Award-Winning Children’s Pop Musical “Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature Vol. 1 & 2″ CD Set and Digital Download Available Nov. 5th–Features Mos Def, Cheech Marin and Youth Rap Star Bentley Green!
For Immediate Release
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 22, 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, available November 5, 2013 for a suggested retail price of $19.99 (digital download $15.99) 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.”
Featured celebrity artists on Pacha’s Pajamas 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, Avalon Theisen, Amanda Raya, Felecity, Milo McFly, Jaheem, MC Fireworks and Devyn Tyson.
Song tracks on the two-volume collection – 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), “We Are All Connected” (oneness) and much more. Some of these songs were compiled on a shorter Pacha’s Pajamas Volume 1 released last year, which won the People’s Choice for Best Children’s Music in the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards and a Parents’ Choice Recommendation.
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 the 2-CD set without the storytelling, and will retail for $12.99 (download $9.99).
Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature is available at 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.
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Title: Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature Volume 1 & 2
Format: 2-disc CD set
Category: Children, Ages 5 – 10
R/T: Approximately 88 minutes
SRP: $19.99, includes PPR
Digital Download: $15.99, includes PPR
Press Information: Andrea Blain Public Relations
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Skokie, IL 60076