Sunday, June 9, 2013, 5:00pm
Malvina Reynolds Room - Room #324
Alina Celeste had been bringing families together for music all over the country for nearly ten years. Her set is a joyous blend of sing-alongs, dance-alongs, and family jams. A combination of classic folk songs for kids from the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America, as well as her simple and melodic original tunes make for an infectious good time. She gets everyone involved in the singing and dancing, making each set a unique experience for everyone. Her songs are easy to learn and you will find yourself singing them for days after.
Alina's brand of catchy, relevant, and historically rooted music was born in her classroom. After years of playing around L.A. with her band, The Luvnauts, Alina realized that her folky, up beat sound had trickled into her classroom music, and that the music she was teaching her students had also begun to influence the simple, catchy melodies she played at night. Being greeted with rousing renditions of her own songs by students when walking into school was the clincher. Her first album, If I Were a Little Bird was born. Her up-coming second album will be a bilingual celebration the Caribbean music she heard as a child and the Bluegrass she grew to love as an adult.
Alina Celeste has taught and performed in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles for over ten years. Hailing from Miami, Florida, Alina's Cuban-American upbringing exposed her to a wide range of popular music from the Beatles to Celia Cruz. She believes that music is essential to bringing families together and brings joy and self-expression to kids of every age.