SCRAPBOOK is an album for kids that is informative and helps them learn something new from it. The record has reached its final shape a decade after it was initiated.
The brainchild of three-time Grammy® Award winner Ricky Kej, Scrapbook is different, with new things and new words to learn from the songs on this record.
All songs are written by Bengaluru based musician Dominic D'Cruz, who also has a wealth of experience in teaching music to children. Over the last thirty-two years, he has been active in performance, composition, songwriting, teaching, and recording.
The songs on Scrapbook are in varied styles, with the smooth lines of the santoor and bansuri weaving through. They tell stories of places, spaces, people, sights, and are lessons in general knowledge for kids aged 9 and above.
The album artwork is conceptualised and designed by Jerusha Lawrence-D’Cruz, who comes from a background of working with children, and children’s education. Each song has an illustration and an activity to follow up with the theme or subject contained in it, keeping with the fading hobby of scrapbooking.
SONGWRITER, BASS, GUITARS.
Dominic is a musician based in Bengaluru, India, who has a career spanning over the last 32 years. He's a guitarist, bassist, vocalist, loves harmony and choral music, a teacher of Music, choir conductor, songwriter, recording artist too.
His project with three-time Grammy® Award winning artist Ricky Kej and Lonnie Park 'My Earth Songs' was a finalist in the SDG Action Awards.He has won the Outstanding Lyricist Award and Outstanding Vocals Award in the Redemptorists’ Music Video Festivals, an Akademia Award, and a Global Music Award. He has received recognition from The Recording Academy for his role as bass player on the Grammy® Winning album - ‘Divine Tides’ by Stewart Copeland & Ricky Kej, and Grammy® Nominated album - ‘Love Language’ by Wouter Kellerman.
Life goes on and work continues while he dons different hats as and when the need arises.
With RJ Lee of Radio One, after chatting about the album and how it came together.
Pre-launch writeup in the Deccan Herald, November 10, 2023
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