Armstrong & Aichele: World Tales Volume I
A Mosaic of Stories & Music from Around the World
In 1992, Randy Armstrong and Genevieve Aichele began collaborating as Armstrong & Aichele, a performance ensemble that merges music, movement, storytelling and theatre to animate timeless stories that appeal to audiences of all ages. Together they perform "World Tales," with music played on traditional instruments from all over the globe -- the Native American flute, the African djembe drum, and the North Indian sitar, just to name a few.
The stories include traditional favorites like Anansi the Spider and original retellings of ancient myths. World Tales Volume I is a delightful Mosaic of Music & Stories from Around the World," the album has won rave reviews all over the country.
"This stunning collection will take you and your child far from home."
-- Women’s Day Magazine
"The artists’ expressive delivery make this a fine, artistic piece."
"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.
World Tales, Volume I received Outstanding Awards from the Parent’s Council and the Parents Guide to Children’s Media, and won the 2001 Children’s Music Web Award for Classic Recordings.
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