Today, on NPR’s “Here and Now” program, Ellis Paul was interviewed about his children’s music album “The Dragonfly Races.” I have enjoyed the album–particularly the song “Abiola” which is about making one’s own decisions and confronting authority. He also included “Nine Months to Save the World” which I was happy to see since it wasn’t on his last album. George and I heard Ellis Paul perform the song, which he wrote when he learned his wife was pregnant, several years ago. Though the songs are geared towards children, they aren’t silly or dumbed down as a lot of children’s music is. Instead, they have the same trademark Ellis Paul sensibility, but told through narratives that make sense to younger souls.
I sent a copy of the CD to Frances, and Anna reported that they enjoyed it and had fun dancing to the music. So it’s a thumbs up from adults and from kids.