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This project is funded by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, through the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

+ About the Performance
This program was recorded 04/20/2013 at Symphony Space.

Aaron Nigel Smith, well-known from the PBS KIDS Emmy Award-winning show Between the Lions infuses a fresh sound into children's music with high-energy shows that get kids to jump, play, sing, and dance through a collection of hip, exuberant songs with roots in reggae, world music and rock and roll.

Aaron will be joined by the NYC members of his One World Chorus, students from the Achievement First School in East New York, who recently appeared on his latest award-winning CD Welcome to the Village.

+ About the Artists

Aaron Nigel Smith's “Call To Action” is to get kids moving. In 2002 he founded FUNdamentals of Music and Movement, an arts program which is now the program of choice to over 100 early education centers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, NewYork, and Boston. His fun, inspired, and lively show is guaranteed to get the audience off their feet.

In 2005 Aaron's debut CD release Let's Pretend received NAPPA and IPARENTING MEDIA awards. In 2008 he collaborated with Ziggy Marley on B is for Bob, a Bob Marley Children's CD. In 2009 in joined the cast of PBS Kids Emmy Award winning show Between the Lions. His newest release, Everyone Loves to Dance received Parent's Choice and NAPPA Awards. Aaron is also featued on several new Music for Little People releases including Buckwheat Zydeco's Bayou Boogie, and World Travels.

His 2012 release Welcome to the Village, features the voices of more than 300 children from New York, Los Angeles , Portland and the Cura Rotary Home near Nairobi, Kenya. The CD sales will benefit the music program at the Cura Home. The CD won a 2012 Parents' Choice award.

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