Jewish educator Robyn Hendricks has created a unique name for herself by combining the Hebrew words "ha morah", literally "the teacher", with her name. Along with creating her name, HaMo'Robyn has created quite a following among young children and their families, fostering a love of Judaism with her unique blend of song and story. This recording of 15 songs, a mix of both beloved favorites and delightful original compositions is sure to become a favorite the whole family can agree upon.
Robyn moves effortlessly from straight acoustic guitar/vocal tracks: â€œGonna Build Me an Arkâ€, â€œThank You, Godâ€, â€œBim Bomâ€, to fully orchestrated ballads, with rich backup vocal harmonies; â€œThe Rainbow Blessingâ€, â€œItâ€™s Chanukah Timeâ€, â€œTâ€™filat Haderchâ€, to a Carmen Miranda style â€œAfikomen Mambo.â€ Her original composition, â€œEstherâ€™s Songâ€, sure to become a holiday classic, tells the entire story of Purim (okay, the whole megillah!) in song and allows us a true sampling of her delightful sense of humor.
Joined by a chorus of children on many of the tracks, "HaMoâ€™Robyn... just in case" gives the feel of being at an intimate sing-a-long in your car or living room, and will have you're child singing and dancing along from the jump.
The South African born Hendricks is currently the Judaic specialist for the Early Childhood Education Department at the Alpert Jewish Community Center in Long Beach, CA (where she attended preschool almost 40 years ago!!), as well as the Music Specialist for Temple Israel of Long Beach. Robyn also provides music and "ruach"(spirit) for both family and adult based Jewish retreats. With the release of her first CD, everyone can bring HaMo'Robyn into their homes to experience the joy and energy that make her such a unique and vibrant Jewish educator.
....and yes, she really does fit in the guitar case!!!
Check out the artist's website:
1. Boker Tov Blues
2. This Shabbat Light of Mine
3. Alef-Bet Song
4. The Rainbow Blessing
5. Not by Might-Not by Power
6. Bim Bom/Shabbat Shalom
7. Gonna Build Me an Ark
8. Five Little Wooden Dreidels
9. Afikomen Mambo
10. Thank You, God
12. Everybody's Got a Little Music
13. It's Chanukah Time
14. Esther's Song
15. T'filat Haderech