'I was impressed by his musical virtuosity and personal appeal...His songs succeed!' - Ernie Coombs, (Mr. Dressup) 'McKhool is Canada's greatest eco-troubadour for young people and his concerts are engaging and educational' - Mississauga Living Arts Centre Chris McKhool Awards • 2009 JUNO Award nomination • 2009 Canadian Folk Music Award -Children's Album of the Year • 2009 Parents' Choice Award • 2009 iParenting Media Award • 2009 Canadian Children's Book Centre 'Best of 2009' • 2010 Canadian Independent Music Awards nominees- Favourite Children's Artist/Group (Ann. March 13) • 2005 Green Toronto Award of Excellence TURTLE ISLAND! The world's first turtle opera! Longbottom the Turtle discovers that a dam is blocking the river that brings water to his home. Can Longbottom, with the help of his new friends Kitchenai the hawk, Pshew the hungry alligator and Dompata the rabbit, get the water back before it's too late? On his journey Longbottom learns about friendship, bravery, and his own ability to create positive change. With vibrant original music and colourful characters, a cast of five magically portray this environmental fable. This CD is beautifully produced with lush songs and a full cast. Hailed as a "Children's musical star" (National Post) and "Canada's greatest eco-troubadour for young people" (Mississauga Living Arts Centre), Chris McKhool is one of Canada's hottest children's musicians. Chris has been touring across Canada with his children's concerts for over ten years, reaching almost 1 million children, and has appeared on Mr. Dressup, YTV's Treehouse, TVOntario's Crawlspace and the CBC. A champion of environmental issues, Chris won a 2005 Green Toronto Award of Excellence and was a finalist for the Environment Canada Action Award for his work in schools and communities across Canada with his CD and concert Earth, Seas & Air. He has also won a Parent's Choice Award in the U.S. for his CD of the same name, produced by Ken Whiteley (Raffi). He has been the recipient of Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, FACTOR and PromoFact Awards. Chris has toured throughout Canada including Baffin Island and has appeared at the Ottawa, Vancouver, Thunder Bay and London International Children's Festivals. He has also performed in the U.S, England, Cuba, Guatemala and in Tibetan schools across the Indian Himalayas. "Many have tried but none have come as close to capturing what it means to truly celebrate multiculturalism as Chris McKhool. The Toronto singer-songwriter epitomizes what many Canadians have come to love about this country." - Deanne Fisher, City Parent "Chris McKhool and the boys were fantastic! They can play my Bar Mitzvah." - Bob Ezrin, producer (Pink Floyd, Kiss) 'Singer Chris McKhool is known as the Eco-Troubadour because he has the heart of an environmentalist and the songs to prove it..." - Nancy Maes, Chicago Tribune "Your combination of quality music, strong lyrics that speak to kids, and respect for your young audience was a real hit with children, parents and teachers." - Norma Graham, Vancouver International Children's Festival "...a very successful tour, with a great response from the children and teachers they performed for...a big hit with the students." - Marianne Woods, Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils "McKhool's interactive concerts empower and motivate children, caregivers and educators to be active protectors of their environment, and inspire them to be environmental ambassadors within their community." - Green Living Magazine "You are tremendous! It was a great performance. It was awesome and I love the multiculturalism!" - Andrew Locker, Ontario Music Educators Association Conference Co-Chair.
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