In Diane Finn’s children’s storybook “The Secrets of Plymouth Rock the rock talks. It tells the story of the Landing of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower on December 21, 1620 at Plymouth, Massachusetts. Most importantly in 2019 young audiences in Plymouth Massachusetts are learning not only does the rock talk, it sings! Singer songwriter Candido Bretto takes 28 Plymouth elementary school students (4th and 5th graders) and their music teachers on a “rockin” Plymouth musical journey from cover-to-cover of Finn’s book with “Rockin’ The Secrets Of Plymouth Rock”, a music extravaganza with 12 original songs. The album incorporates a wide range of musical styles from classic Waltzes to Calypso, Marches, Broadway, Opera, Swing Jazz and of course Rock. Candido and the students sing about hope, optimism, survival and self awareness in a wonderful new CD coming out in October. Its Plymouth Rock like you’ve never heard it before.
“The songs are adorable! I think you’re onto something.”
-Jazz singer Rebecca Parris
Hear snippets of the songs by clicking here.
A delightful story written by a Teacher for her Students
Author Diane L. Finn a Plymouth elementary school teacher of 30+ years wrote a curriculum with the Plimoth Plantation to teach about the Pilgrims. “I wrote the book as a way to teach young children on our tours when they visited Plymouth Rock.” Diane was referring to “Colonial Lantern Tours” which she owned and operated along with her husband Dan for many years as well as the Plymouth Rock Trolley Company in Plymouth. The fastest way to get your hands on a copy of the book is to visit Diane’s website at TheSecretsOfPlymouthRock.com.