My kids love to sing and dance. We love watching shows with singing and dancing on them. So, when I received the opportunity to review Pacha's Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature I was very thrilled. It's a story a girl who finds her true calling as a musical star, sharing the messages of Nature. Acts include an insect music band called the Beetles, a black-eyed pea that raps and a beaver named Just-in-Time. Pretty clever huh!
The double album features 70 artists spanning four generations including Cheech Marin (The Lion King, Cars), Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Cadillac Records), Lester Chambers (The Chamber Brothers, Time Has Come Today), the Grammy-Nominated duo Les Nubians, Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith of Agape International Spiritual Center, Bill McKibben of global environmental organization 350.org, Talib Kweli, Majora Carter (Peabody Award Winner), the Agape Youth Choir and 30 child artists. Volume 1 won the People’s Choice for Best Children’s Music in the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards and the Parent’s Choice Recommended Award.
The double album was one of the most honored CDs of 2013, receiving the 2013 Family Choice award, the Creative Child Award, the Mom's Choice Gold, the Mr. Dad Seal, and the Academic's Choice Smart Media Award. The song We Are All Connected recently won first place for songwriting in the 2014 Eco-Arts Awards. The album is truly special and unique.
- Features 70 artists spanning four generations from 8 year Lala to 73 year rock legend Lester Chambers
Showcases 30 amazing kids, many of whom have amazing stories (e.g., Lil JaXe stutters when he talks but not when he raps, Amanda Raya is blind, Avalon Theisen started an environmental organization to protect frogs at 9 years old)
Inclusive and culturally relevant featuring artists from the many backgrounds including Indigenous, Asian (Chinese, Japanese and Indian), Latino, African American, and Caucasian.
Gender BALANCE between male and female
Contextualized in a magical story about all of nature coming together that encourages children to be creative and imaginative
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