paramount Arts Centre Endowment). Broadway Lighting Sponsor is ComEd. For more information, visit ParamountAurora.com.

Celebrate Huge 115th Anniversary Savings At Jewel #HugeSale


Check out our camping favorites and stock up at Jewel Osco . Come on out and SAVE.

Disclosure:  ChiIL Mama is happy to partner up with Jewel Osco once again and we have been compensated for sharing this information with our readers. As always, all opinions are our own.



Check out Jewel Osco's Huge Anniversary Sale and follow along on the hashtag #HugeSale for crazy cool giveaways and deep discounts.

**HUGE SALE**


Our family loves to camp out and grill out, at home and in the woods. What are your camping food favs? This past weekend we headed out to where the trees are taller than the buildings with a slew of friends. First we headed to Jewel. Here's some of our must eats over the campfire.

  • S'Mores ingredients--marshmallows, cinnamon & regular Graham Crackers, and Hershey bars.
  • Ground turkey & beef & sharp cheddar cheese for burgers for everyone
  • eggs/milk/bread/cinnamon sugar for rockin' French Toast
  • salt-pepper-garlic salt & fresh garlic
  • sweet corn/asparagus/potatoes/Brussels sprouts
  • nectarines/kiwi/bananas
  • coffee/beer/wine
We have two ice cream balls to make homemade ice cream in the great outdoors, so we stocked up on ingredients for those as well:

  • chocolate chips
  • hot chocolate powder
  • ice/rock salt
  • half n half




Click here for more sweet anniversary deals, then check back with ChiIL Mama early & often for a whole series of savings specials throughout Jewel-Osco's... 

Disclosure:  ChiIL Mama is happy to partner up with Jewel Osco once again and we have been compensated for sharing this information with our readers. As always, all opinions are our own.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GIVEAWAY: WIN Ella Jenkins' 40th Release More Multicultural Children’s Songs Via Smithsonian Folkways (2 winners)


“First Lady of Children’s Music” Ella Jenkins Celebrates 90th Birthday with 
New Album Out 8/5 

How many women can say they turned 90 and released a new album last week?! We think that honor belongs solely to Ella Jenkins!

Here at ChiIL Mama, we are so excited to announce the release of Ella Jenkins’ 40th album from Folkways, More Multicultural Children’s Songs, out 8/5/14 (one day before her 90th birthday)!  This prolific and powerful performer is truly a treasure. 



Disclosure:  Thanks to Ella Jenkins and Smithsonian Folkways for partnering up with ChiIL Mama and providing us with giveaway and review copies. As always, all opinions are our own.

We've been huge fans of Ella's work for decades. Back when my kids were toddlers, my daughter Sage mistook the similar sounding Ella/Hello and adamantly insisted her name was "Hello Jenkins", and wouldn't be corrected. When Sage gave her a big hug and called her "Hello Jenkins" at a show, we told Ella the story and she smiled and laughed good naturedly. 

Somehow it fits her. Her multicultural music is a joyous greeting the world over, that's spanned 40 albums and 57 years. Hello Jenkins indeed!

WIN More Multicultural Children’s Songs: 
ChiIL Mama is celebrating the new release by giving away TWO copies of 
More Multicultural Children’s Songs to two of our lucky readers ($14.98 value each).

Enter HERE for your chance to win! Our full review is coming shortly. In the mean time, enter to win a copy of your own. Open nationwide to anyone in the US. Enter through midnight August 26th.

Sage held Ella's hand in a circle dance when she played Kidzapalooza waaaaay back in 2006. Here are a few of our shots from that show. Ella played Kidza again in 2013 and holds the distinction as oldest performer at Lollapalooza to date.



Ella Jenkins celebrating her 82nd birthday at Kidzapalooza in 2006





ChiIL Mama, Dugan (5) and Sage (3) at Kidzapalooza in 2006

I was so happy to be approached to add birthday wishes to a card for her, last week at the VIR Kidzapalooza Brunch at The James Hotel, along with a number of our favorite kindie artists. Of course I referenced the "Hello Jenkins" story.


"You are pure inspiration. Happy Birthday "Hello Jenkins" Love, ChiIL Mama & Family." 



Photo Credit: Lynn Orman Weiss



Click HERE for a Three-song sneak preview from More Multicultural Children’s Songs 

The 40th album presents a selection of the Grammy-winning artist’s favorite songs learned from cultures around the world, inspiring respect and rejoicing in the traditions of others among children of all ages. 

Thanks to Lynn Orman Weiss, who shot this fun video greeting for Ella with kindie musicians Brady Rymer (in from NYC), and Chicago's own Little Miss Ann (Ann Torralba), Jeanie B. and Laura Doherty. Lynn invited us to share it with you.  


