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Sing, play, grow… dance and laugh too! Philip Alexander performs zany original songs & stories plus well-loved tunes from the wide world over on guitar, harmonica, ukulele, dulcimer, xylophone, djembe drum and boomwhackers. Concerts, classes and school enrichment programs for children ages 1-10 and their favorite grown-ups.
GoCreative Programs is Alina Celeste and Mi Amigo Hamlet! Both Parents' Choice Silver Award Winners for their bilingual music for kids and families. Hamlet has provided bilingual arts and music programs in the Chicagoland area since 2001, and Alina has taught early childhood music and arts classes and toured internationally since 2009. Her YouTube Channel, Alina Celeste Music, has over One Hundred Thousand subscribers. Together they teach workshops for educators and other professionals on incorporating music in the early childhood classroom, using music and art as a vehicle to teach Spanish, and Bilingual integration for story times and art activities. They are huge fans of CMN!
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CMN stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement across the world. We remain committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in our organization and the world at large. We recognize the positive power of music to shape children’s sense of fairness and justice, to teach the enormous importance of often-marginalized cultures to our music traditions, and to amplify the voices of BIPOC artists. (Black, Indigenous and People Of Color.) We acknowledge that we are not always successful in our efforts, but pledge to continue our advocacy and support our members in theirs.