Feel the Beat

Dance Poems that Zing from Salsa to Swing
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (0.47 hours)
Product Number: Z100119894
Released: Mar 07, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781524777180
Narrator/s: Marilyn Singer
Publisher: Listening Library
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Listen to author Marilyn Singer read this lively collection of poems about dance to the rhythm of each style. The poems are accompanied by original music. Marilyn Singer has crafted a vibrant collection of poems celebrating all forms of social dance from samba and salsa to tango and hip-hop. The rhythm of each poem mimics the beat of the dances' steps. Enhanced by original music, the poems create a window to all the ways dance enters our lives and exists throughout many cultures. This audiobook will inspire listeners to get up and move. Features music composed and performed by Jonathon Roberts.

Original Publish Date: Mar 07, 2017

Professional reviews

"Great music, sound effects--particularly of appreciative onlookers--and Marilyn Singer's spirited narration will have even the most confirmed non-dancer getting up to move to this music! Lively poems capture the beat of the dances described, inspiring beginners and more seasoned hoofers alike. Singer's lovely pronunciation adds atmosphere as she takes listeners to each dance's country of origin. Original music by Jonathon Roberts is the perfect addition to performances that range from hip-hop to the waltz, the square dance, and Bhangra. Singer closes with informative notes on the accompanying instruments and the traditions associated with each dance. For example, the hora is for Jewish celebrations, including bar and bat mitzvahs. Listeners will find her exuberant manner of counting beats delightful. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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