Popular, international children’s music artist and local hero Mister G hosts a one-of-a-kind Halloween costume party. The event will double as a CD release concert for his new, bilingual album, Chocolalala, which blends Latin rhythms, traditional instruments, and uniquely catchy songwriting.
Winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, Chocolalala is currently on the Grammy ballot for the Best Children’s Album of 2012. Inspired by Mister G’s concert tours throughout Latin America, the album spans a wide range of musical styles from bossa nova to ska, funk to folk, rap to pop. Chocolalala features captivating Latin rhythms and melodies, world-class musicians and the voices of Pioneer Valley bilingual families. In addition to writing and singing the songs, Mister G played acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, tres and percussion.
After 20 years as a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter playing for grown-ups, Ben Gundersheimer (aka Mister G) began performing for children in 2009. A graduate of Amherst College and the M.Ed program at Smith College, Ben was dubbed “Mister G” by his former elementary school students. The first CD release concert for Chocolalala was held at the National Zoo in Washington, DC to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month.
Mister G will also perform songs from his 2011 award-winning CD BUGS, called “irresistible” by People Magazine and chosen as one of the best children’s albums of the year by Parents’ Magazine.
Eat Pizza for Breakfast, wear your funkiest, scariest costume and come ready rock. ¡Bailamos