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)
Sonia De Los Santos
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.
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.
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
Kids 'N Comedy
NYC’s Kids ’N Comedy returns this fall with a new season of classes for local teens as well as monthly shows for families in the area. Whether you are looking for a creative outlet for your funny and clever kid or searching for an outing that will make the whole family smile (or fall out of their seats laughing), Kids ’N Comedy has a spot for you.
CLASSES: Saturday classes begin September 15 for 9 weeks Ages 10-13: 11:30 AM -1:30 PM / Ages 14-18: 2-4 PM Sunday classes begin September 16 for 9 weeks. Ages 10-18: 10:30 AM -12:30 PM
FALL SHOW SCHEDULE: Monthly on Sundays at 1PM September 30 “THE BACK TO SCHOOL SHOW” October 28 "THE TERRIFIED OF EVERYTHING HALLOWEEN SHOW" November 18 "THANKS, I GUESS?" December 16 “CHRISTMAKWANZUKAH"
Shows are at 1:00 PM at Gotham Comedy Club, 208 West 23 Street The information number is 212-877-6115 and online ticketing is available on the Kids 'N Comedy website.
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
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.
Highlights For Children, Inc. is teaming up with kids’ podcast leader, Tinkercast, to unveil a new podcast for kids titled, Highlights Hangout, on June 4. Highlights Hangout is the latest addition to the screen-alternative kids-podcast movement that comes just in time for summer road trip season. An exciting 20-25 minute Highlights Hangout episode will release on the first Monday of each month.
Highlights Hangout is a new monthly podcast that brings Highlights Magazine, an American icon, to life in a whole new way. This magazine-style show offers a unique audio spin on the stories, characters, puzzles, and jokes that millions of kids dive into each month in the pages of Highlights. The new podcast will continue the impressive work of Highlights and its “fun with a purpose” approach, which for the past 72 years has helped children become their best selves by creating content and experiences that engage, delight, and foster joyful learning. The podcast is produced in partnership with Tinkercast, creators of the award-winning, NPR-distributed podcast, Wow in the World, which is currently the most popular podcast for kids.
This August Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats deliver All The Sounds, an emotive and jazzy collection of all-ages songs. 10 original tunes feature robust lyrics, strong orchestration and music that calls attention to the amazing sounds that surround us and how they connect us and influence our lives. Out August 3, 2018
What are All The Sounds? According to Kalantari, they are the experiences that unite us. All the Sounds observes how as we audibly take in our surroundings, we learn more about each other and connect with the rest of the world. From the light and playful noises of summer, to the eclectic musical sounds of opera and tango, to the different languages spoken throughout our own neighborhoods, we are brought together.
Check out the debut single “Sounds of Summer” which is currently climbing the charts at Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live!
This Spring, The Pop Ups are back with Giants of Science, a cutting-edge collection of all-ages pop packed with enough hot beats and cool science to bring the universe into your living room. Packed with more glow-sticks than a day rave, this album is sure to get your wheels spinning and your feet moving through the medium of psychedelic synth pop.
With off-beat humor and profound head bopping, Giants of Science is determined to turn listeners into the next generation of innovators. Out May 18. 2018.
Songs for Sisters and Brothers: A family album to help siblings stick together, no matter how hard it may be, made by award-winning musician, therapist and mom Vered.
On Songs for Sisters and Brothers, a new collection out May 18, singer-songwriter Vered musically explores the complex and emotional sibling dynamic through a unique collection of songs, in continuation of her fascination with family relations. This is family music in a different sense, understanding the family as a whole; its trials, tribulations and needs. It is honest, reassuring and relatable.