Brilliant New Idea

This song begins our journey. It’s a reminder that our stories connect us to one another all across the world, and we can go wherever our curiosity leads us through telling and listening to those stories. It opens with the sounds of son jarocho, a folk music tradition from Mexico that I love dearly and dream of learning more one day. Our ‘brilliant new idea’ is to go on this journey through music and song together. We invite you to join us and sing along!

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Listen & Create

Go on a sound or song journey of your own! Print out these sheets and draw images from your own personal journeys. Create a story or song from those images.  

(The sound journey also works for smells!)

A Music Video!

By Maiko Kikuchi

(green screen by Alice Schoenberg)

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Lyrics

Written by Elena Moon Park

(download)

When I was younger i was wise

When i was younger i would rise to hear those morning lullabies

 

Now I am older I have time

Now i am older i have time to sing those songs of days gone by

Ooh- ooh - ooh... (x2)

I got this brilliant new idea

And it could take us to a world so carefree 

Let us wander far and near

And sing those songs and stories

Ooh- ooh- ooh... (x2)

Songs and stories fill the air

Songs and stories we all share on our journey of new ideas

Ooh- ooh - ooh... (x3)

Musicians

James Moore, banjo

Kyungso Park, gayageum

Yoshi Waki, upright bass

Colin Brooks, drums

Sonia De Los Santos & John Foti, harmonies

Sinuhe Padilla Isunza, guitarra, jaranita & vocal intro

Elena Moon Park, jarana, mandolin, violin, vocal

Sinuhé Padilla-Isunza

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Art by Kristiana Parn

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