Sunday, October 24, 2010

CD review and giveaway (closed): Didi Pop goes to Hawaii


Congrats to my winner: laura20v

It's cold and rainy here in Seattle today- but here inside my condo we're pretending we're on a tropical vacation! That's because we're listening to a new CD that the kids received- Didi Pop Goes to Hawaii! Here's some information on this CD, from a press release that I received:
Fast  becoming one of L.A.’s hottest kids’ musicians, Deborah Poppink – aka  DidiPop – invites families to join her on a vacation to Maui with her  new CD, DidiPop Goes to Hawaii. Allowing her own distinctive  artistry to blossom in the gentle atmosphere of the tropical Hawaiian Islands,  DidiPop encourages kids and their caregivers to joyfully dance, sing, laugh, and feel the “Aloha Spirit” while  picking up some good information about the Hawaiian alphabet, mangos and the  hula!

Co-produced by Deborah Poppink and renowned indie  producer/musician Brad Jones (Jill Sobule, Josh Rouse) and recorded  with a first-rate team of Nashville musicians, DidiPop Goes to  Hawaii is a musical travelogue inspired by Deborah’s actual visits to  the Aloha State with her own family. The album captures every subtle nuance of their Hawaiian adventures, from the excitement  of the plane ride (“Wowie Gazowi”) to enjoying the lovely beaches (“Kapalua  Bay”) to riding the steam train around Maui (“Sugar Cane Train”), to reading road signs and trying to pronounce the words  (“The Hawaiian Alphabet Song”).

We had never listened to Didi Pop before receiving this CD, but now we're big fans! Ethan keeps asking to listen to his Hawaii CD, and the whole family has been enjoying the virtual vacation that comes from listening to this album. Didi Pop has a great voice, which makes listening to the CD a pleasure. The ukulele music and the fun Hawaiian-inspired lyrics really do make you feel like you're lying on a beach on Maui and enjoying the sunshine and surf. And you'll learn a lot of new Hawaiian words while listening to this CD as well, so you'll be prepared for your next Hawaiian trip!

Ethan's favorite song was definitely the "Sugar Cane Train" song, since he's a big train fan, while my favorite was the last song on the album, a sweet song called "Going Home". I think you'll like this CD as much as we did- and if you're looking for a new addition to your child's music library, this would be a great choice! The CD is available now for pre-order at Didi Pop's website.

And I have great news- one of you will win a copy of this CD! Open to US and Canadian mailing addresses.

Mandatory entry (must be done for extra entries to count):
Visit Didi Pop's website and let me know something about Didi Pop or her music that I didn't mention here.

Extra entries (please leave a separate comment for each one that you do):
1. Publicly follow my blog with Google Friend Connect
2. Enter any of my other currently ongoing giveaways. Please leave a separate comment for each! 
3. Follow me on Twitter and tweet this: "@gabreviews is giving away a copy of a new kids CD- Didi Pop goes to Hawaii (@didipop)! Visit http://bit.ly/dwY6BT to enter. #giveaway"
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4. "Like" me on Facebook
5. "Like" Didi Pop on Facebook
6. Subscribe to my blog via email (sign-up on the right side of this page) 
7. Put my new button (the one with blue flowers- code on the right side of this page!) up on your blog and let me know where I can find it! If you have the old one up, that counts too, but I'd love it if you could update your link!

Giveaway will close at 9 PM Pacific time on November 13, 2010.  I'll choose a winner with random.org and will email that person who will then have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this CD to review for myself. I received no other compensation and all opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone. 

48 comments:

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mrsshukra said...

Deborah's daughters (Hannah 3 and Delilah 5) are highly involved in the writing and recording of all the DidiPop music.

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