37 minutes | Feb 9, 2021

Ear Snacks Family Music Mixtape

This year's Grammy-nominated Best Children's Albums are all from artists who are white, but young ears can and should hear a rainbow of identities represented in the music that is made specifically for them. Black and brown children deserve access to music that welcomes, reflects, and celebrates them. In this special episode of Ear Snacks, we're thrilled to share songs by 10 excellent artists making exciting family music today. Three of these artists -- SaulPaul, Pierce Freelon, and Shawana Kemp -- introduce themselves and share the work of Family Music Forward, a grassroots organization dedicated to equity and racial justice in children's music founded by Devin Walker, Lolita Walker, Aaron Nigel Smith, SaulPaul, Pierce Freelon, Tommy Shepherd, Ann Torralba, Christina Sanabria, Andrés Salguero, Kaitlin McGaw, Karen Kalafatas, Amelia Robinson, and Alastair Moock. So turn it up for these great family tunes by some amazing artists : Brilliant New Idea by Elena Moon Park Be Outside by Jazzy Ash Dad You're Not a Teacher by The Pop Ups Rainbow by SaulPaul feat. Lucy Kalantari My Body by Pierce Freelon feat. Rissi Palmer Glad You're Here by Justin Roberts RBG by Joanie Leeds These Shoes by Shine and the Moonbeams If you enjoyed these songs, we hope you’ll find more music from these artists, follow their work, and share what you love. And if one of these tunes becomes part of your family vocabulary, let them know!
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