World Tales, Volume II:
A Mosaic of Stories & Music from Around the World


 

Listen to World Tales, Volume One

World Tales Volume II is the second in the series of albums of stories and music from around the world by the critically acclaimed partnership of storyteller, Genevieve Aichele and musician, Randy Armstrong. This volume features stories and music from Ireland, Mexico, Japan and West Africa. The Award Winning World Tales Volume I received praise throughout the USA and Canada.

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Wholesale and Retailer Pricing Available Upon Request. Contact: Randy Armstrong UMP Records, a Division of Unu Mondo Productions Music & Media P.O. Box 128 Dover, New Hampshire 03821 USA Tel / Fax: 603-664-6768 Email: info@armstrongandaichele.com

 

Awards

Armstrong & Aichele: World Tales Volume Two - 2007 Winner of the NAPPA Honors Award

Reviews

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"This is a thoroughly enchanting collection of stories from around the globe, adapted by Genevieve Aichele and set to music by Randy Armstrong. Both Aichele and Armstrong have wonderful voices for storytelling. A special treat is the voice of guest artist Billy Teare, a native of Ballycarry, Northern Ireland, who is featured on two of the stories, "What's in There" (adapted from a traditional Celtic poem) and "How Fergus Fionnliath Acquired a Dog.

"If you like Windham Hill's line of stories set to music, this CD will hold great appeal for you. This is not just a children's CD – it can be enjoyed by all ages for its music as much as for its stories and first-class performances.

"There are also four instrumental versions of these pieces, featuring Randy Armstrong on Japanese koto, shakuhachi flute, synthesizers, acoustic guitar, bass, and a huge variety of drums and other percussion instruments."

   -- New Age Retailer

"Aichele's beautiful but vibrant voice sings the stories, while Armstrong's musical accompaniment helps bring cultural authenticity to the tales... The aural quality is excellent, and background music never overwhelms the storytelling. This album will be useful to supplement literature and reading units, multicultural units, music classes, or just for quiet times in the class."

   -- School Library Journal

"Both the music and the stories are skillfully performed by Armstrong and Aichele. The music suits the stories and does not overpower the spoken word performances. One story, La Hormiguita (The Little Ant), also cleverly incorporates Spanish words and their translations into the storytelling."

   -- Multicultural Review


World Tales:
A Mosaic of Stories & Music from Around the World

Listen to World Tales, Volume One

 

 

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Wholesale and Retailer Pricing Available Upon Request. Contact: Randy Armstrong UMP Records, a Division of Unu Mondo Productions Music & Media P.O. Box 128 Dover, New Hampshire 03821 USA Tel / Fax: 603-664-6768 Email: info@armstrongandaichele.com

Reviews

"This stunning collection will take you and your child far from home."
    -- Women’s Day KIDS

"The artists’ expressive delivery make this a fine, artistic piece."
    -- Billboard

"This album is a winner for the entire family!"
    -- Tribune Media Services

These tales are humorous and engaging (with) welcome variations to the typical damsel-in-distress narrative."
    -- Toronto Sun

"This collection of multi-cultural tales and music is breathtaking."
    -- South Florida Parenting

"Highly recommended... this recording will be enjoyed by children and adults alike."
    -- MultiCultural Review

"My eight-year-old sat spellbound through the entire CD!"
    -- Parent Council, Ltd.

Tracks

The Magic Lake - 14:20
A story from Ecuador

Mzizi's Great Adventure - 11:08
An original story set in southern Africa

The First Flute - 14:55
A story from the Lakota people of North America

The Elephant and the Ant - 10:25
A tale from India

Anansi the Spider - 7:39
A story from western Africa


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