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Pamela Sunshine

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | INDIE

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | INDIE
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"Pamela Sunshine Review and CD Giveaway"

"We listen to a lot of music in our home. I try to expose the children to a good variety of artists and genres and I am always happy to expose them to someone new. I was happy to have the chance to do a review of Pamela Sunshine's CD, Growing Up Green.

I know just why the children caught onto the chorus of this song...it IS catchy and fun. To be honest, as I sit here and type, I have this song stuck right in my head and that is a good thing! Growing Up Green is just one of the great songs on this environmentally friendly CD from Pamela Sunshine.
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The songs are all very earth friendly and help to teach kids to care for the world around them. The catchy lyrics and fun verses had me and the boys singing right along. Ten Empty Pop cans is a big favorite with my boys and it makes for a fun counting song. I just really love how the songs send important messages in ways children can understand and relate to. In On Your Bike, Pamela sings "if you are not going very far get on your bike" and in Turn off the Tap she sings "if we leave the water running we'll be running out of water". These songs have stemmed some really great conversations between me and the boys about our footprint on the world around us.

I love this CD. It now resides in my car CD player and is in permanent rotation. Big thumbs up to Pamela Sunshine for her positive message sung in delightful songs for children (and their parents!). You can purchase Growing Up Green here on Pamela's website.

FIVE lucky Reviewed By Mom Readers are going to win a copy of Pamela Sunshine's Growing Up Green! - Reviewed By Mom


"Growing Up Green Review"

Pamela Sunshine has created a fun album of environmentally conscious songs for children of all ages...
The album’s subject matter is serious, but Pamela tackles recycling and conservation, among many other issues, in a way that isn’t condescending or childish. All of the songs on Growing Up Green are easy to listen to, as well as infectious, thanks to Pamela’s perky singing and Gordon Maxwell’s excellent harmony vocals. This is an album that can appeal to the child in everybody.

Pamela’s musical style is very folksy, much like Peter, Paul and Mary with the childlike innocence of Shari Lewis. From the opening bars of the song “Growing Up Green,” you know that you are in for a enjoyable listen. Toes will be tapping, heads will be bobbing and there will be a lot of singing along. There’s an extra bonus to giving this album a listen: you and your children might learn something.
“Garbage Free Sea” will strike a chord with most listeners. It reminds us of how important it is for the waters to remain free of garbage and other things. She tackles recycling and litter in the song “Litter Matters.” Once the song ends, you’ll think twice before tossing a candy wrapper carelessly to the ground. She also reminds us to conserve water on “Turn Off The Tap.”

Pamela delivers her message sweetly in each song no matter what style she sings it in, from a fun reggae tune, to an upbeat country sounding tune, to a fun spoken-word song. That spoken-word track is “Ten Empty Bottle Cans,” which has a double message. It reminds us that littering is bad and recycling is good, and this message comes via a fun little rhyme that the kiddies will be reciting for hours after listening to it.

The album closes with the frolicking “Very Green Song.” It really doesn’t get much greener than this tune, as she sings “Green, green green green. Green green green green. This is a very green song.” Now that’s a lot of green! Its message is simple, “We can make a change, if we’re all green.”
It is wonderful when children’s music can accomplish more than just the basic entertainment purpose, and Pamela Sunshine’s Growing Up Green serves two purposes: to entertain and to educate. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the whole world could listen to these sweet and simple tunes, take the message that each song contains, and put that message to use in their lives? It would make the world a better place.
Pamela makes being green fun, with her songs that teach why we need to be good to our planet. Now who was it that said, “It’s not easy being green”?
Review by Andrea Guy - Review You


"Multicultural Canada Day Committee"


"On behalf of the Multicultural Canada Day Committee, I would like to extend my appreciation and gratitude to you for all your hard work and effort on the Canada Day Celebration. . .
I would like to thank you once agaain for your involvement in the Canada Day celebration and extend my personal gratitude for your support. Thank you for helping the community of Maple Ridge 'Celebrate Canada Day the Cowboy Way'."
- Brian Coakley


"Summer Reading Club Tour of Fraser Valley Libraries"


"I want to thank you on behalf of the Area Children's Librarians of the Fraser Valley Regional Library System for all the 12 wonderful concerts you presented this summer. We felt that the concerts were a lovely way to start off our extremely successful Read it! Read It! Summer Reading Program. Without exception, the comments on your performance were positive and we have certainly noticed that the demand for your Growing Up Green (CD) has increased. Your warmth and easy rapport with children is readily apparent and appreciated.
We hope that we can have you back to our libraries at a future date."

