In this collection we introduce four new songs — "Do you know," "Why (Do I Cry)," "Glorious Fruit," and "It's Your Birthday!" — as well as remastered versions of "Dance of the Animals" and "When I Dream."
These songs cover a wide range of topics, moods, and basic grammatical structures. There is joy, melancholy, exotic rhythms, rock n' roll, classic pop, with a pinch of classical orchestration. There is a visit to the county fair and a ride on the merry-go-round, followed by bittersweet goodbyes and an ode to glorious fruit. We sing a new birthday song, dance with the animals, and finally dive in the world of sweet dreams. In all, a recap of another typical day!
All are crafted to be entertaining, inspiring, and educational — as part of the "Fluke and Duke ®" teaching method, these songs were initially destined to help immerse French school children aged 5 and over in the English language.
I know you will love listening to them and singing along with your child — or inner child!
Mario Henri Chakkour
• Words: Sandrine Altchoukian/Mario Henri Chakkour
• Music: Mario Henri Chakkour
• Production: StudioView Interactive, LLC. & Churchman Way Studios, U.S.A.
• Published by L'Art et la Plume Editions
Mario Henri Chakkour: Vocals, guitars, bass, piano, keyboards, violin, orchestration, drums, percussion.
Drum samples by Michael Botts, courtesy of ILIO’s Double Platinum Drums.