Yo-Yo Ma & Sandra Boynton Collaborate On Jungle Night, A Board Book Featuring Ma’s Playing

Yo-Yo Ma & Sandra Boynton Collaborate On Jungle Night, A Board Book Which Featuring Ma’s Playing
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Something absolutely magical happens every time cellist Yo-Yo Ma plays. The renowned musician has been celebrated all over the world for his expressive playing.

The American cellist has now collaborated with author Sandra Boynton on a new picture board book with accompanying soundtrack, Jungle Night.


Jungle Night Board Book by Sandra Boynton

Jungle Night Board Book by Sandra Boynton
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The Jungle Night picture book and soundtrack was released on 23 March 2021. In conjunction with the book release, there is also an animated version of the project which features delightful pictures along with narration by the author’s son.

The words of Jungle Night are interpreted by Yo-Yo Ma. His cello playing brings to life different animal noises, from the sleeping cheetah to the green jungle frogs.


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Sounds of Yo-Yo Ma Cello Set To Animated Animals

In the video, the story is followed by a rhythmic interpretation of Erik Satie’s Jungle Gymnopédie No. 1, with Yo-Yo Ma playing the melody on his cello, of course.

It seems to work, lulling the animated animals back to sleep.

Watch the video and enjoy Ma’s playing for yourself below.

The Jungle Night board book is suitable for babies to ages 4. It is available on Amazon.

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