Thursday, November 29, 2012

Alex & the Kaleidoscope Band CD Review...

"With 16 national awards in their hip pocket, Philadelphia-based  Alex & The Kaleidoscope Band step front and center on the kids' music stage with their 2012 CD, I'm So Glad.

The band's fourth release, I'm So Glad has already won a 2012 Parents' Choice Approved Award and a Tillywig Toy "Best Family Fun" Award.  The song "Kangaroo!" was an Independent Music Awards "Best Song for Children" winner.

I'm So Glad showcases the work of longtime songwriting partners Alex Mitnick (music) and Alan Bell (lyrics), who glide with ease from rock to folk/pop, from reggae to world music.  Mitnick and Bell are known for songs that engage children physically -- with strong rhythms and catchy melodies -- and mentally -- through witty, insightful, empowering lyrics about self-awareness, nature, and the importance of understanding one's role as a part of a community."

What we thought: We really enjoyed the laid back, funky grooves of Alex & the Kaleidsocope Band on I'm So Glad. This CD encompasses a variety of music including reggae, folk, and more and exposes children to music from many different cultures all on one fantastically entertaining CD.   I'm So Glad is full of songs on topics kiddos are actually interested in and presents them in a really fun way:)  ABCD Diaries gives this CD an A+!

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given samples for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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