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November 2020: A Piaceri Entertainment Releasing
A Classic Christmas Album

A Classic Christmas featuring Michael Barry and Friends, remixed and remastered, to be released on November 6, 2020.

12 tracks of Christmas favorites in classical arrangements for guitar, recorder, cello, violin and flute.  Also a bonus track, Nat King Cole’s Christmas Song, performed by the Nat King Cole Generation Hope Summer Strings.

 

10% of proceeds to be donated to Nat King Cole Generation Hope to support its mission to provide music education to children with the greatest need and fewest resources. 

"Our family loves Christmas music during the holidays and "A Classic Christmas" is the perfect addition to our collection."

- creativechild.com

WATCH: LEA SALONGA DEBUTS NEW SONG 'DREAM AGAIN' FOR COVID-19 FUNDRAIsING 

Lea Salonga released a new song called “Dream Again” to help raise funds for COVID-19 relief efforts across the globe.

The Tony Award-winning singer-actress debuted the upbeat track and its music video exclusively on Hollywood Life last Friday, Aug. 21.

She explained that the tune was inspired by what people wish to do when the pandemic and the quarantine measures are gone.

“There was this idea that once all the physical distancing was done, that we may be able to focus on getting things back to normal and aspire and dream for those things to happen in our lives again after being holed up for so long,” Salonga was quoted as saying.

 

“The significance of ‘Dream Again’ would be that, while we’re stuck in quarantine or lockdown or whatever it may be, we still can actually aspire and look forward to and plan in the hopes that once all of this is done, we’ll be ready for you to make all those dreams come true,” she added.

- Inquirer.net

Queens Public Library Presents Virtual Event - Chinese Music Appreciation: Flute

Through demonstration of a variety of bamboo flutes by Yimin Miao from the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society, this workshop covered music history and enhanced the understanding of the background of a famous repertoire. This event occurred on August 29th, 2020.

For upcoming events, visit the Queens Public Library Facebook Page or the Library website below.

The Charming and Multicolored World of Marta Gómez

Colombian singer-songwriter, composer and guitarist Marta Gómez is one of the finest singer-songwriters in the current Latin American music scene. Gifted with a beautiful, nuanced and seductive voice, and a superb talent for songwriting, her songs are lovely and charming. Marta graduated Magna Cum Laude from the renowned Berklee College of Music...

Another fascinating side of Marta Gómez is her series of albums with traditional songs for children in Spanish. She released two albums in the “Coloreando” (Coloring) series: “Coloreando: Traditional Songs for Children in Spanish” (GLP Music, 2013) and “Coloreando Dos: Traditional Songs for Children in Spanish” (GLP Music, 2018). Marta collected some of the most cherished children’s songs from Latin America and Spain and gave them a special touch. This is masterfully-crafted, high quality world music for children, introducing young ones to fun songs and rhythms from South America.

The first “Coloreando” album received the 2014 Latin Grammy Award for Best Children’s Music.

Both “Coloreando” albums are available in a special 2 CD set with stunning colorful artwork called “Coloreando & Coloreando Dos” (GLP Music, 2018).

- World Music Central