Fly, Fly brings the intricate and upbeat rhythms of Joropo, the national rhythm of Venezuela which is also present in Colombia. A fun song about movement, Fly, Fly becomes an anthem of friendship between children of the two neighboring countries.
In his new album, Arriba Abajo (“Up Down”), 123 Andrés offers 21 original songs filled with themes of discovery and imagination for early learners. The songs, in English and Spanish, explore a world of objects that go “Arriba y Abajo,” up and down: singing the musical scale, counting ten little birds, soaring with a scarf, learning vowels while riding on an airplane, and watching what happens when you plant a seed in the ground. Arriba Abajo will be available on June xx (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and other music outlets).
123 Andrés has been hailed by Billboard magazine as “A rockstar for little language learners,” and his songs prove that educational themes don’t have to zap the fun out of music. Adults will appreciate the intricate web of rhythms and instrumental colors and the sophistication of the lyrics and arrangements.
The album arrives with a 35-page Learning Guide full of fun and interactive activities parents and educators can use to build on the songs to extend the learning. Developed in conjunction with a master classroom teacher, the Learning Guide explores numbers, language acquisition, pre-reading and other concepts with activities in both English and Spanish, including counting and numbers, shapes and colors, vowel and consonant sounds, vocabulary, days of the week, and early science concepts. The range of rhythms and musical styles on Arriba Abajo will inspire movement and motor skills, as well.
Andrés Salguero is 123 Andrés, one of the most exciting new voices on the international family music scene. Salguero’s debut children’s album ¡Uno, Dos, Tres, Andrés! en español y en inglés was nominated in the best children’s album for the 16th Latin Grammy Awards in 2015. 123 Andrés’ music is an interactive celebration of Latin culture for kids and families, building upon Salguero’s expertise as a bilingual teaching artist; he holds a Doctorate in music. 123 Andrés has been featured on Telemundo, CNN en Español and Univisión, as well as other broadcast outlets. His music spins on Sirius XM's Kids Place Live, WXPN's Kids Corner and other radio shows in the US and Latin America.
123 Andrés presents live concerts for children and families and facilitates professional development seminars for educators, library professionals and cultural arts institutions. He has performed at venues such as the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian’s Discovery Theater, and has presented workshops on incorporating music in early childhood education at the National Head Start Association Annual Conference and other state and regional conferences. 123 Andrés plans several concerts this summer. Visit www.123andres.com for the latest details.
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