Written By Nature Album
Includes the award-winning double album. Twenty-eight tracks featuring Cheech Marin, Mos Def, Les Nubians, Talib Kweli, Majora Carter, Lyrics Born, Lester Chambers, Rev Michael Bernard Beckwith, Bill McKibben, Agape Youth Choir and 20 young artists.
A multi-award winning album!
BALANCE’s first full release was the Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature Vol. 1 & 2 double album (11/5/13). The double album was one of the most honored CDs of 2013, receiving First Place in Songwriting for the 3rd annual Eco Arts Award, Family Choice Award, Mom’s Choice Gold, Creative Child Magazine’s 2013 Preferred Choice, Academic’s Choice Smart Media Award and the Mr Dad Seal. The Vol. 1 album itself was awarded Parent’s Choice Recommended and the People’s Choice for Best Children’s Album in the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards. The double album received dozens of great reviews from Mommy Bloggers.
The double album features 70 artists spanning four generations including Cheech Marin (The Lion King, Cars), Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Dexter, Cadillac Records), Lester Chambers (The Chamber Brothers, Time Has Come Today), Talib Kweli, Majora Carter (Peabody Award Winner), the Agape Youth Choir featuring Cheech Marin, Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def, Les Nubians, Talib Kweli, Majora Carter, Lyrics Born, Lester Chambers, Rev Michael Bernard Beckwith of Agape International Spiritual Center, 350.org founder Bill McKibben, Grammy-Nominated duo Les Nubians, Agape Youth Choir and 20 young artists.
The album is truly special and unique for the following reasons:
- Contextualized in a magical story about all of nature coming together that encourages children to be creative and imaginative
- Features 70 artists spanning four generations from 8 year Lala to 73 year rock legend Lester Chambers
- Showcases 30 amazing kids, many of whom have amazing stories (e.g., Lil JaXe stutters when he talks but not when he raps, Amanda Raya is blind, Avalon Theisen started an environmental organization to protect frogs at 9 years old)
- Inclusive and culturally relevant featuring artists from the many backgrounds including Indigenous, Asian (Chinese, Japanese and Indian), Latino, African American, and Caucasian.
- Gender BALANCE between male and female
Includes twenty-eight tracks (12 songs and 16 story tracks).
Vol. 1 & 2, Vol. 1, Vol. 2
Physical CD, Digital