Award-Winning Children’s Pop Musical
“Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature”
Inspires Children To Change The World Through Storytelling, Song, and Dance
2-CD Set and Digital Download Available November 5, 2013
Features Mos Def, Cheech Marin and Youth Rap Star Bentley Green!
“From start to finish Pacha’s Pajamas
is an amazing collection of stories and music.” Indiemusicdigest.com
Oakland, CA (October 23, 2013)—Children today face obstacles and challenges unlike any past generations have seen before – and often more difficult. The pressure on them to make the world a better place is high, so providing them with positive role models to emanate, constructive lessons to learn from and valuable tools to utilize is more important than ever. But so is having fun and valuing the joy of music and the power of the imagination. Luckily, Pacha’s Pajamas is here!
The two-CD set Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written by Nature Vol. 1 & 2, available November 5, 2013 for a suggested retail price of $19.99, digital download $15.99, and individual songs on iTunes for $1.29, is inspired by the book by Aaron Ableman and produced by a company called BALANCE. It follows the adventures of Pacha, a little girl whose magical pajamas whisk her away every night to imaginary worlds where she discovers the power to make a difference in the world and within herself.
One night while sleeping Pacha dreams that the animals and plants on her new pajamas come alive. Disguised as a small gorilla, she comes upon an unlikely group of creatures feeling sad about the world. Nature unites to tell its captivating story at a global festival where species have come together to bring balance to the planet. Fun-filled acts include an insect band called The Beetles, a black-eyed pea rapping for a better world and a beaver named Just-in-Time. At the end of the show, Pacha shares an important message for all nature and humanity.
Filled with pop references and lots of humor (“electric eels went on strike”), storytelling, songs and dance, Pacha’s Pajamas features 28 tracks by 70 artists spanning four generations, and inspires children of all ages to better understand themselves, recognize their natural talents and make a positive impact in the world.
“Pacha’s Pajamas utilizes the core languages of popular culture – storytelling, music and dance – to support the healthy development of today’s kids,” says Ableman. “The story and songs are not only magical and fun, but also address important topics like staying healthy, ecological sustainability and the power of imagination and dreams.”
Pacha’s Pajamas Vol. 1 had a limited release last year for award consideration only and won the People’s Choice for Best Children’s Music in the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards and a Parents’ Choice Recommendation.
Featured celebrity artists on the two-CD set include Mos Def, Cheech Marin, Les Nubians, Talib Kweli, Majora Carter, Lester Chambers, the Agape Youth Choir and Lyrics Born. The album also includes rising kid stars Bentley Green (9 million+ YouTube hits), Lil Jaxe, Ta’kaiya Blaney, Amanda Raya, Felecity, Milo McFly, Jaheem, MC Fireworks and Devyn Tyson. Luminaries Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org; Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith, author and leader of the Agape International Spiritual Center; and 12 year old environmental leader Avalon Theisen, star of the The Autism Channel’s new series Nature Tracks with Avalon, are also featured.
Song tracks – which covers a wide range of global social, environmental, health and other issues – include Magical Pajamas (asthma), Into the Dream (plastic pollution), Occupy Pacha Jamma(intergenerational justice), Horses Don’t See Colors (anti-racism), Jungle Work (disaster relief), Frog Talk (amphibian protection), We Are All Connected (oneness), Rock Nation (climate change) and much more.
Pacha’s Pajamas is also a part of Imagination Heals, a new program that brings award-winning inspirational music and stories to hospitalized children across the United States and soon in Canada. As part of the initiative, participating hospitals receive donated Pacha’s Pajamas albums, books, and musical performances for patients. The program recently received its pilot sponsorship through a generous donation from A Forever Recovery and Best Drug Rehabilitation.
A separate CD, Pacha’s Pajamas: The Songs also to be released Nov. 5th, features 12 songs from Vol. 1 & 2 without the storytelling, and will retail for $12.99, download digital for $9.99, individual songs on iTunes for $1.29 each.
Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature products are available at the Pacha’s Pajamas website www.pachaspajamas.com, amazon.com, CDBaby.com and other online retailers. An ebook is planned for future release.
BALANCE is a social enterprise that produces pop culture that supports the healthy development of today’s children. Balance’s flagship is the award-winning musical, Pacha’s Pajamas. BALANCE’s aim is to create brands and programs that help kids understand and navigate their world, so that they may relate and create at their highest potential. For more information, visit www.balanceedutainment.com.
Road trips with kids can be tough. Road trips with toddlers can be a nightmare. My boys are not very good in the car. Anything over an hour and they are ready to get out and run around. This summer we are taking a road trip to Colorado for a week long vacation. I’ve already started shopping around for sticker books, books, and music for the family to enjoy while in the car. When I previewed the songs on, Pachas Pajamas I thought they would be perfect for our adventure. I was right!
I threw the CD in my car and we’ve been listening to it every time we go anywhere. My boys love this CD! The songs are upbeat and catchy. The words are easy enough to pick up so, even my three-year-old has memorized the songs quickly. The CD is a story about Nature, so the song titles include butterflies, coyotes, horses, elephants and more! Even my husband, who is not a huge fan of children’s music, enjoyed listening to the songs on this CD. Score! I’m so excited I found a CD our family can enjoy over and over.
A favorite in our family is, “Hip-Hop-Opotomus.” You can’t help but bop your head up and down when you hear it. I like that the stories that are tied in to music. My boys listen intently to the words and enjoy the stories. The song, “Into the Dream” is relaxing and calm while a fun story is being told..
If you are looking for a CD to reach all ages, you’ll have to check out, Pachas Pajamas. It helps fill time on the road, or is enjoyable to listen to at home and dance around with the family. Your kids will love the stories and songs and you’ll love watching the joy on their faces as you sing along with them.
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