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ari frankel

Brookline, Massachusetts, United States | INDIE

Brookline, Massachusetts, United States | INDIE
Band World Children's Music


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"Rosie Knows"

I think THE OCEAN OF LOVE will be a great success... Best of luck.

Rosie O'Donnell - personal Thank You letter

"Surfin' Tall"

Twelve songs in a colorful range of adult musical styles from surf guitar to Beatlesque anthems, samba to reggae... A lively collection, highly recommended! - Children's Bookwatch

"Should appeal to children and adults"

An engaging and innovative children's album, THE OCEAN OF LOVE offers clever, catchy songs for kids in a remarkable range of musical styles. The dozen original songs speak in the language of children but sing in the musical language of adults... unusual in its appeal to both children and their parents. - Anchorage Daily News


Once Upon a Potty [boy, girl] - dvds, cd's
R.L. Stine's Ghosts of Fear Street - audiobook series
Ben & Jerry's Double Dip - audiobook
Suzanne Ciani: Neverland - Private Music
DanceWorks - BiCameral Records



Through his work on the classic ONCE UPON A POTTY (Parent's Choice Gold Medal), the MTV/Nickelodeon EUREEKA'S CASTLE (A.C.E. award and International Film & TV Festival of New York medal), R.L. Stine's GHOSTS OF FEAR STREET audiobook series, and numerous other family projects, ARI FRANKEL seems to have found the perfect balance between catchy melodies, memorable lyrics and top-notch musical production; originals such as the HUG YOU samba and THE SNOW SONG ballad come through as adult songs with kid-related lyrics: a triumph for all ages! The son of renowned children book author and illustrator Alona Frankel (Joshua & Prudence), ARI is an eclectic, cross-genre artist: while classically training in the '80's at an academy of music, he played synthesizers in a New Wave band; while scoring commercials and documentary films at New Yorkテ不 renowned Ciani/Music in the '90's he composed for The Actors Studio, The Atlantic Theatre and downtown dance troupes; recent years have found him creating modern tonal operas, acoustic song cycles, and up next -- an all-original jazz lullaby project!

When the eclectic THE OCEAN OF LOVE was originally released, it quickly won a PARENT COUNCIL award as "outstanding from a learning perspective" and a prestigious PARENT'S CHOICE Silver Honor "for amazing audio accomplishment", but was a private printing distributed among friends and growing fans. It is only now that Ari has remastered the complete album, designed a new, attractive digipak-style package, and has secured widespread store and online distribution; finally, THE OCEAN OF LOVE is truly flowing again, and will be available anywhere and everywhere good music is offered. A NEVERLAND new-age Grammy award nominee, AUDIO FOR NEW MEDIA Emerson College teacher and multimedia developer, Ari continues to work in the studio -- alone and with talented friends such as actress Fiona Shaw and musicologist/pianist Joshua Rifkin -- to bring empowering and inspiring cuts for the whole family.