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Happy Holidays From Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Music!

  This time of year brings holiday cheer! No matter your faith or what holiday you celebrate, December is typically a time of reflection and family. I’m ever so grateful for those who support my music and help make Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta what it is. I’m very lucky to be able to do what I love and continuously … Continue reading »

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CMN International Conference 5 Take Aways!

I wanted to start out with an exciting announcement! I am now Co-President of Children’s Music Network. – Together with David Heitner-Klevans (Two of a Kind), we are excited about sharing the role— something that hasn’t been tried before. We have a terrific new board of directors and big plans so check CMN out! http://childrensmusic.org Once … Continue reading »

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Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta SPOOKY

It’s that SPOOKY time of the year–late October– when days are shorter, nights seem darker and a stillness comes to every living thing waiting for winter. Frost on trees in the early dawn, big moons, and crunching leaves fit the celebration of Halloween perfectly. This time of the year brings back fond memories of many Octobers: … Continue reading »

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Why I Love CMN’s Annual International Conference

  This October marks the 27th annual International Conference  of The Children’s Music Network (CMN).  I’ve been a board member of this fine organization on and off since the mid-90’s– shortly after starting my career.  In fact, I even agreed to be co-president elect with David Heitler-Klevans this next year. The people I’ve met, songs I’ve learned … Continue reading »

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Summer Camping

Some of the best summertime activities happen on camping trips.  There’s nothing like spending time closer to nature, sans electronic devices and inside and the great outdoors with family and friends. Whether it’s pitching a tent, fishing, hiking, kayaking or roasting s’mores, nothing makes better memories or brings people closer together than the “tradition” of singing around a campfire!  In fact, it’s a … Continue reading »

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Hunktabunkta Summer Tour: June

No June gloom over here! It’s one of the most beautiful times of the year, Summertime! The Summer months are typically busy for myself and Hunktabunkta Music. I usually get to travel and perform for schools, camps and meaningful organizations! For those interested in learning more on custom bookings & programs, please visit here! Aside … Continue reading »

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Cinco de Mayo Fun!

What is Cinco de Mayo? Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the Mexican people during La Batalla de Peubla. The battle took place on May 5th, 1862. It was a battle where 4,500 Mexican soldiers defeated the Mexican traitors & the French army. Although, they did not win the war- the courage and bravery of … Continue reading »

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KINDIECOMM 2016

Kindiecomm Reflection: By Katherine Dines & Jonathan Sprout. Philadelphia, PA, April 1-3: The third annual Kindiecomm was one rockin’ weekend!  Mega-thanks are in order to Robert Drake and Kathy O’Connell, a dynamic duo from WXPN Radio, who host and produce “Kid’s Corner,” a daily syndicated hour-long radio show for children. Robert and Kathy are among children’s music’s strongest advocates. … Continue reading »

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The Women In My Song

THE WOMEN IN MY SONG March is National Women’s Month when we celebrate women’s contributions throughout America. First, there was International Women’s Day, followed by Women’s History Week. Then in 1987, National Women’s Month was born. Showing thanks to the women who have helped pave the way for everyone seems especially important now, since women … Continue reading »

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Grammy Time….

Each year; as Grammy season approaches, I get excited for all those who have been nominated in the Children’s Category. It’s always fun to listen to fellow musicians, acknowledge their talent and then see their hard works recognized in such a momentous way. The great diversity of music and styles is really exciting too—especially in this particular category. … Continue reading »

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