Kristin Barnes versatile musical style leads listeners on a lyrical journey around the world. Leon Mobley, one of the great percussionists of our times, applies his shoulder shaking rhythms on two of these numbers, along with J.J.Johnson. Darrell Metcalf croons folk-style about the process of building bridges to resolve conflicts. Child star Julian French deputs on a Chinese song. Young Ana Barnes cameos as well, to blend children and adults in themes that resonate around the world. Teachers can appreciate the interactive nature of the songs, parents can feel safe with the themes, and children of all ages have embraced the positive messages along with the music. Those who feel confident enough to turn down the vocals and perform with a skeleton staff can do so with the karaoke tracks.