On October 5, 2018, Mexican-American singer-songwriter Sonia De Los Santos will release her lively second all-ages album ¡Alegría!, a spirited and cheerful collection of songs.
Sonia was born with a smile on her face (that’s what her mom always says) and she can easily find the things in the world that bring her joy. On ¡Alegría!, a bilingual album for families, she shares some of the themes that make her happy like migrating butterflies, waking up early, wild flowers, jumping bunnies, rattling maracas, being grateful to her parents, playing with her band, and of course, singing about birds!
These songs in Spanish and English are inspired by various Latin American rhythms like: son jarocho, cumbia, gaita, currulao and huayno hailing from the countries of Mexico, Colombia and Peru as well as the North American folk traditions from the United States.
This October, Michael & the Rockness Monsters are inviting everyone to party with Monster’s Ball,the third release from the award winning band from Rockness Music, out October 26.
From New Jersey’s favorite homegrown family rock band, Monster’s Ball is a party album rich with themes of celebration, inclusion, and accessibility, as should be the foundation for any good party. The diverse collection not only captures the live spirit of this super energetic band but also the love and care they have for the families they have performed for over the past 10 years. Bursting with new energetic dance hits, the collection also includes newly recorded family favorites from their award winning classes.
See why New York Family Magazine said Michael & The Rockness Monstersis"inspiring the next generation of music lovers”.
Exclusively from Audible, I’m From the Sun: The Gustafer Yellowgold Story is an original audiobook and album for kids and their always-hip parents, from Morgan Taylor, two-time Grammy® nominated songwriter, cartoonist, and author- out October 5.
Top-notch songwriting and deeply imaginative setting shows why The New York Times describes the story of Gustafer Yellowgold as “Dr. Seuss meets ‘Yellow Submarine’,” and Variety magazine calls Morgan’s creation “Intelligent, endearing and slightly subversive.”
Ride along with 9-year old “sunling” Gustafer, in this otherworldly, musical comedy that takes place entirely on our closest star - The Sun! As if the stress of the annual Tiger Face holiday season wasn’t enough, the young sun-dweller Gustafer must face the nasty neighborhood bullies and overcome his fear of telling his father the awful truth: he doesn’t want to inherit the family raisin-butchering business. Despite help from his best friend Ellen and over-achieving big brother, Ben, Gustafer faces the ultimate crossroad when he sees a darker opportunity to control his own destiny on the Sun.
Based on the award-winning DVD/CD series by Morgan Taylor. Now told for the first time as a long-form musical story, only from Audible.
SAULPAUL RETURNS WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM HIS FRIENDS ON ‘ALL STAR ANTHEMS’
On September 7, just in time for the back to school season, SaulPaul drops his latest project, All Star Anthems, an inspiring dance album for grade school audiences that promotes social and emotional learning.
Early 2018 brought the introduction of Austin’s SaulPaul to the family music universe. The self-proclaimed “musician with a message,” who merges free-styling with songwriting was met with open arms and airwaves by the tastemakers of the youth focused genre. His latest creation, All Star Anthems delivers an entertaining family-friendly collection of empowering tunes meant to function as a soundtrack to successful living.
The fall brings Howdy Do! Songs of the Urban Cowpoke, a brand new family western folk album that celebrates city life through the fun, fantastical figure of the “Urban Cowpoke”, Hopalong Andrew- out September 21. If you’re a city dweller who loves the cowboy life, or country folk who love visiting the city, this might be for you.
Hopalong Andrew sings clever and whimsical cowboy songs about city life performed in the great tradition of the American West. His mission is to celebrate all aspects of city life and nature, while paying homage to the singing cowboys and folk singers of yesteryear. His high spirited music is meant for the whole family to enjoy, city-slickers and tenderfoots alike.
Hopalong Andrew - Tyrannosaurus (Night at the Museum)
Kids 'N Comedy
Whether you’re a funny and clever teen looking for a creative outlet, or you are searching for an outing that will make the whole family laugh together (and get along), Kids ’N Comedy is the spot. This winter and spring comes a fresh batch of classes for curious young budding comedians as well as some super fun themed shows for families to enjoy.
WINTER/SPRING SHOW SCHEDULE: Monthly on Sundays at 1PM December 16 January 27 February 24 March 24 April 28 May 19
DECEMBER 16 "CHRISTMAKWANZUKAH" It’s that time of the year again! Time to rediscover family togetherness and strange religious traditions! Come stop on by and chat with us about our very deep struggles with finding the joy in the holidays and how these feelings of anguish are great for family gatherings! Let us explain which Christmas sweaters are itchy, and what menorahs are tacky. Tis the season, right?
