Music Review - Whatever I Want To Be

I must say, when the album, ‘Whatever I Want to Be‘ landed on my doorstep, I wondered if it would be as well received in the KID household as our usual preference for indie rock and offbeat folksy numbers. I put it on for a group of kids aged between 3 and 6 and they were captivated from beginning to end. I must admit, I kind of dug it myself too.

'Whatever I Want to Be' by Young Avenue Kids

‘Whatever I Want to Be’ is a project by Ilana Melmed and Young Avenue Kids (six of whom are Illana’s grandchildren) that blends original lyrics set to classic, well-known melodies by Rossini, Hayden, Grieg, and more. It’s classical music with a cool and quirky twist.

Listen below, or click here to download this track for free!

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The scene is set with the very first track ‘Blast off with Suppe’ which is set to Franz Von Suppe’s ‘Light Cavalry Overture’. Track two takes you on a little tour of ‘The Orchestra Families’ and I dare you to listen to it without singing along whilst grinning like a fool. Yes my friends, it appears that classical music isn’t boring after all! Tell your kids!

You can listen to more of ‘Whatever I Want to Be’, or buy a copy of the CD, here!


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