Friday, September 24, 2021
4 – 4:45 pm
YouTube Video Premiere
Groove as a family with multiple notable musicians sharing songs that celebrate nature during the Sukkot holiday. Join us under a virtual musical sukkah welcoming singers near and far such as Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats, Melita, and Mister G with collaborators from the Global Citizen Ensemble. Hear tunes such as “Connected,” “Our Garden,” “Better Together,” and more that explore our connection to the earth and each other in this unique concert collaboration.
About the performers:
Lucy Kalantari is a 2x GRAMMY® Award winning artist, composer and producer passionate about creating children’s media that brings joy, inspires community and highlights the power of resilience. She's the frontwoman and bandleader for Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats, making bilingual, jazz age-inspired music for families. Her album All the Sounds, won the GRAMMY® Award for Best Children’s Album. Most recently, Kalantari produced, recorded and arranged the GRAMMY® Award winning album All the Ladies, by Joanie Leeds, an impactful collection of songs to empower young girls and shape future minds of the world. Born to Latin American parents (Dominican & Puerto Rican), she writes swingin’ ukulele tunes both in English and in Spanish. Kalantari’s songs have been featured on Universal Kids and can often be found topping the charts on SiriusXM Kids Place Live and other family programs around the country.
Melita or Melita Silberstein is a singer/songwriter, folk musician, childrens’ performer, and ceremonial song-leader based out of Berkeley, CA. She is the founding member of Octopretzel, a popular Bay Area band for kids, and has also recorded and/or co-produced a number of CDs in the realms of both singer-songwriter contemporary folk as well as childrens’ music. Melita has also worked as a music specialist for young children for over 15 years. She currently teaches music classes in several preschools and other venues for families in the Bay Area. She holds a degree in eco-psychology from the Naropa Institute, and also a certification in early childhood education.
Mister G (Ben Gundersheimer) is a Latin Grammy Award-winning artist, author, activist and educator. Hailed as “a bilingual rock star” by the Washington Post, he was originally dubbed “Mister G” by his young students while pursuing a Master of Education degree. His dynamic, interactive bilingual performances aim to dissolve borders and foster cross-cultural connections. Mister G has released 12 albums of original, multicultural music and tours internationally performing in both English and Spanish. Mister G also was commissioned by PJ Library to create two albums of original, Jewish-themed family music, The Mitzvah Bus (Parents’ Choice Gold Award-winner) and Seeds of Shalom. Joining Mister G will select members of the Global Citizen Ensemble (GCE) which is an international collective of acclaimed musicians who have recorded and performed with Ben across the span of his last ten albums, developing deep friendships and contributing to the multicultural nature of his music. Pictured with Mister G is Global Citizen Member, Massamba Diop, who is a Senegalese talking drum master, and will be featured in the program.
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