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The Life Of A Children's Troubadour Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B00AQ30I62
- Publisher : Homeland Press (1 June 2001)
- Language : English
- File size : 749 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 248 pages
- Customer Reviews:
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He tells a bit of the history of Armenia (which was good for me, those history classes I took in elementary school and even later in high school and college seemed to have missed some areas, for me this was one, unless I was just too busy looking through the classroom window accross to the classroom of a girl I liked at the time!) No matter it is a history that was important in the world and helped shape this performer through his family and upbringing which had a foundation in the Armenian lifestyle, even after he immigrated to Canada.
He tells about his experience during the turbulent 60s, when Viet Nam was on people's minds and college campuses were tense and how it affected him and those around him. He started as a folk singer much as some of the greats, yet how he felt that despite surviving (even if only just) he could not make it as big as the other greats of the time.
He tells how meeting back up with a high school sweetheart after doing the hitchhike around Europe that some of the generation did, she and him get back together and through some very good friends and his soon-to-be inlaws through gently nudging get into playing for children.
Though only a few small appearances at schools at the start, before long his popularity has exploded and he finds himself
"A Children's Troubedour" with a very highly successful career. Yet what I find even more important, is that he never lost the values that were formed early on in his life and he still carries the message to children that the important things in life are
self-respect, love, care of the earth and those on it and your family.
There are not many people who have these values and can express them simply and with feelings and get their message
accross, and if you are an adult who can still appreciate messages of good children's music, his message will not be wasted on you and you will appreciate the messages and values he is trying to pass on to children, while still giving children a respect that they deserve, even where there are still enough adults who still see children as "being seen but not heard!"
Listen to some of his music with your chilren (or even by yourself!) and then pick up this book and give it a read. I think you will enjoy reading the life of this humanitarian that disguises himself as a children's performer.