Multiplication Vacation: The Soundtrack
THERE'S BIG TROUBLE ON EARTH!
Nena and the GoogolKids are having trouble learning their times tables! Send in the Googols, who use their powers to make multiplication an exciting adventure that journeys "from the jungles deep in Africa, to the icefields of Antarctica" and even into outer space! Follow Azatara, Cozmo, El Mundo the Great Wizard, and their friends Mr I. and Gary Q, as they use music and exploration to learn all about multiplication.
The award-winning* CD "Multiplication Vacation" has received amazing reviews from children, parents, and teachers. This soundtrack features over 70 minutes of learning, including 18 original songs, fascinating facts, jokes and "googols of fun" for the whole family. Lessons cover multiplication facts 0 to 13, skip-counting, math rules, world geography, famous characters in history and astronomy. (74 minutes)
*2005 Indie Winner at Canadian Independent Music Awards for Canada's Favourite Children's Group (popular choice)
* Winner of The National Parenting Center's 2004 Seal of Approval
* Dr. Toy's Best Vacation Children's Product Winner 2004
* Children's Music Web Best Educational Recording and Best Song for Leonardo Da Vinci
Googol Learning produces children's educational music and music videos on CD and DVD and audio CD. Other products available are Multiplication Vacation the DVD, the album Addition Celebration and our Fun Facts Math Kits. Visit www.googolpower.com for free worksheets, math games, online music videos and to learn more about our products, the characters and upcoming releases.
Also check out our Math Facts Challenge and Crazy 4 Math Competition!
As parents, we know that children's learning is limited only by what they are exposed to and that curiosity doesn't stop at the end of the school day. We wanted to create something educational that our own children, and others, would LOVE. The Googol Power series is designed to spark their interest, create a love for learning and an appreciation of various music styles.
We involved our children in every step of this creative process - from the naming of the characters to performing and recording the music you hear. It has been an exciting project for all of our families and we know that your entire family will have as much fun learning as we have. Visit us at googolpower.com to learn more.
Susan Jarema, Founder of Googol Learning - With a great love for her two young children, Susan envisioned the Googol Learning series. She is an experienced entrepreneur with degrees in business from the University of Manitoba and Simon Fraser University in BC. Susan has spent many years researching ways to make math fun and exciting. She now enjoys sharing her passion with other families. This has been her first foray into song-writing and music production. Susan and her family want to share their LOVE FOR LEARNING and are having googols of fun!
David Pavane, Music Director -In addition to creating and arranging Googol Power's unforgettable music, David maintains his own solid career as a singer/songwriter and musician. He performs with the well known country band "Bucklerash", as well as playing guitar, keyboard and singing back-up vocals for award-winning performer Aimee Pettersen. David's myriad of character voices stems from his ten years of acting experience. He also provides vocal and performance training for adults and children within the school system and through private coaching. His wife Krista and their four children are all part of the Googol Power creative team.
Yurgen Ilaender, (Mr I) Singer/Songwriter - A long time performer of children's music, Yurgen (affectionately known as Mr. I) currently teaches his Musical Rainbow program to over 300 students between the ages of 3 and 8. To date, he has released 13 CDs and composed music for 11 theatrical plays for children. Mr. I uses his music to promote peace and tolerance for others throughout the world.
Gary Huntbatch, Singer/Songwriter - Gary's experience in a wide variety of musical styles (including folk, jazz, blues and rock 'n' roll) has helped bring colour to the song list of Multiplication Vacation. Before emigrating from England to live in Canada in 1974, he played drums for the popular band Steve Bret & the Mavericks.
Jon Hemingway, Recording Engineer, Singer, Songwriter, Musician - With 20 years in the music industry, Jon balances his time providing recording services for others with his own formidable career. He has given performances at the Merritt Mountain Music Fest and the Orpheum Theatre, and released a CD of his own original music in 1999. His music can be heard on radio station across Canada.
Christine Frandsen, Singer/Voice Talent - A rising star of B.C.'s country music scene, Christine has proven the strength of her talent in lending her voice to the female Googol Power characters. When she's not in the studio, she can be found composing her own music and singing at Nat Bailey Stadium or in the Ridge Mountain Opry, or entertaining audiences at the Crossroads Hospice Society. Christine lives in Maple Ridge, BC
Krista Pavane - Creative Consultant
With 20 years experience in live theatre, Krista has come to focus most of her energy behind the scenes as a technician-of-all-trades at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam. While many of her nights are spent backstage, her days provide her time to further her work as a published author, songwriter, poet and playwright. Krista's "clips" include feature articles in the Vancouver Sun, The Province, the Coquitlam Now and BC Parent Newsmagazine and a new series of baby books.
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2. Multiplication Vacation
3. Something About Nothing (0)
4. Only One of Each
5. Two, Two, Two (Greetings Around the World)
6. Ancient Egypt (3X)
7. Animals of Africa (4X)
8. Multiply By Fives (Cities of North America)
9. Penguin Rap (6X) Antarctica
10. Googol Power
11. Seven Natural Wonders
13. Kangaroo Didge (9X) Australia
14. Leonardo Da Vinci (10X)
15. Art of The World (11X)
16. Planetary Journey (12X)
17. Constellations and Stars (13X)
18. We Know How to Multiply