Local Belizean artist, entertainer, musician and luthier (guitar maker), Dale Wallace Sr. of San Pedro, Ambergrs Caye, has officially released a children’s album that is both a sing-along and instructional piece that teaches the guitar chords to the songs.
Entitled ‘Under the Ukulele Tree’, this unique, illustrated and booklet album was created, recorded and produced in San Pedro utilizing the diverse talents of local artist. Dale Wallace capitalized on the skills of these other artists to put together a fantastic album. Melody Sanchez Wolfe painted the front cover, Perlita Zapata helped create the "Ukulele Family" and produced the illustrations that depict the verses of the title song, Dale Wallace Jr. did the recording engineering at his Rebelution Studios, Wil Nuñez produced the keyboards and percussion tracks, while Luis Zapata at Designing Solutions contributed to the printing of the labels.
The sing-along songs include Under a Ukulele Tree, Big Fat Lake, and A Barrel of Monkeys. There is also a lullaby called Sophias' Lullaby that is dedicated to Dales' granddaughter. Wallace says that the main focus of this first album compilation is to encourage children to develop their imaginations and unique talents.
“This is a children’s album, however adults are allowed to enjoy it under kids’ supervision,” comments Dale Wallace.
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