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  • African American Legacy Series: A Life of Song, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings release from 2011

    African American Legacy Series: A Life of Song, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings release from 2011

    A Life of Song from Ella Jenkins Now Available, New Video

    A Life of Song, the new album by Ella Jenkins, is now available on CD or digital download format. Also, Watch this new video entitled "We Love You Ella!"

    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 dozens of 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.

    A Life of Song, the new album by Ella Jenkins, is now available on CD or digital download format. Also, Watch this new video entitled "We Love You Ella!"

    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 dozens of 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.