Songbird Sessions: Sonia de los Santos
In this musical celebration of Latin America, messages of joyful community music-making and cultural bridge-building will inspire & excite children and grown-ups of all backgrounds.
A community engagement demonstration and Q&A will follow the performance.
Sponsored in part by a grant from Delaware County Tourism and Development and by funding from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
This event is part of our FREE Songbird Sessions series of outdoor events for families, geared towards ages 10 and under. (Donations welcome either via this ticketing portal or in-person.)
Tent seating is limited; pre-registration is recommended; day-of walk-ups should plan to bring lawn seating and arrive a little early to check-in. (If you decide to cancel your reservation, *please* let us know as soon as possible.)
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Sonia De Los Santos was born with a smile on her face (that's what her mom says) in Monterrey, Mexico, and in 2007 started touring the world, singing in English and Spanish, playing guitar and jarana and lighting up the stage with Grammy Award winning group Dan Zanes And Friends.
In 2015 she released her first solo family music album titled Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island (Parents' Choice Foundation Gold Award Winner) a collection of songs that reflect her experiences growing up in Mexico, moving to another country, learning about other cultures, and in the process, feeling closer to her own heritage.
Sonia was nominated in 2019 for a Latin Grammy® with her second family music album titled ¡Alegría! and has been hailed by Billboard as “one of the Latin Children’s music artists you should know” and "Best Latin Children's Music".
She has been featured on NBC’s Visiones, Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live and WXPN’s Kids Corner among others. She has also made numerous appearances as a singer and guitarist on TV shows like ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS’s The Early Show, and Sprout’s The Sunny Side up Show and has performed with her band in renowned venues and festivals such as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, The Getty Museum, Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and many more.
2021 West Kortright Centre arts and community programs are funded in part by our members, by contributors to the 2021 Program Fund Drive, by the Bert Santora Trust and by grants from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and from the A. Lindsay & Olive B. O'Connor Foundation and the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation.
This engagement of Sonia De Los Santos is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.