Oran Etkin – Wake Up Clarinet CD Giveaway

We all know how kids’ music can get – round and round music with high-pitched tinkly Romper Room sounds, ear worms that keep us insomniac parents up all night with a “Wheels on the Bus” something or other thrumming in our ears. If there’s one thing on earth I’m more than happy to discover, it’s kids’ music I actually enjoy listening to! Oran Etkin’s Wake Up Clarinet is just such a find.

We’re music lovers in my family. I grew up with a piano teacher for a mother. When I was 11, I spent my allowance on a cassette recording of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. I know full well kids have the ability to enjoy great music right from their early years, and Oran Etkin seems to get that too. Wake Up Clarinet is loaded with New Orleans style jazz music that will have your kids (and you) dancing in the streets. The hip beats, the complex rhythms and catchy tunes make for an ear treat. Even the lyrics are worthy, teaching kids about high notes and low notes, how instruments “talk” to each other and to us, even a bit of a history lesson on King Louis XIV that, if you’re not from Louisiana yourself, you may not know!

We’ve listened to this CD more times than I can count over the past month, and no one’s tired of it yet. In fact, when my son wants to listen to some kids’ music, I’m not sure which one of us reaches for Oran’s CD first – mom or son.

Want to win your own copy of Wake Up Clarinet? We’re giving one away! You won’t be sorry if you win it. Don’t believe me? Check out the above video if you haven’t already. When Oran and his clarinet come marchin’ in, you’ll definitely want to be in that number.

Multiple Options for Multiple Entries:

1.) Just visit Oran Etkin’s Site and tell me what else you liked or learned there! Check out a video, listen to some tunes, enjoy yourself! (***You may enter once a day, but please list a new item you like each time.) Remember, leave an interesting comment. If I cannot contact the winner, you might be chosen instead based on your comment.

2.) Blog about, Twitter, Subscribe and/or Become a Fan on Facebook! Get an extra entry for each of these activities.  This time just leave a separate comment for each (only one time for each extra activity completed), giving me a link to your blog post, your Twitter name, and/or a note saying you’re an FB Fan and/or subscriber.  SUBSCRIBE HERE!

(Psst!  My Twitter name is dkMommy.)

Feel free to do all five to gather multiple entries to win! You have until midnight EST on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, to enter.

20 thoughts on “Oran Etkin – Wake Up Clarinet CD Giveaway

  1. I would love to use Oran Etkin’s “Wake Up Clarinet” CD in my music classroom. One more QUALITY children’s music ed. cd would certainly help!

  2. I would love to use Oran Etkin’s “Wake Up Clarinet” CD in my music classroom. One more QUALITY children’s CD would certainly help!

  3. Oran Ektin has been described as a “great clarinet player” and “an excellent improviser” by the New York Times’ jazz critic Ben Ratliff and a “woodwind maestro” by PRI’s internationally syndicated show, Afropop Worldwide. He has performed around the world with musicians ranging from jazz guitarist Mike Stern to rapper Wyclef Jean. His latest album, Kelenia (Motema Music), fuses traditional Malian and Jewish music with modern jazz creating what the Boston Globe dubbed a “hypnotic balance between straight-ahead jazz and world music”. Kelenia won “Best World Beat Album” at the Independent Music Awards

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  6. I like that Oran is able to connect with very young children and gets them to appreciate different artists and fuse their genres to create an eclectic mix.
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