Ziggy da Dumba (JSB #14)
Ziggy da Dumba is a collection of songs from the Polish Heritage. The singing games and ‘nonsense’ songs (like Ziggy da Dumba or A Uni) included are extremely popular with children of any nationality. In addition to increasing confidence and social development, the songs may be used as performance items and are valuable for pulse and pitch finding in support of the National Curriculum. Usually they are sung unaccompanied, but chord symbols have been included as an option. English words are provided for the songs, but you are encouraged to try the original Polish – help on pronunciation is in italics immediately below the Polish words. A CD recording is also provided with this book. Collected by Ula Weber and developed in partnership with Ex Cathedra.
1. Ziggy da Dumba
2. Tanczymy Labada (Dance the Labada)
3. Pingwin (Penguin)
5. Plynie Statek (Banana Boat)
6. A Uni
A former “Outstanding” primary school teacher, Ula Weber is a leading conductor, teacher trainer and workshop leader, whose work has taken her around the UK and abroad. Ula sings with the renowned choir Ex Cathedra and is one of their lead education vocal tutors. She co-created Ex Cathedra Education’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning Singing Playgrounds project. A trained choral conductor, Ula currently conducts a number of choirs including the 200-strong CBSO SO Vocal, the CBSO Children’s Chorus and the National Teachers’ Choir. She is Head of Events for the National Choral Organisation, Sing for Pleasure and Choral Programme Director for The People’s Orchestra. When not working, Ula enjoys walking and crafting and is happiest when she is by the sea!