ANY DREAM IS POSSIBLE AND EVERY MOMENT CAN BE AN ADVENTURE FOR KIDS WITH
“EVERYDAY ADVENTURES,” THE NEW ALBUM FROM DIDIPOP
SET FOR RELEASE NOVEMBER 1, ALBUM FEATURES 15 ORIGINAL SONGS
Los Angeles, [9-23-11]: Deborah Poppink, aka DidiPop, is a Los Angeles-based artist creating music for children. She invites families to celebrate the magic of daily life with her new album Everyday Adventures, featuring 15 original pop-flavored songs including “Feed The Pet,” “Monday,” and “Yellow Banana”. These songs inspire kids to sing, dance, and experience the wonder of the “routine” while also learning about etiquette, the alphabet, and days of the week. Created for children from ages 1 to 7, Everyday Adventures is set for release November 1 on TreeTop Records ($14.99, running time 32 minutes). The album will be available at www.didipop.com, iTunes, CDbaby and Amazon.
Everyday Adventures was produced by Poppink with Brad Jones (Josh Rouse, Jill Sobule, Matthew Sweet), and was recorded in Nashville, with a full band. Poppink just won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize in the children’s category for a song on her last CD, “The Hawaiian Alphabet Song”. Her YouTube channel (didipopmusic) is one of the most popular children’s music channels on the Internet, with more than two million views. Children’s music artist Eric Herman has said, “Deborah has one of the best voices I've ever heard in the kids' genre…she reminds me most of Mary Poppins; at times soft and sweet with a sly charm and wit.”
Highlights on Everyday Adventures include “The Cool Alphabet Song,” which is a viral hit on YouTube and now an ebook on itunes and Kindle. Children learn how to feed pets in the Beach Boys-flavored “Feed the Pet,” and what to eat for a tummy ache in “Yellow Banana.” Family “drive time” becomes “fun time” with the reggae-pop of “Yellow Car,” where wishes are granted to those who spot a yellow car. The record turns truly magical and international with a dancing genie in the Egyptian-influenced “Neferdidi,” and introduction to French words and customs in the Edith Piaf-esque “Merci.” The closing song, “Dream,” is a lullaby that the artist wrote for her daughter Delilah. Poppink, who had her first child at age 40, says, “Having the fortuitous opportunity to have kids later in life, everything about raising my daughters feels like a blessing, a magical, lucky event. I want to share this loving feeling with other parents.”
Some of the songs on Everyday Adventures were written for the TV project The DidiPop Show, others grew out of experiences teaching piano to children for 20 years. All of them are informed by the fun and love that color Poppink’s approach to making music for and with children. The album follows up DidiPop Goes To Hawaii, a musical travelogue inspired by visits to the Aloha State to visit Poppink’s own family. It takes families on a colorful adventure, exploring the Hawaiian alphabet, mangos and the hula. That CD won Poppink critical acclaim, inclusion in national libraries and many new fans.
About Deborah Poppink: An award-winning songwriter, performer, and music teacher, Deborah Poppink’s resume includes songs licensed to film and TV projects including “the x-files” and “Jack and Jill”. With 35 stamps on her passport, she has collected a treasure trove of unique experiences playing and teaching music all over the world, in addition to performances at L.A. clubs including The House of Blues and McCabe’s. She’s also a step-mom (boys 18 and 22) and has a degree in Social Science from UC Berkeley. She lives in Mar Vista with her husband and two daughters (4&6) and is working on her 3rd CD, “Kindergarten Rocks.”
“EVERYDAY ADVENTURES” TRACK LIST: DidiPop Theme, Feed the Pet, The Cool Alphabet Song, Max The Wonder Dog, Yellow Car, Look at Yourself in the Mirror, Wack Job Dog, Neferdidi, Any Dream Is Possible, Merci, Yellow Banana, I Did My Homework, Tush on the Cush, DidiPop Reprise, Monday, Dream.