There's a new genre on the scene and its taking the nation by storm
It's called "family music." A refreshing blend of unpretentious, inspiring, spirited lyrics for the young and young at heart, woven around a cornucopia of rhythms and sounds that make you want to shake your tail feather while you appreciate the richness revelry of life.
And it's much welcomed arrival in this world where innocence and simplicity has been orphaned by the complexities of daily living. Some have called this genre "music whose time has come."
Introducing Folami Prescott-Adams and "Come Be With Me"
Song writer and educator Dr. Folami Prescott-Adams is in the eye of this amazing storm. Her latest CD entitled, Come Be With Me" is a compilation of fourteen fresh and original songs that not only moves the listener to snap their fingers and tap their feet, this amazing CD raises the social and spiritual consciousness of young and old through its richly crafted lyrics.
The Message in Her Music
Come Be With Me sets out to "promote a sense of family, culture, community and pride," according to Folami. The lyrics are written in a way that motivates, inspires and empowers youngsters through life affirming themes to help them feel good about themselves and their destiny. Songs such as Good Morning, Take A Nap, Have Fun, History No Mystery, and Straight to the Family.
"Come Be With Me" and "ABC's of Unity" are sure to be family favorites on road trips and getting ready for school in the morning.
Folami delivers song after song with a solid, soulful, soothing and symphonic quality reminiscent of a cross between Roberta Flack and Jill Scott. While the content of the music is for children, the production is funky and contemporary, which is loads of fun for the entire family with all of its eclectic blend of music with neo soul, hip hop, country, jazz and classical cuts.
New Project in Development
The magic of the awe-inspiring, catchy and entertaining tunes on her CD will permeate her current project, which is under development, of a children's television show which features the playful and loveable characters "Sunny Sydup (side-up)" and "Silver Lining." Through songs and prose these two affable girls guide the viewing audience through some of the bumps and bends in life to help little folks deal with big issues, provide messages of hope and lessons of inspiration. They will also traverse those heart felt moments in life as well, things we can sing, laugh and feel good about.
More About Folami
* She is co-founder/president of HomeMade Jamz, a multi-media concern that creates and develops character-oriented consumer products and services for entertainment and education to broadcast outlets, educational systems, and families. Dr. Prescott-Adams also serves as creative director to ensure proper guidance and development of media products, including the family CD series, electronic programming and education materials.
*She has an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Brown University; a Master's in Educational Administration from Temple University in Philadelphia; and a doctorate of Community Psychology from Georgia State.
*As a professional community psychologist, Dr. Prescott-Adams has and over 20 years in youth programming, curriculum development, program evaluation and school reform. And she has worked with education consultant and nationally renown author Jawanza Kunjufu in co-writing an africentric/multicultural curriculum called SETCLAE Program (Self-Esteem Through Culture Leads to Academic Excellence) for grades K-12 in which many of her songs have been incorporated.
*Dr. Prescott-Adams serves as assistant director of programs for Communities in Schools (CIS) in Atlanta, whose mission is to connect community resources with schools to help young people learn successfully, remain in school and prepare for constructive, positive living.
*She is the artistic director for ARCH Productions, a theatrical outfit housed at Columbia High School in Decatur, GA.
*She has spent 20 years working in school reform at Georgia State University, the Annenberg Foundation and other metro Atlanta school districts, along with previously directing school-based programs for 100 Black Men of America, Atlanta Chapter, the Morehouse School of Medicine and Time Warner's CNN Student Bureau.
*Dr. Prescott-Adams, is married, lives in Atlanta, GA and the proud mother of four talented, brilliant children.