Thursday, August 3, 2017

Music Minute: Made in LA

I recently had a chance to review Made in LA by Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band. I don't know much about LA, but this sure makes it sound more upbeat and happy than my mental image of the city! I like that the band incorporates movement and dual language for their performances. As a language and music teacher and someone who raises my kids bilingually and with ample travel and culture experience, I think music has an amazing ability to help introduce language and culture in a fun way.

The album has a cool sound, great for kids who feel like they're outgrowing little kid music but aren't old enough to listen to music with more adult themes. It's also a sophisticated sound that is pleasant for adults. My daughter's favorite track would have to be "The Magic Believes," which starts the album - she loves magic and fantasy. The musicians even make "Traffic" sound like a fun experience!
Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band were crowned the very first U.S. based artists to win a Latin GRAMMY in the Children’s Album category for their album Fantastico. Garnering six Emmy Nominations and one win for their work on the EMMY award winning show “Lishy Lou and Lucky Too,” husband and wife duo Lucky Diaz and Alisha Gaddis have been named “THE face of kindie music” by the Washington Post, “Superstars” by national parenting site Red Tricycle, “The Rolling Stones of Kids Music” by the Style Network, and “The #1 in COOLEST kids music!” by People magazine.
As Billboard advises, this is “children’s music you should know.” Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band’s sun-filled pop beats have been featured by NPR’s All Things Considered, NPR Music, Alt Latino, Billboard, USA Today, The New York Times. They and their music have  been featured on UnivisionNBCUniversal’s Sprout TV, American Airlines and more. Logging hundreds of thousands of miles, sharing the music of their seven albums, and multiple #1 Sirius XM Kids Place Live hits, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band delivers smart, crafty lyrics with irresistibly fresh pop beats.  As children’s music nexus Zooglobble states, “It’ll take you all of about 15 minutes to become a fan of Lucky Diaz.”
The band’s interactive, multi-cultural, mixed language and movement based musical performances please both child and adults. Catch their busy summer tour schedule, including sets at Lollapalooza, at
Visit Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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