Casablanca Kids Inc.
Casablanca Kids Inc. has assembled one of the largest childrens recording catalogues in North America by live childrens performing artists featuring recordings by Sharon, Lois & Bram, Fred Penner, Jack Grunsky, Al Simmons, Norman Foote and David Suzuki.
In this day and age of animation, Casablanca Kids Inc. is dedicated to bringing first-class recordings by well-known live childrens performing artists back to the forefront of the childrens market. The recordings are fun, jazzy, educational and represent the good values that parents want to instill in their children. The wide range of repertoire available from Casablanca ensures that you will always find the style and tempo of song you are searching for.
About the Artist
Sharon, Lois & Bram Bio Long before they became a trio, Sharon Hampson, Lois Lilienstein and Bram Morrison were familiar faces at music festivals, workshops and school programs - entertaining, teaching and singing wherever children's music was being enjoyed. It was through their work with Mariposa in the Schools in Toronto that Sharon, Lois & Bram met. The three performers quickly learned that they shared a simple common philosophy: children deserve the very best music we can give them. In 1978, they recorded their album "One Elephant, still their most popular. With its eclectic musical mix, it was an instant success, becoming the fastest selling children's album ever produced in Canada. In their 25 year career SL&B have released 21 full-length albums including "Sing A to Z" [songs for every letter of the alphabet], "Mainly Mother Goose" [nursery songs and rhymes], and "Lets Dance" [mostly 50's and 60's songs selected for your dancing pleasure]. Their most recent releases contain songs from their TLC/CBC series, Skinnamarink TV: "Friends Forever, Skinnamarink TV, and Silly and Sweet Songs. The Trio are a multi-faceted performing powerhouse. In addition to their recordings, they have performed well over one thousand concerts since 1978, including a run at the renowned Palace Theater on Broadway, The White House, and at UNICEF's 50th anniversary at The United Nations. They have created and starred in two popular TV series: the long-running "Sharon, Lois & Brams Elephant Show" on CBC and Nickelodeon, and their current hit series "Skinnamarink TV", now in its third season on TLC and CBC in Canada. Sharon, Lois & Bram's commitment to children does not end on the stage and on the screen: they have been Goodwill Ambassadors for UNICEF since 1988, and they actively support causes that seek solutions to childhood hunger and illiteracy. Recordings: Over 3 million records sold in North America since One Elephant was released in 1978, 21 full-length catalogue recordings: 1978* One Elephant, Deux Éléphants tp 1990* Sing A to Z g 1979 Smorgasbord dp 1992* Great Big Hits g 1980 Singing & Swinging p 1993 All The Fun You Can Sing! 1981 In The Schoolyard p 1993* Candles, Snow & Mistletoe g 1982 One, Two, Three, Four Live! g 1993 Candles Long Ago 1984* Mainly Mother Goose dp (2003 first released on CD) 1994 Songs For Round the Campfire 1986* Elephant Show (Vol. 1) p 1995 Lets Dance g 1987 Elephant Show (Vol.2) g 1997 Wild About Animals 1987 Stay Tuned 1998 Friends Forever 1988 Happy Birthday 1999* Skinnamarink TV 2000 Silly & Sweet 2002* Great Big Hits 2 * : currently available tp: triple platinum dp: double platinum p: platinum g: gold (1 triple platinum, 2 double platinum, 3 platinum, 6 gold records) Television: Sharon, Lois & Brams Elephant Show, 65 episodes, aired on CBC, Nickelodeon, Global Skinnmarink TV, 52 episodes, airing on CBC and The Learning Channel (Canada and U.S.) Awards and Achievements: Audio Recordings: Juno Awards (Best Childrens Album) 1998 Friends Forever 1980 Swinging & Singing 1979 Smorgasbord Juno Nominations (Best Childrens Album) 1993 Candles, Snow & Mistletoe 1991 Sing A to Z 1978 One Elephant, Deux Éléphants Parents Choice Awards 1993 Happy Birthday, Sing A to Z 1984 Mainly Mother Goose Parents Choice Gold Award 1991 Sing A to Z Our Choice (Canadian Childrens Book Centre) 1998 Friends Forever, Wild About Animals 1997 Candles Long Ago, Candles Snow & Mistletoe, Great Big Hits, Schoolyard Jam, Song For Round the Campfire, The Ultimate Elephant Party Pack American Library Association Award (Notable Childrens Recording) 1988 Happy Birthday 1985 Mainly Mother Goose 1983 1,2,3,4 Live