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Elena Moon Park and Friends
About your music: I'm primarily known as the leader of the Deedle Deedle Dees, a band specializing in songs inspired by history, science, folklore, and literature. S.S. Brooklyn is an album I made in between Dees' records for people who come to my weekly sing-a-longs in Brooklyn. Some of the songs were developed in music and movement programs I've taught. "Big Trip" has accompanying movements and has been a teaching tool with babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and even primary grade children.
About this song: “Big trip" is a song about motion, about moving around New York City and beyond. This song tries to capture the excitement of journeys big and small from the perspective of someone seeing and experiencing things the way a kid does: bigger, scarier, cooler, and more dramatic. Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, for example, is an astounding feat of athleticism and bravery for a child, one where you see all these famous landmarks and let yourself get overwhelmed by the amazing world we live in.
What I hope children, teachers and families get from this song: An appreciation for the magic of everyday trips -- and bigger trips -- as shared experiences, routes to discovering new things about ourselves and about each other.