Brilliant New Idea
"Close your eyes and dream with me," says The Fox. "This colorful parachute is made of music.... and it can take us on a journey to a land of Brilliant New Ideas."
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!
See full lyric video playlist on YouTube
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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Written by Elena Moon Park
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)
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