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Leslie Zak | Walk Dance Talk Sing

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Walk Dance Talk Sing

by Leslie Zak

A truly multicultural album filled with warm tones and great rhythms, Leslie sings in the soul and spirit of children. "She disappears into the music - it's like a great conversation on a special train ride." - KPFK-FM, Los Angeles
Genre: Kids/Family: Sing-Along/Interactive
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1. Daylight Full
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2. Row Your Boat
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3. Jump Down Turn Around
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4. Dance Me A Jig
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5. Kira, Kira
2:07 album only
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6. Ram Sam Sam
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7. Que Lindo el Parque
2:13 album only
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8. Tue Tue
2:35 album only
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9. Neesa
3:24 album only
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10. The Lion Hunt
3:19 album only
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11. The Wolf Song
2:39 album only
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12. Circle of the Sun
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13. Earth Mother
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14. A Blessing
0:54 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Leslie Zak combines music, drama and strorytelling in concert and in theatre, television, and radio. She sings in 16 languages, and loves to have folks sing along. She was honored to be selected as a Columbus, Ohio, Cultural Arts Center's "Living the Dream" Artist of the Year, awarded to artists who best personify multicultural values. Leslie's current CD's, Walk, Dance, Talk, Sing and If an Ostrich Can Yodel ... (Children's Music Web Award 2002)
are now playing on more than 60 stations nationwide.

Recent Performances Include: * Ohio State House * Taste of Chicago Festival * Columbus Symphony Orchestra * Pottery Barn Kids: Columbus, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh * Wexner Center for the Arts * Columbus Community Festival
* Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center * WCBE - FM/AM, Columbus ( live performances ) * Bank St. College of Education; Grosvenor Neighborhood House, New York * May 1st Festival - Minneapolis * Ohio State Elementary Educators' Conference * Childrens' Hospital - Cincinnati * Childrens' Music Network Conferences: Nashville; NYC; L.A.; Minneapolis; Chicago; Cleveland; Freedom, Vermont * Folkways/Smithsonian "Homage to Harry Smith"concert * Ohio EPA "Heritage Days"

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Jim Anger- Elementary School Teacher, Folksinger, Children's Son

Leslie Zak Offers Up A Bowl Filled With Songs We Love Or Soon Learn To Love!
With Walk Dance Talk Sing, Leslie Zak, a multi-talented and multi-culturally-oriented singer of songs for kids, offers up a bowl full of songs we know or want to know--funny songs, songs from dfferent cultures we discover we really like, whether they are songs from Spanish origin (Que Lindo), the African-sounding Tue Tue, or the Native American oriented Earth Mother, with its drum-driven message "Earth is our mother. We must take care of her." Amid these songs from other cultures, (Leslie sings in many different languages!), we are suddenly treated to a sweet version of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. No matter which song is before us, we a treated to Leslie's sweet, kind and gentle, yet strong, voice rising through the melodies and leading us through the songs! I love the mandolin, banjo and drum-driven songs! And I love Leslie's choice for a closing song, Blessing: "We thank the Father for the rain; we thank the Mother for the Earth, and we thank the hand that made the bread." And we thank Leslie for this song-filled bowl of musical joy and power. The album inspires us to appreciate others, no matter the color of skin, and gives us songs that lift us up. Come share in the joy and power of these songs!
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Anna E. Kravis, Teaching & Perfomring Artist

An invaluable musical teaching resource for educators of young children!
Being an early chilhood performing artist, and teaching artist, for over 30 years, I'm always seeking uplifting, multicultural, interesting songs for my programs and workshops. This unique CD is a great teaching resource for any curriculum that values multicultural education and an expanded worldview for increasing world peace and understanding.
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