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Wednesday, Oct 4, 2023 | 10am
RECOMMENDED FOR: Pre-K through Grade 5
STUDY GUIDE: Click HERE for printable pdf
LOCATION: Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
RUN TIME: Approximately 60 minutes
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Sonia De Los Santos was born with a smile on her face (that’s what her mom says) in Monterrey, Mexico, and in 2007 started touring the world, singing in English and Spanish, playing guitar 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, 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.
Sonia was nominated in 2019 for a Latin Grammy® with her second family music album titled ¡Alegría!, and has been hailed by Billboard as “one of the Latin children’s music artists you should know” and “Best Latin Children’s Music.” She has performed with her band in renowned venues and festivals such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, The Getty Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and many more.
In 2020, Sonia launched En Casa con Sonia, an online musical series recorded from her home, and in 2021, she debuted ¿Qué Pasa, Sonia? a new radio segment featuring some of her favorite songs at Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live.
Singing in both Spanish and English, Sonia’s music is inspired by various Latin American rhythms like son jarocho, cumbia and salsa, as well as the North American folk traditions from the United States. It’s hard not to smile when she’s sharing some of her favorite things — migrating birds, friendship, chocolate, and anecdotes about growing up in Mexico and realizing her childhood dream of moving to New York.
Sonia is currently on tour promoting her third album, Esperanza, a bilingual collection of songs that explore hope, looking back at our own journey, cherishing our cities and homes, being grateful to one another, dreaming of a better future, marveling at nature, and finding light within ourselves.
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