"Rabbit Days and Dumplings
" by Elena Moon Park
Review by Nelson Wong
Elena Moon Park's Rabbit Days and Dumplings
started off as a successfully funded Kickstarter music project in 2011 with the goal of bringing East Asian folk music to the United States. Now, nearly a year and a half later, the release of Rabbit Days and Dumpling
has come to fruition featuring reinterpretered East Asian folk and childrens' songs from Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, and Tibet. Park and friends sing the 16 song tracks in their various native East Asian languages and mix them with English to take a playful approach to appeal strongly to children.
This is an album that fills a need in the childrens' music here in the United States. It has great potential to expand and diversify existing childrens' music library in any school