Parents' Choice Gold Award
SPEENEY, SPAWNEY, GO TO THE MOON--
Gentle yet engaging, this music is guaranteed to relax everybody from babies to CEOs. Old favorites from Brahms to Malvina Reynolds, new pieces by Candy Forest, Nancy Schimmel and Linda Hirschhorn are played on acoustic instruments (Candy at the piano and Emil Miland playing cello) and sung by family: Candy and her brother, Ben Mordush, with a cameo appearance by The Singing Rainbow Youth Ensemble.
The music is selected for its quieting quality and arranged to encourage deep relaxation of body, mind and spirit.
Occupella organizes informal public singing at Bay Area occupation sites, marches and at BART stations. We sing to promote peace, justice, and an end to corporate domination, especially in support of the Occupy movement.
Music has the power to build spirit, foster a sense of unity, convey messages and emotions, spread information, and bring joy to participants and audience alike.
We have an extensive online songbook of singable parodies, rewrites and traditional songs and some original songs written for OWS
Story ListsList of Traditional Stories about Peace and War
Sister’s Choice is the name of the quilt square at the top of this page, the logo of Sisters’ Choice, a small company creating books and recordings of storytelling and songs for children and adults. Like other members of the Children’s Music Network, we “recognize children’s music as a powerful means of encouraging cooperation ... celebrating diversity ... building self-esteem ... promoting respect and responsibility for our environment ... and cultivating an understanding of nonviolence and social justice.”
This web site designed by Malvina Reynolds' grandaughter, Nancy Ibsen, with thanks to Gina, Jodi, Claudia, Irene and Ken