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Forty-three Years of Educational Excellence for English Learners & Biliteracy for All

March 28 - 31, 2018

Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, California 

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123 Andrés

123 Andrés
123 Andrés is one of the most exciting new voices on the family music scene in the US and Latin America – “A rock star for little language learners” according to Billboard Magazine. A native of Bogotá, Colombia, 123 Andrés brings to audiences joyful sounds, passion for bilingualism and a high-energy love of music that gets kids singing and dancing in Spanish and English.
Andrés and Christina have released three albums for children and families – ¡Uno, Dos Tres Andrés! en español y en inglés, Arriba Abajo and La luna. The first was nominated for a Latin GRAMMY in 2015, and the second won the Latin GRAMMY for Best Children’s Music Album in 2016. Arriba Abajo also received the coveted Parent’s Choice Gold Award, and has been featured by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The first two albums offer 22 tracks in both Spanish and English, featuring rhythms from across Latin America and the US. In 2018, they released La luna, with new and traditional Spanish lullabies for quiet times and sleep.
123 Andrés has deep roots in the Latin music world, with over a decade of experience playing Latin Jazz, Salsa, Norteño and Latin folkloric music. He also brings a depth of musical knowledge, holding a doctorate degree in music arts from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, while Christina has a BA in Latin American Studies and Spanish, and a Master in Elementary Urban Education.
In their music, there is always something for children to explore, learn, find, since they create art with a purpose. 123 Andrés’ songs incorporate themes such as immigration and cultural understanding and celebrate the rich Latino heritage in the US.
He found his true calling playing Latino children’s music in 2009. Now he and Christina perform their live 123 Andrés kids’ show more than 300 times each year at venues large and small, from full band performances at the Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center to solo appearances at schools and libraries throughout the US and South America. Their workshops for educators inspire teachers to use music, rhythm and songs to teach important language arts concepts and can be integrated into any subject.

As 123 Andrés, Christina and Andrés use their music to celebrate Latin culture, promote the importance of bilingualism, encourage cultural understanding, and telling stories of the Latino experience in the US.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, March 28

2:45pm PDT


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