Ella is one of our favorites here at ChiIL Mama. She is such an incredible artist and a fine example of all that's right and good in the world. She was a "kindie" or kids' indie musician eons before the genre officially existed and we don't know a children's musician today who hasn't been touched, inspired and influenced by her. It's amazing to me that Ella has now influenced kids today, their parents, their grandparents and even their GREAT grandparents.

No Smithsonian Folkways release has been more popular than Ella Jenkins’ 1995 album Multicultural Children’s Songs, a selection of her favorite melodies learned from cultures around the world. In celebration of Ella’s 90th birthday on August 6, Smithsonian Folkways released ‘More Multicultural Children’s Songs’ (official release date 8/5/14). The album is her 40th title spanning an amazing 57 years and features 20 classics from her prolific catalogue.

More Multicultural Children’s Songs inspires respect and rejoicing in the traditions of others among children of all ages. “Hukilau” takes the listener to a Hawaiian fish-eating ceremony, “Rushing Around in Russia” teaches greetings, and “Qué Bonita Bandera” is a beautiful ode to the Puerto Rican flag. Ella also makes pit stops in China, Germany, Greece and beyond throughout this 20-track journey. More Multicultural Children’s Songs includes a beautiful essay from Ella herself, in which she says: “The songs and stories were inspired by the wonderful people I’ve met all over the world, and in the spirit of how they shared their customs and songs with me, I pass them on to you.”

Chicago-based Ella Jenkins, known as “The First Lady of Children’s Music,” has received many awards over her long career, including a 2004 GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award (the only such award given to a children’s musician), and an Honorary Doctorate from the Erikson Institute the same year. In 2005, cELLAbration, an album of Ella’s songs performed by Sweet Honey In The Rock, Riders in the Sky, Tom Paxton, Cathy & Marcy, Pete Seeger, Tom Chapin, and others won the 2005 GRAMMY for Best Children’s Album.

Ella was the first woman and first children’s musician to receive the ASCAP Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999, and in 2009 she earned a United States Artists award. She is one of the first African American women to have a TV show, when in the 1950s she hosted a weekly segment on “The Totem Club,” a children’s program broadcast in Chicago. Her “Me Too Series” films were featured numerous times on “Sesame Street,” and she has also appeared on “Barney and Friends” and “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

Her 1966 album ‘You'll Sing a Song and I'll Sing a Song’ is part of the Library of Congress National Recording Registry. In 2013, Ella kicked off the Lollapalooza festival kid’s stage. Currently, her recordings of “Wade in the Water” and “A Man Went Down to the River” are featured in Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s internationally acclaimed ballet Revelations.

“Ella Jenkins is a constant source of inspiration and a bottomless well of songs, ideas, and spirit. She is by far the most worldly performer that children’s music has ever known.” -- Dan Zanes

More Multicultural Children’s Songs tracklist:

1.         Where is Mary?
2.         Shabat Shalom
3.         Hukilau
4.         Rushing Around in Russia
5.         In the People’s Republic of China
6.         A Train Ride to the Great Wall
7.         Count from One to Ten
8.         I’m Going to Cairo
9.         Que Bonita Bandera
10.       Canadian Friendship
11.       A German Counting Rhyme
12.       Tee-Kan-Yas
13.       Yemayah
14.       A Taxi Ride
15.       Differences (spoken word)
16.       In Australia
17.       Australian Zoo
18.       Bim Bom, Bim Bom
19.       My Little Blue Dreidel
20.       Chotto Matte Kudasai


More Multicultural Children's Songs from 
Ella Jenkins
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No Smithsonian Folkways release has been more popular than the 1995 album Multicultural Children’s Songs, a selection of Ella Jenkins’ favorite melodies she learned from cultures around the world. Now, Folkways brings you More Multicultural Children’s Songs from Ella Jenkins, 20 additional classics from The First Lady of Children’s Music’s prolific work. Multilingual, multicultural, and multi-national, this collection of timeless tracks inspires respect and rejoicing in the traditions of others. 44 minutes, 20 page booklet with lyrics.

FREE DOWNLOAD
Please enjoy a free download of the song “Where is Mary?”
Where is Mary?
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YEAR OF RECORDING 2014
SOURCE ARCHIVE Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

CREDITS Produced by John Smith ; Mastered by Pete Reiniger ; Photography by Karen Hoyt Byers ; Introduction by Ella Jenkins ; Design by Visual Dialogue

Disclosure:  Once again, thanks to Ella Jenkins and Smithsonian Folkways for partnering up with ChiIL Mama and providing us with giveaway and review copies. As always, all opinions are our own.


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