Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 21, 2011
Debbie Cavalier of Debbie and Friends, one of the top children’s music artists in the nation, will release her first-ever DVD. Featuring 10 animated music videos and bonus live performance footage, Story Songs & Sing Alongs will be available from NewSound Kids distribution on March 29, 2011 ($14.95 SRP). To celebrate the release, Debbie and Friends will perform a family concert at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, Mass., on March 26th. "Sesame Street" star Bob McGrath is one of the featured performers.
Debbie’s music videos were featured on the TV show “24” last year, and they have been viewed by hundreds of thousands of fans on YouTube, Jitterbug.tv, Kidz Bop’s Preschool VOD channel, and the Debbie and Friends website at http://www.debbieandfriends.net. Parents and teachers from as far away as the U.K., Brazil and Spain write in to tell Debbie how much their children enjoy Debbie’s videos on YouTube; now for the first time, they’re collected in one colorful package.
Story Songs & Sing Alongs features cartoon versions of some Debbie and Friends’ songs, including tuneful twists on the familiar tales of of “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Jack and the Beanstalk,” plus original songs like “Willy Won’t” and “Home Run Ronnie.” Each offers an entrancing, sing-along story line set to catchy pop music. Most of the songs are also featured on Debbie and Friends’ two Parents’ Choice and iParenting Media award winning CDs, Story Songs and Sing Alongs and More Story Songs & Sing Alongs.
The DVD also features two live concert videos featuring Debbie Cavalier and her band performing “So So Happy” and “Simon Says,” plus a behind-the-scenes chat with Debbie, hilarious concert outtakes and fun fan interviews.
For years, parents and kids have told Debbie that they’d like to take her cartoon music videos on the go, all collected in one handy place. “We added the live music component because I wanted families who live in places where we’re not yet performing to experience a Debbie and Friends live concert,” she adds.
Far from being a video babysitter, Story Songs & Sing Alongs provides truly interactive entertainment for kids. Just as they do at a Debbie and Friends show, kids are invited to sing along with the cartoon music videos. “Viewers are not sitting back and zoning out, but rather they are active participants with the music,” Debbie explains.
Debbie Cavalier is a Boston based artist who is a Berklee College of Music dean by day and a high-energy pop star most weekends. She has a deep understanding of what works with kids, having worked with trailblazers in the world of children’s entertainment: Shari Lewis, Buffalo Bob Smith of Howdy Doody and Bob McGrath. Each has influenced her songwriting and creative approach to sharing music with children. After working in the field of music publishing and education for more than two decades, Debbie wanted to get back to working directly with children. She will soon offer activity suggestions to parents and educators to use with the new DVD.
In addition to her busy school and performing schedule, Debbie maintains a blog, Kids Music Matters, with regularly updated band and industry news.
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