Monday, January 12, 2015

Muppet Monday

"I Love My Hair" appeared on Sesame Street in 2010 (42nd season). The song was written by Joey Mazzarino (with composer Chris Jackson) after his adopted daughter began to hate her hair. His daughter is from Ethiopia, and he said she began to reject her natural curls and began wearing wigs to emulate the long, straight, blonde hair of white girls. So he wrote this song for an Anything Muppet girl to positively celebrate her hair.

The Anything Muppet is performed by Kevin Clash, and voiced by Broadway singer Chantylla Johnson. I dig this upbeat tune.

1 comment:

Roger Owen Green said...

This was a HUGE cultural piece -it must have been if I know about it ;-)