Academics' Choice Award™ Winner
Pacha's Pajamas: A Story Written By NatureAges: 5 - 8
Type: Audio CD
By BALANCE Edutainment
The double album has twenty-eight tracks and features 70 artists spanning four generations including Mos Def, Cheech Marin, Les Nubians, Talib Kweli, Agape Youth Choir and 20 young artists.
Magical pajamas whisk Pacha away to imaginary worlds where she has wild and comedic adventures with the characters on her PJs. In this first story of the series, Pacha journeys to an epic music festival in the jungle organized for (and by) plants and animals. Fox News is reporting but its real foxes! The animals' experiences convey clues about the state of their habitat and the impact of human activities. Through this dream experience, Pacha falls in love with nature, realizes she is part of nature and that she has all that she needs within herself.
The story weaves in many important topics including climate change, childhood illness, drought, hurricanes, extreme weather events, habitat loss, plastics, resource extraction, deforestation collective work, connectedness and unity. It also helps children see themselves as connected to nature and understand how they can make a difference in the world and in themselves.
This thematic children's CD is filled with a wonderful message of hopes and dreams and captures the emotions of both parents and kids alike. It features artists such as Lyrics Born and Cheech Marin and Mos Def. Pachas Pajamas is a hip hop musical with an inspirational, almost spiritual, message to kids telling them to follow their dreams. The narrative is fun to follow and the music is full of dance, hip hop and rap. It preaches love, peace, dreams and Momma Earth. We think Michael Franti would be the perfect addition to this uplifting collection of songs! A big thumbs up!
I was very honored to review this fantastic children's CD. Pacha's PJ's includes so many wonderful themes for children and adults. Environmental, economic, and social equality, dreams and transformation, family, species awareness, corporate pollution and control, and many, many more. Pacha meanders through entertaining, interesting, educational, and emotional interactions as she holds the Pacha Jamma nature festival.
The music is just excellent. There are so many talented artists young and old, new and established participating. They must have been so moved that a children's CD could be so indepth and creative. Their work really takes the reader through the experience of being there with all the animals and how elaborate they are described and how realistic they come to life. It is a great start to really help kids become aware of very important issues in our times and to get them off the couch and out into nature. I will highly recommend this CD to many of the parents and teachers I know to spread the word of Pacha's Pajamas.
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