MP3 Barking Gorillas - Jivin' in the Jungle
A moving, grooving, barking, boogying blast of a good time bursting with songs diverse enough to keep the whole jungle rocking. These rocking, funky and fun songs are perfect for parents tired of oversimplified, dull kids'' music.--New York Post 8/13/05
12 MP3 Songs
KIDS/FAMILY: Children''s Pop, KIDS/FAMILY: General Children''s Music
What do you get when you throw together some hairy feet, funky guitar licks, sparkly vests, and groovy lyrics???
The answer is... Barking Gorillas!
The newest & hippest "Cool music for kids...And their parents too!" If you just can''t stomach another Barney tape or folksy rendition of the Itsy Bitsy Spider, our music is what your family has been searching for.
Barking Gorillas was conceived in 2004 (two years after the birth of our son) by a musician and an educator who decided to join forces professionally (prior to that our union was strictly personal). Armed with the diversity of our New York City upbringings and our son as our muse, we have created an original children''s CD that is edgier and funkier than the usual folksy renditions of traditional kids'' music. In our home, we listen to everything from Beethoven, to The Beatles, to Bob Marley, and, yes, even Barney. There''s no doubt our son loves and appreciates all types of music, but some "adult" lyrics tend to be a bit racy for young ears and "children''s" music is generally oversimplified. We all know that children become more articulate when they are exposed to more diverse and sophisticated language-the language of music is no different. What we have discovered is there is a musical void for children that lies somewhere between Barney and Bach.
Barking Gorillas has broken the mold! Our tunes are as sophisticated and diverse as any "adult" music with lyrics that kids can relate to and parents can feel good about. Most of all, our music is fun! In a world where children are often forced to grow up too fast, our music will nurture their level of intellectual and artistic sophistication, while letting kids be kids. Yes, children do learn through repetition, but as parents, we all know what it''s like to listen to our child''s favorite song over and over again. Aren''t you ready for something that the whole family will love hearing again and again? Go ahead and have a blast barking and boogying to the beat with Barking Gorillas!