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Alastair Moock Shares ‘Songs For The World’s Bravest Kids’

Back in the 1990s, Alastair Moock established himself in Boston’s folk scene, but for a while now he’s been dedicating himself to “family music” — music that reaches kids but doesn’t talk down to them. For Moock and his wife, Jane, this music is very personal. They have 6-year-old twin daughters, Clio and Elsa. One year ago, Clio was diagnosed with leukemia.

To help Clio, Moock picked up his guitar and started singing to her, and with her — about the cancer, about losing her hair, and about being brave. This effort became his latest album, “Singing Our Way Through: Songs for the World’s Bravest Kids.”

Earlier this month, his album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album.


Alastair Moock, singer-songwriter

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  • Zelda

    Wonderful story. For those with teens or young adults facing cancer, they might be interested in the album Cancerous Flow, a hip hop album written by my nephew, Jesse Hershkowitz, aka Urbalist, while he was being successfully treated for lymphoma at age 26. He is now 33. He has performed and conducted hip hop workshops for teens undergoing cancer treatments at hospitals, and at other events for young people facing cancer. Check his music out on Facebook. He says writing the album helped him get through his treatments, and he wants to help other teens and young adults facing cancer.

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