Beautifully performed and produced 2-CD set of songs and stories. A young boy's grandmother has recently passed away, and she returns in his dreams to comfort him and teach him about the seven precepts of Kwanzaa. The second CD includes the deep, rich musical tracks of the first CD, featuring the vocals of Jacquie Godden and the percussion of James Imani Henry. Great for classroom use or for family listening. The CD can be purchased from the CD Baby website or the artist's website.
Released 1997; Silver Bush Music
Each of the seven principles of Kwanzaa is represented with a song, concluding with a Kwanzaa dance. All of the songs were composed and produced by Charles Mims and Patsy Moore, and feature the vocals of Kenya Hathaway and Michael Mishaw. The music is contemporary R&B, in a style similar to Anita Baker or Luther Vandross. A 2000 Parents' Choice® Silver Honor winner
Released 1999; Charphelia/Orchard
Released 2000; Peter Pan
Composed by Judith Baity, the songs on this CD feature piano, woodwinds, keyboards, and percussion accompanying children singing about each principle of Kwanzaa. The CD includes three versions of each track: a full performance track with the kids singing, a piano-only track to help learn each song, and a full performance instrumental track for stage presentations. Perfect for school productions!
Released 2006; Celestial Melodies