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Cool Family Music: Peter Himmelman’s “My Trampoline”

http://www.peterhimmelman.com/images/albums/trampoline300.jpgLooking for new music for your kids that you won’t mind playing while driving in the car? Or that you may have to listen to over and over once your children decide it is their new favorite CD?

You may want to check out Peter Himmelman, the Grammy nominated singer-songwriter and family music artist. He recently released My Trampoline from Minivan Productions. With songs about a trampoline, an African leopard tortoise named King Ferdinand, a picky eater named Peter, and the scarcity of kids named Steve, Himmelman mixes his offbeat sense of humor with lush pop stylings and irresistible beats to make songs that are sure to get you grooving. The CD won a 2009 Gold Award from NAPPA, the national parenting publications association.

Minivan Productions is a new family music label based in Venice, CA. It represents artists with music that is smart, energetic and parent friendly. In early 2010, Minivan plans to reissue CDs from Peter Himmelman’s catalog: My Fabulous Plum, My Best Friend Is a Salamander and My Lemonade Stand, which have been out of print for a while. Like the cover for My Trampoline, all of the Peter Himmelman CDs feature art by world renowned illustrator Pete Oswald, who also created the cover for his Grammy nominated CD My Green Kite (Rounder).

Next up, Minivan plans a compilation series of kid-friendly songs by well-known artists who don’t usually record children’s music. Looking forward to what’s in store.

Now, want to win a copy of Peter Himmelman’s My Trampoline CD ? Here’s how:
– Visit Peter Himmelman’s website, then email info(at)kidoinfo(dot)com  (with ‘Trampoline’ in the subject), and name a song from his CD.
– One entry permitted per person; United States residents welcome to enter.
– Entry period closes at Noon EST, Friday, November 13, 2009.

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Written by Anisa Raoof