Can You Catch the Stars?

“Chukke Hakki” is an Indian song, originally in the language Kannada, about reaching up high high high and catching the stars. I first heard “Chukke Hakki” on one of the magnificent collections of children’s songs by French-Canadian ethnomusicologist Franis Corpateaux, Les Chants des Enfants du monde Vol. 2: South India, Childrens songs from Southern India. Since then I’ve shared the song with so many kids, in my music classes, in curriculum packs I make available to schools and, in this very video, at the EdVenture Children’s Museum in Columbia, South Carolina, with support from the singing Sands.