Just Kidding: Sonia De Los Santos & Elena Moon Park
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The music of Mexico and East Asia get together for a morning of fabulous songs (in English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese, Tibetan, and Taiwanese) from these two fantastic musicians, who are both Dan Zanes collaborators.

 

Sonia De Los Santos was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico and since 2007, she has been touring the world, singing in English and Spanish, playing guitar, mandolin, and jarana, and lighting up the stage with Grammy Award winning group Dan Zanes And Friends. In 2015, she released her first solo family music album titled Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island (Parents' Choice Foundation Gold Award Winner), a collection of songs that reflect her experiences growing up in Mexico, moving to another country, learning about other cultures, and in the process, feeling closer to her own heritage. This unique collection of old and new songs is a personal, and yet universal, musical story from this soulful and important new voice in family music. The messages of joyful community music making and cultural bridge building inspire and excite children and grown ups of all backgrounds. soniadelossantosmusic.com

 

Elena Moon Park is a musician and educator living in Brooklyn, NY.  Originally from Oak Ridge, TN, she studied anthropology and ethnomusicology at Northwestern University and completed a Masters Degree in Urban Policy from The New School in New York City.  Since 2006 Elena has been touring with Grammy award-winning, all-ages folk rock band Dan Zanes and Friends, playing fiddle, trumpet, mandolin, spoons, ukulele, and singing. She is also a freelance musician in NYC who likes to play contemporary classical music. In addition to her music, Elena manages programs for Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation, a network of artists who design and lead socially-engaged music projects, including the OneBeat international music exchange. rabbitdays.com

 

“When I played the first song, ‘Sol Na,’ in my kitchen one morning, my three children came running to dance, and, frankly, we haven’t stopped since.” –New York Family

“Through lullabies, ballads, and mariachi music she offers personal stories with universal appeal.” –Parents’ Choice

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