Latin Grammy Winning Bilingual Artist 123 Andrés Performs at San Mateo County Libraries

123 Andrés

Fronting a jamming band, the Colombian born multi-instrumentalist brings educational messages and bilingual lyrics to a non-stop party. Andrés’ message to kids is definitely not about keeping still. - Billboard

Joyous – Boston Globe

Very innovative, very creative, with a great melodic sense, to play music that our smaller kids will appreciate and learn. - Alt.Latino NPR's Weekend Edition

Join us for a high-energy, bilingual musical performance with 123 Andrés, an exciting new voice on the family music scene and “a rock star for little language learners” according to Billboard Magazine. A native of Bogotá, Colombia, 123 Andres brings audiences joyful sounds, a passion for bilingualism, and a high-energy love of music that gets kids singing and dancing in Spanish and English. You'll dance along to tunes from his latest, Latin Grammy Award-winning bilingual album, Arriba Abajo(“Up Down”)  which 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.

123 Andrés’ songs show that educational themes and music go mano en mano. Adults will appreciate the intricate web of rhythms and instrumental colors and the sophistication of the lyrics and arrangements. Andrés’ debut children’s album ¡Uno, Dos, Tres, Andrés! en español y en inglés was nominated in the best children’s album for the Latin Grammy Awards in 2015.

As a bilingual teaching artist with a doctorate in music, 123 Andres’ music is an interactive celebration of Latin culture for kids and families. He has been featured on Telemundo, CNN en Español and Univisión, and his music spins on Sirius XM's Kids Place Live, WXPN's Kids Corner and other radio stations. 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.

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