JANUARY 22 - NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION SHOW. Looking forward to a fresh new year? Ready for a clean slate? Got your unrealistic resolutions all set? Why not start the year with some laughs then? Come listen to our teen comics as they share their hopes and dreams for the year ahead. Trust us, it’s better than going to the gym.
FEBRUARY 12 - ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE? Valentine's Day is around the corner, and these teens want you to know they've experienced greater heartbreak than Pete Davidson (sorry Ariana). They've loved, they've lost, they've been rejected in front of the snapchat nation. Celebrate the holiday of romance and humiliation with our awesome teenage comedians!
MARCH 26- MOODY AS MARCH March weather can be beastly one day and calm and sweet like the next, much like a teenagers mood swings. Let’s visit all sides of the teen comic’s emotions at the show where anything can happen! Careful, just don’t ask them if they cleaned up their rooms first…
APRIL 23- SPRINGTIME IN NEW YORK Springtime in New York can be dazzling. The cherry blossoms in the park, the mice returning to the sidewalks, and our neighbors coming out of hibernation. Join our teen comics as they celebrate the joys of commuting in tolerable temperatures, and the beginning of standardized testing season, with an afternoon of stand-up comedy!
MAY 21 - THE MOTHER OF ALL COMEDY SHOWS Happy Mother’s Day to the wonderful people who brought us into this crazy world. This one is dedicated to those who raised us, who love us, and who insist on licking their fingers to wipe the dirt of our faces- gross! Join our young comedians as they (lovingly) roast their legal guardians.
Shows are at 1:00 PM at Gotham Comedy Club, 208 West 23 Street
WINTER SATURDAY CLASSES Start Jan 12- March 16 for 8 weeks (no class Feb 16 or 23) Ages 10-13: 11.30AM to 1:30PM Ages 14-18: 2PM to 4PM
WINTER SUNDAY CLASSES: Start Jan 6- March 3 for 8 weeks (no class Feb 17) Ages 11-18: 10:30 – 12:30 PM
SPRING SATURDAY CLASSES March 30 – June 8 (no class April 20 or 27, May 25) Ages 10-13: 11.30AM to 1:30PM Ages 14-18: 2PM to 4PM
SPRING SUNDAY CLASSES March 10 – May 5 (no class April 21, 28) Ages 11-18: 10:30 – 12:30 PM
The information number is 212-877-6115 and online ticketing is available on the Kids 'N Comedy website, www.kidsncomedy.com.
Dan Zanes & Claudia Eliaza
Grammy Award winning children's artist Dan Zanes and Haitian-American vocalist / Music Therapist Claudia Eliaza present the freewheeling musical world of the Night Train 57, an engine powered by 15 original singalongable songs.
In this Sensory Friendly comic folk opera, the husband-wife duo are joined by Mexican percussionist Yuriana Sobrino on a collection of festive tunes played with guitar, trombone, mandolin, flute, harmonica, ukulele, congas, bongos, cajon, tambourine - and of course voices. This recording is intended to be enjoyed as a stand alone listening experience for families and early childhood educators as well as fans of the comic folk opera.
Dan Zanes & Friends - Night Train 57 - 6/28/2018 - Paste Studios - New York, NY
On October 12, American Rapper Princess Superstar will release her new album These Are The Magic Days under the alter ego M.o.M. The new collection is delivered for free as a musical experience for kids and parents to explore emotional intelligence, love and empathy in Princess Superstar’s inimitable unique style.
M.o.M. aka Princess Superstar is the cutting edge chart-topping rapper who ironically topped the charts with her hit “Bad Babysitter” back in the day. Her new project These Are The Magic Days is dedicated to nurturing remarkable human beings by teaching them connection, empathy, peaceful parenting and love for themselves and others. When M.o.M. had her child seven years ago, she had a vision to add something special to the world. M.o.M. recently formed a partnership with the non-profit Fractured Atlas to release her album for free to enable it to reach the whole world easily and for free, spreading the message of EQ (emotional intelligence) which she has found so impactful in her own parenting.
This summer 2017 Grammy Winner Secret Agent 23 Skidoo will release Wake Up The Dream, a new, all-ages album themed around the weird world of your dreams. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and his wild cast of characters lead listeners on a funky trip through your mind with a parade of dream-inspired songs. Retro stylings, soul divas, heavy beats, and high energy funk take charge on Wake Up The Dream as Secret Agent 23 Skidoo musically explores what dreams are made of- out June 29.