Leslie Zak | If An Ostrich Can Yodel ...

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If An Ostrich Can Yodel ...

by Leslie Zak

Honoring animals and the wonders of the world around us, this album bunces, dances, and soothes the spirits of kids and grownups. Winner Children's Music WEB Award 2002.
Genre: Kids/Family: General Children's Music
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1. Lift Each Other
2:14 album only
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2. Down By the Creek
2:48 album only
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3. Song of Life
3:55 album only
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4. Uncle Reuben
0:57 album only
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5. Luchin
2:34 album only
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6. Hob Ich a Por Oksn
1:53 album only
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7. Five Little Monkeys
2:16 album only
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8. The Rooster Song
2:45 album only
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9. The Turnip Story
3:02 album only
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10. Shou Jyou Ji
1:28 album only
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11. Little Rabbit
2:07 album only
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12. The Ostrich
2:58 album only
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13. Owl Moon
3:04 album only
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14. Little Arabella Miller
0:37 album only
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15. Horse Named Bill
1:24 album only
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16. Family Under One Sky
3:16 album only
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17. Now the Day is Over
1:33 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 reading-writing teacher, folksinger

Leslie Zak is a Walking Treasure Trove of Wonderful Children's Music Performed B
It never ceases to amaze me what wonderful music for children and families is so readily avalable through people like the Children's Music Network songstress Leslie Zak--who can sing in many different languages. What a treat for kids to hear songs sung in other tongues but with joy and feeling! Leslie displays her linguistic expertise and her skill in caringly displaying the importance of valuing the cultures of other cultures as she sngs at least two songs beyond the borders of the English language in this album. And Leslie demonstrates an important lesson for us all--that singing can lift us up, and that we should all lift each other up as we journey on our pathway through this life. Her take on the Five Little Monkeys is funny and provides a subtle lesson for us about sharing wth others. Owl Moon is a truly beautiful song that draws us all right in to sing along. Leslie's voice is clear, kind and gentle and has the power yet to rise above others softly and lead us through the songs. Yes, Leslie is a treasure; no wonder this is an award-winning album!
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