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MP3 Lynda Lybeck Robinson - Aleutian Noel

Christmas Music is boldly recreated here in the Aleutian Islands, featuring contemporary songs to traditional styles done with a "today" kick- sung in English, Russian, and Unangan Tunuu (Aleut) languages.

14 MP3 Songs in this album (54:27) !
Related styles: EASY LISTENING: Adult contemporary, SPIRITUAL: Contemporary Christian

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AN ALEUTIAN NOEL ( January 2009)

The main focus of this project is twofold: To sing the Unangan language in a contemporary, Holiday fashion as in the Unangan Silent Night and Jingle Bells (Kuluklaadan), and to shed light on two favorite traditional songs sung by the Russian/Aleut community: Nyebo i Zemlya and Mnogaya Lyeta. Thrown in is a stunning pop original written by Lybeck, describing the island fishing community in Norman Rockwell-like terms, in the album''s title track "Aleutian Noel", as well as several other Holiday favorites and piano solos.

Keeping in tune with the Christmas Spirit, Movie producer, musician, actor Ross Bagdasarian generously granted permission for the use of his song "The Chipmunk Song" - an annual favorite to kids of all ages.

Aleutian Noel: Chipmunk Song
Dec 2008 "You''ve done a really charming version of my dad''s song. December marks the song''s 50th Anniversary and it''s unlikely that we would grant a license to a small company like yours, but it was also unlikely that three singing chipmunks would still be entertaining folks after fifty years. So, what the heck, let''s do the unlikely...."
Ross Bagdasarian

Lynda Lybeck-Robinson
…is a Northwest Native pianist, singer/songwriter and educator, who found her niche and her love in the wild frontier of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands.
Her piano chops reflect a rich history of influences. Years of performing as a pianist, vocalist and arranger for vocal jazz groups, music theater, and classical music have influenced her art. What results is a diverse and pleasing mix of jazzy pop and oldies, added to her repertoire of rich, classically oriented original compositions.

As a performer, Lynda has performed in Norway, Japan, Turkey, and the Western United States, including stints in Hawaii and Dutch Harbor, Alaska. She has recently been invited to perform in a classical 4-hand concert in the Loire Valley in France in July of 2009, featuring the works of Samuel Barber and Francis Poulenc. Lynda’s teaching work in Unalaska was recently featured in a 4 page article in the Magazine Clavier (Sept 2008), popular among university educators, piano instructors and concert artists.

Lynda Lybeck married in 2002, and, with her husband, is raising their two sons on a small island in the Aleutians off the coast of Alaska, in the community of Unalaska. Her husband, Dennis Robinson, is proudly Unangan, and the language of the ancestors is taught on a daily basis to their two young sons and a vital part of her current recording projects.

Their company, Robinson Crusoe Music, features a private teaching studio with 35 students, a recording studio, and a new non-profit venture called the Hearts and Hands Project which hopes someday to reach out with benefits for piano students in communities throughout the Aleutians and Pribolofs. Her students have produced their own CD of all-original songs every year since 2007, and are active in providing music for the community in special holiday events and in special concerts for the senior center on a bi-annual basis. For more information about her teaching, her music, her island home, and the Hearts and Hands Project, visit her website at https://www.tradebit.com

To read more reviews and articles on Lynda''s recordings, go to her website and choose the page "Articles and Events"


AN ALEUT LULLABY (December 2007) A collection of classic jazz greats sung as lullabies, including Nature Boy, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Hushabye Mountain, and two songs sung in Aleut, the Native language of her husband. Recorded and produced in the wild frontier of Alaska, this gently exquisite collection is one well worth waiting for.

AN ALEUTIAN NOEL ( January 2009)Christmas favorites, Lybeck originals celebrating Aleutian life during the holidays. Also, "Unangan Silent Night" (sung entirely in Unangan" and "Jingle Bells "Kuluklaadan" (childrens chorus in Unangan tunuu) Includes Russian favorites done in contemporary style- Nebo i Zemlya and Mnogaya Lyeta

Music written by "Ms Lynda''s" students. 100% proceeds benefit their Hearts and Hands Project. See Hearts and Hands page for more information

BEHIND THE MASK (1995) “Frankly romantic, classically influenced piano pop” …the Oregonian. Instrumental originals- easy listening

LOOKING GLASS, her first CD release (1993) Grass roots, piano vocals, singer/songwriter

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