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“Picasso, That’s Who (And So Can You!)” Review and Giveaway

by Nicole on May 1, 2012

Name of Product: “Picasso, That’s Who (And So Can You!)”

Where to Buy: Available May 22nd online at www.hopeharris.com, amazon.com, cdbaby.com, and at independent retailers nationwide.

Price of Product: $15.00

Description of Product: Hot on the heels of her 2011 Parents’ Choice® Silver Honor Award winning CD, Cousins Jamboree, independent children’s musician Hope Harris is excited to embark on a lively new adventure into the world of art with the May 22 release of Picasso, That’s Who! (And So Can You!).  The album takes kids and families through a tuneful celebration of 19th and 20th century visual artists, offering musical mini-lessons in art appreciation and encouraging listeners to pick up a brush or a crayon and try creating art!

Every one of Hope Harris’ songs is graced with an energy that encourages further artistic exploration in both learning about and creating art. The title track of Picasso, That’s Who! (And So Can You!) is appropriately colored with vibrant Spanish rhythms, melodies, and instruments.”  A funky retro rock ‘n’ roll ‘60s groove that’s sure to move listeners to action describes the free spirit of Jackson Pollock’s art in sound. Lots of bluegrass pickin’ expresses Grandma Moses, Alexander Calder receives a cool jazz treatment, and Georgia O’Keeffe’s vision is conveyed through a gentle waltz with soothing cello harmonies.  Paul Klee’s song, “Dot in Motion,” has a solid roots rock feel, while “Impression Monet” (decorated with the distinctive sound of a French accordion) gives one the feel of floating down the Seine. Songs about David Hockney, Romare Bearden, and Henri Matisse round out the album, each offering a distinctive change of pace.

Review of Product: Deven and I have been listening to this CD for a couple of weeks and I think it’s equally fun for parents and kids. I love that, even though this is a kids’ album, it’s teaching about art and artists, including some I wasn’t familiar with! What I really enjoyed was that the groove of each song matched the style or locale of each artist, from the Spanish feel of the Picasso tune to the French flair of the Monet song. This will definitely go into regular rotation in our house!

Giveaway: The folks behind this fun CD have graciously decided to give two (2) lucky Nicole’s Nickels readers each their own copy of the DVD!

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below – you can only do each entry once! Giveaway ends at 12:01 am on Tuesday, May 8, 2012.  For information on how to enter Rafflecopter Giveaways check out this post.



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I received a sample of the product reviewed in this post.  My opinions remain my own.

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