Jambo and Other Call and Response Songs and Chants

Jambo and Other Call and Response Songs and Chants

Ella Jenkins SFW45017

Twelve of Ella’s call-and-response songs with simple rhythmic sounds and lyrics in English and Swahili. Inspired by music of communities and Ella’s experiences in Kenya and Tanzania. Includes On Safari, Counting in Swahili, and Yemayah. "This is my favorite Jenkins collection. Jambo ('Hello' in Swahili) has only 9 words...But once you hear it, you'll never forget it...I play this tape when I'm driving—even without the kids. Grade A" —Entertainment Weekly

Year Released 1996
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Copyright 1996 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Genre(s) Children's
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American
Subject(s) Folk songs--United States; Folksong revival; Music--Juvenile
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101 Jambo Ella Jenkins 3:00
102 On Safari Ella Jenkins 2:19
103 Counting on Swahili Ella Jenkins 1:41
104 Pole Pole Ella Jenkins 4:51
105 Yemayah Ella Jenkins 1:43
106 It's a Holiday Ella Jenkins 1:52
107 I Looked into the Mirror Ella Jenkins 3:58
108 Annie My Cooking Friend Ella Jenkins 2:49
109 Barreling on Down the Highway Ella Jenkins 2:29
110 Seasons Ella Jenkins 2:52
111 A Trains-A-Coming Ella Jenkins 2:39
112 The Hi-de-ho Man Ella Jenkins 2:01
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