Plymouth Rock Comes To Life! 1620-2020

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Young audiences in Plymouth MA have something to sing about, 1620-2020 it’s the 400th Anniversary of the Landing of the Pilgrims. 28 Plymouth MA elementary students are singing their hearts out on “Rockin’ The Secrets of Plymouth Rock“, a new children’s music album based on The Secrets of Plymouth Rock” a children’s storybook by Diane L. Finn. “This is new Plymouth music! Watching and listening to the students record at Johnny Drama’s Funk Lab was like a dream come true. Some of the students possessed a musical prowess beyond their years.”

-Songwriter Candido Bretto



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Plymouth music for the 400th Anniversary of the Landing of the Pilgrims.

The album features the songwriting talents of Candido Bretto, a local musician, and former Plymouth resident. Candido is a bass guitarist and background singer with Johnny Drama and his Funky Entourage from A&E’s reality show Wahlburgers. The reality show Wahlburgers co-stars Plymouth MA native Johnny “Drama” Alves. Alves generously offered his private studio affectionately called “The Funk Lab” to record the student’s voices in two May 2019 recordings sessions. The album also features the orchestration talents of recent Berklee College of Music graduates. From South Korea, Haegal (Joongwon) Hwang, Sowon Lim and JongHa Kang. From Japan, musicians Yuki Kodama on acoustic bass and Yuki Monolog Kanesaka and Yohei Kambe on drums. “An alumnus of Berklee College of Music myself, I felt a special bond with Hwang, Lim, Kang, Kodama, Kanesake, and Kambe. Musically we all spoke the same language.”-Candido Bretto

Also featured on the album is renowned NYC jazz guitarist Rick Howard. Click here to hear Rick’s new album “Lil’ Noir”. “Rick Howard was a great find in Naples, FL. I needed a guitar style with “special sauce” and I found it in Rick.” -Candido Bretto

Discover the story of the Pilgrims through the rock’s eyes via the book and music. Celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Landing of the Pilgrims with your very own copy of “Rockin’ The Secrets of Plymouth Rock” available for purchase at the General Society of Mayflower Descendants online store.

Click here to hear the album or click here to hear the (remix).

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