Area Children's Librarian, - Theresa L MacLeod, Area Children's Librarian


"Pam Southwell's Concert and Inclusive Experience"

"Thank you very much for the wonderful concert last Saturday.... What a great musical experience and what a treat seeing you sing in person after listening to your CDs.
I loved the way you included the children from the audience, having them play the instruments and sing along with you. They were thrilled! We look forward to the next performance. Thank you again.
- Ann K. Parent


"Pam Delights Children in Woodland Setting"

"Pam delighted her young audience in the woodland setting of Blickling Hall, encouraging children to join in a whole array of familiar and unfamiliar songs."


- Childrens Fun Day Organiser, Blickling Hall, Norfolk, England.


"Pam Engages Children at Pioneer Christmas"

"On behalf of the museum I would like to thank you for your performance at Pioneer Christmas. It was great to see how you engaged the kids full attention!
We will keep you in mind for future events."
- Robert Billyard, Programme Assistant, Langley Centennial Museum


"Pam's Workshops Loved By Children"

"In workshops, Pam has the ability to create an environment in which children feel relaxed and unthreatened. They are encouraged to explore the world of rhythm and movement in a way that is highly enjoyable and entertaining, but equally educational. Pam is an excellent teacher and communicator. Her workshops are of the highest quality and are loved by children."


- Pam Henderson, Cambridge Drama Centre. Cambridge, England.


"Pam A Hit at London England Exhibition"


"Pam proved a great hit with the children, who couldn't wait to join in with all the musical activities particularly playing the instruments."



- Linda Cohen, Parent and Baby Care World Exhibition, Wembley, London, England.


"Lantern Festival Features Pamela Sunshine"

Pamela, I just wanted to thank you on behalf of the Arts & Culture Committee for your performance at the lantern festival. We really enjoyed it and were impressed with your ability to connect with children - of all ages! - Arts and Culture Committee


Discography

Five Little Finger Rhymes and Lots of Circle Games
The Monster Dance
Pam's Nursery Rhymes
Growing Up Green: 2009 release

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NEWS
Growing Up Green, Pam's new CD of upbeat environmental songs is out now. With special guests Shari Ulrich and Steve Dawson adding to the tracks, it looks like being a huge favourite with both parents and children. Pam is currently booking her tour in support of this CD.

Pamela Sunshine had a wonderful time performing at the Storytelling Tent at the Surrey Children's Festival. Telling her stories to a packed house, the children and adults alike joined in with the songs and chants and left with a smile on their faces.
Pamela also recently performed at the Spring Festival of the Arts at the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver, accompanied by Beth on accordian and penny whistle.

Pamela has been working with children as both an educator and entertainer for many years. Pamela's songs for children are positive and unlock the joys of childhood. The rhymes and games she offers are age old favorites that children adore. Her original songs vary from funny and high energy to gentle and soothing. Her CDs have been favorites in the Lower Mainland library system and are used by many teachers and Early Childhood Educators in their education programs. Pam has performed widely in both England and B.C, Canada.

Pamela Sunshine is also a storyteller and is currently working on a CD, The Stories of Three.

Pamela Sunshine can be booked for concerts, or as a wandering minstrel. Pamela can tell her stories in all kinds of settings, from Christmas Festivals of Lights to heritage parks and museums and forest trails for the GVRD.

http://www.pamelasunshine.com
http://pamelasunshine.blogspot.com
http://www.myspace.com/growingupgreen
http://www.reverbnation.com/pamsouthwell

Check out Pam's performance videos at:
http://www.youtube.com/pamelasunshinetv