Yesterday, we skipped ahead in the recording process to mix just one song which will later be on our full-length CD: "One World, Many Stories". Think of it like the advance "single"! We wrote this song for this year's library summer reading theme of the same name, and since our season of library summer reading concerts just started, we wanted to make this song available for download. We will be sending the song for free to all of the Kickstarter backers, and we will let people know when it is available to purchase on SongsForTeaching.com as soon as possible.
This song is a real tour de force, featuring more tracks than we have ever had before on a Two of a Kind recording. The lyrics celebrate the ability of books to take us to many lands (France with Madeline, India with Mowgli, Spain with Ferdinand, etc.). Along with the references to various countries, we have international instruments in the mix including Highland bagpipes, didgeridoo, sitar, koto, shamisen, cuica, kalimba, dumbek, shekere, djembe and Spanish and Mariachi trumpets. The Chorus, sung in unison as well as a round in 2 and 4 parts, sounds great with our Kids' Chorus. The verses are sung not only by David & Jenny, but by many guest vocalists including Billy Jonas, Hope Wesley Harrison, Justin Solonynka, our sons Ari & Jason, and members of the Kids' Chorus.
We hope you enjoy the result!