Author Archives: KImbra Brookstein

Collaborations! Teamwork works!

This month when being socially isolated feels like a very old new normal, more and more people are connecting with others digitally— to learn, work, work out, play and communicate.  Where the world was once all about making personal connections through face-to-face   contacts, it’s now screen-to-screen or mask-to-mask at a healthy distance.  Although it can … Continue reading »

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Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta COVID-19 Resource List For Parents + #InOurHands Music Video

My friend Bonnie Nichols Music and I re-created this popular song #InOurHands to address COVID-19. We hope it brings you joy and we hope you share! #InOurHandsCO #InOurHandsAK. Lyrics below:   Katherine Dines AKA Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta™ sends out love, light, good health and positivity during these uncertain times. COVID-19 is a virus that’s affecting all of us throughout the globe. … Continue reading »

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Making Music “Then” vs. Making Music “Now”

Lately I’ve been pondering how music and the music making process has changed over the years. As an “indie” (that’s short for “independent”– meaning someone who isn’t connected to a specific record label or publisher), song writer, musician, writer, producer, publisher and performer with 25+ years of experience,  I’ve seen some incredible  changes in: 1) lyrical content  2) the recording … Continue reading »

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Who’s Your Mentor? #NationalMentoringMonth

Did you know that January is National Mentoring Month? With the new year and a new decade launched, it’s a perfect time to think about both your personal AND professional goals. As an artist who is always trying to evolve, I often ask myself, “How can I improve my craft?” and “Who do I admire … Continue reading »

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Need Holiday gift ideas? We have the #Hunktabunkta answer!

The holiday season can get sooo crazy! Thanksgiving, Christmas and Chanukah decorations appear right after Halloween, shopping starts next with Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday and with all the frenzy, it’s hard to find just the right gift for anyone! IMO, there are way important things to think about other than shopping and giving … Continue reading »

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Thankfulness

  November is one of my most favorite holidays here in the US.  I like the autumn season, the beautiful colors, and the nip in the air. It makes me think about gratitude as I crunch through leaves and try to be more appreciative for all the goodness in my life.  The song “JOY” from … Continue reading »

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It’s a RELEASE Party for Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta: HOLIDAYS!!!

I’m thrilled to announce my latest piece of work, Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta: HOLIDAYS! With the Holiday season in the near future and the official release party coming up on October 18th at the Denver Puppet Theater, I thought it would be great to provide additional background into the making of this CD. It’s with much joy that … Continue reading »

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Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta HOLIDAYS: Songs and StoriesThat Celebrate Global Light

Katherine Dines Offers 13 Songs about Celebrations around the World; Available on August 26, 2019 Denver, CO, Fall 2019 – Katherine Dines, a Grammy-nominated independent family music artist, presents a new album of 13 songs and some interesting stories and facts about how people around the world celebrate holidays. Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta™ Holidays is meant for growing families, and it will … Continue reading »

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Transitions….

June makes me think of transitions–the rhythm of life and adapting to change. Like music, life soars through ups and downs and the journeys we all take—just living our lives. Different rhythms emphasize highs and lows and paint beautiful stories and songs marking change through beginnings, middles and endings. As Summer approaches, these transitions naturally … Continue reading »

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As our planet turns around the sun again, it’s time for #EarthDay

As our planet turns around the sun again, it’s time for Earth Day! This year, the global event is celebrated on April 22nd and more than 1 billion people in 192 countries participate. This makes it the largest civic-focused day of action in the world. How awesome is that? People celebrate Earth Day in a … Continue reading »

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