Thursday, August 10
5:30PM Festival begins
5:45PM – 6:45PM Interactive Children’s Workshops, “Little Hands Big World”
7:00PM – 8:15PM Main Stage
Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band are the very first Americans to ever win a Latin GRAMMY in the children’s album category. This bilingual husband and wife duo have been named, “The face of kindie music” by the Washington Post, ‘SUPERSTARS’ by Red Tricycle, ‘The Rolling Stones of Kids Music’ by the Style Network, and PEOPLE Magazine called their album the #1 in COOLEST kids music! They create indie music sounds that are rooted in their whimsical child-friendly imaginations. Get ready to dance to their hip-shaking, head bopping music!
As featured on NPR, All Things Considered, they have been nominated three times for an EMMY Award, winning once. Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band is on the pulse of all things kids music and brings smart, crafty lyrics with irresistibly fresh pop beats. Like Zooglobble states, “It’ll take you all of about 15 minutes to become a fan of Lucky Diaz.”
“Little Hands, Big World” Interactive Workshops: Made possible by grants from the Tournament of Roses Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, “Little Hands, Big World,” is a series of interactive workshops which take place prior to our Children’s Night concerts during our Summer Season. These workshops are FREE of charge, and designed to extend children’s experience of our concerts, and expand their cultural understanding by teaching music, songs, and dance from around the world. These interactive programs are offered by highly skilled teaching artists from the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, in a welcoming and supportive group environment that engages children and encourages parental involvement.
Covering traditions from the African diaspora, Asia, Latin America, and our own backyard, “Little Hands, Big World” will include participatory cultural dance and singing, drumming workshops, instrument building, and art activities as a fun and hands-on means by which families can further experience and appreciate the cultural music and dance presented in our summer festival.
The series invites families and people of all ages to experience a multi-cultural, multidisciplinary journey around the globe in celebration of the diversity of Southern California.
KidZone features child and family focused interactive fun and games! Activities vary by day. Children can have their face painted, grab a balloon, make chalk drawings, make instruments, and color to their hearts content.