Ella Jenkins to Receive Life Time Achievement Award

Ella Jenkins will be honored with a 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy during the Grammy Awards telecast on Feb. 8. Jenkins began singing professionally in the ’50s, recording her first album for the Smithsonian Folkways label in 1957. She has spent her long career focusing on folk music for children, combining traditional folk songs from a variety of cultures with contemporary music. Children are encouraged throughout Jenkins’ albums to interact and participate with the songs and those around them.

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