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Hola, Amigo! family storytelling with 123 Andrés presented by City of Asylum

Saturday, September 12, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Free TICKETS! 2020-09-12 3:00 PM 2020-09-12 4:00 PM America/New_York Hola, Amigo! family storytelling with 123 Andrés presented by City of Asylum 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212 Alphabet City

123 Andrés are the Latin Grammy-winning duo of Christina and Andrés. You may know them for their bilingual tunes and irresistible Latin beats! They’re stopping by to celebrate the release of their first book, Hola, Amigo! This musical celebration will get your family moving and singing. Get ready to enjoy catchy tunes, in both Spanish and English, and a special read-aloud of Hola, Amigo. 

123 Andrés are a kids’ music duo with catchy songs and a fun-filled show that gets kids and families singing and dancing in Spanish and English composed of Christina and Andrés. Before COVID the pair traveled non-stop– bringing their message to audiences of children and families. Now, they continue reaching families through their interactive online shows, albums and, starting this August, their new Hola, Amigo book.

 

Andrés grew up in Bogotá, Colombia, and learned how to play the guitar from his father as a child. He studied clarinet at the Conservatory and had his first studio experience at age eight. He went on to earn a Doctorate in music and win first prize in the National Composition Contest in Colombia for one of his early songs.

Christina was raised in the US, in a Spanish-speaking family hailing from Colombia, and studied theater and dance as a child. After serving as a classroom teacher in public schools and earning a Masters in Education from Penn, she found her mission teaching through music.

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De origen colombiano, Andrés y Christina son 123 Andrés, que hacen canciones que combinan ritmos alegres, bailes divertidos, con enseñanzas y mensajes positivos. Sus espectáculos son enérgicos y divertidos, y han puesto a bailar niños y familias en lugares como Nueva York, Washington, DC, Los Ángeles, Ciudad de México, Bogotá, San Juan de Puerto Rico, y Ciudad de Panamá, entre otros.

Andrés se inició en la música desde muy niño. Aprendió guitarra con su padre y grabando en el estudio con tan sólo 8 años. Continúo sus estudios musicales hasta obtener un doctorado en música.

Christina creció en EEUU hablando el inglés y el español, y descubrió un interés por el arte desde niña, en ensambles de ballet y danza folclórica y también como actriz. Luego de recibir un grado en Estudios Latinoamericanos y Lengua y Literatura del Español, recibe una maestría en educación y por algunos años enseña en aulas de primaria en los Estados Unidos.

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September 12, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212
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