Irving Public Library

Posted on: February 14, 2017

123 Andrés

123 Andres

Get the kids ready to rock out with 123 Andrés, a Grammy-winning children’s performer like none other. At East Branch Library on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2:30 p.m., 123 Andrés will take families on a cross-cultural journey through Latin America using music and dance. They’ll even pick up a little Spanish or English along the way!

123 Andrés, also known as Andrés Salguero, was born in Bogotá, Columbia and grew up in a musical household. His father taught him to play the guitar and by the age of 8, Andres was recording music with a local folkorlic group. However, it wasn’t until he came to the United States to earn a Doctorate in Classical Music studies that he was introduced to the world of children’s music as a career path. He began performing with local artists, then developed his own high-energy show that blended a passion for teaching with his love of music and dance. Today, 123 Andres delivers shows that introduce children to Latin culture and vocabulary through fun, innovative music, and the universal language of dance!

He has been a featured presenter at the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian Museum’s Discovery Theater. In 2015, 123 Andrés contributed to the Kids Place Live concert, which aired internationally over Sirius XM Satellite Radio. In 2016, he picked up a Latin Grammy for Best Children’s Music Album. His growing acclaim is no surprise considering 123 Andrés writes songs that both parents and children can enjoy.  Each track on his albums Uno Dos Tres Andrés (2015) and Arriba Abajo (2016), pair up witty lyrics with catchy and complex rhythms. His music will be on-sale during the event, and 123 Andrés is available to autograph each purchase following his performance.

East Branch Library is located at 440 S. Nursery Road. For more information, call (972) 721-4612.

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