Children’s folk singer visits Dorn School
June 28, 2012 12:34PM
Pre-kindergarten teachers (standing, from left) Michelle Naumann, Mary Koehler and Patti Langford visit with Grammy Award-winning children’s folk singer Ella Jenkins (sitting), who was the guest at a recent Family Fun Night. | Supplied Photo
Updated: August 2, 2012 6:01AM
Grammy Award-winning children’s folk singer Ella Jenkins shared her interactive musical talents with students, staff and parents during a Family Fun Night at Dorn School in Hickory Hills. Both Dorn and Sorrick schools combined for the event.
Jenkins’ music incorporates world cultures (she’s performed on all seven continents) and the basic skills children need regarding music education. She has appeared on television shows such as “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood,” “Sesame Street” and “Barney.”
Jenkins, 87, uses her songs to develop greater intercultural understanding and rhythmic-consciousness while helping people discover the joy of singing and communicating through active participation in songs.
Jenkins’ repertoire includes nursery rhymes, holiday songs, bilingual songs, African-American folk songs, international songs, rhythmic chants and original songs.
Drawing from cultures all over the world, she sings in many languages, exposing her audiences to diverse cultures and promoting cultural awareness.
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