Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Award winning “Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature” -- Now Available on CD and Digital Download -- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this new CD release from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.

Pacha Pajama

Award-Winning Children’s Pop Musical
 “Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature”
Inspires Children To Change The World Through Storytelling, Song, and Dance

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2-CD Set and Digital Download Available Now!

Features Mos Def, Cheech Marin and 12-Year-Old Rap Star

Bentley Green!

“From start to finish Pacha’s Pajamas
 is an amazing collection of stories and music.”

"Children today face obstacles and challenges unlike any past generations have seen before – and often more difficult.  The pressure on them to make the world a better place is high, so providing them with positive role models to emanate, constructive lessons to learn from and valuable tools to utilize is more important than ever. But so is having fun and valuing the joy of music and the power of the imagination.  Luckily, Pacha’s Pajamas is here!

The two-CD set Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written by Nature Vol. 1 & 2, available starting November 5, 2013 for a suggested retail price of $19.99, digital download $15.99, and individual songs on iTunes for $1.29, is inspired by the book by Aaron Ableman and produced by a company called BALANCE.  It follows the adventures of Pacha, a little girl whose magical pajamas whisk her away every night to imaginary worlds where she discovers the power to make a difference in the world and within herself.

One night while sleeping Pacha dreams that the animals and plants on her new pajamas come alive.  Disguised as a small gorilla, she comes upon an unlikely group of creatures feeling sad about the world. Nature unites to tell its captivating story at a global festival where species have come together to bring balance to the planet.  Fun-filled acts include an insect band called The Beetles, a black-eyed pea rapping for a better world and a beaver named Just-in-Time. At the end of the show, Pacha shares an important message for all nature and humanity.

Filled with pop references and lots of humor (“electric eels went on strike”), storytelling, songs and dance, Pacha’s Pajamas features 28 tracks by 70 artists spanning four generations, and inspires children of all ages to better understand themselves, recognize their natural talents and make a positive impact in the world.

Pacha’s Pajamas utilizes the core languages of popular culture – storytelling, music and dance – to support the healthy development of today’s kids,” says Ableman.  “The story and songs are not only magical and fun, but also address important topics like staying healthy, ecological sustainability and the power of imagination and dreams.”

Pacha’s Pajamas Vol. 1 had a limited release last year for award consideration only and won the People’s Choice for Best Children’s Music in the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards and a Parents’ Choice Recommendation.

Featured celebrity artists on the two-CD set include Mos Def, Cheech Marin, Les Nubians, Talib Kweli, Majora Carter, Lester Chambers, the Agape Youth Choir and Lyrics Born. The album also includes rising kid stars Bentley Green (9 million+ YouTube hits), Lil Jaxe, Ta’kaiya Blaney, Amanda Raya, Felecity, Milo McFly, Jaheem, MC Fireworks and Devyn Tyson. Luminaries Bill McKibben, founder of; Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith, author and leader of the Agape International Spiritual Center; and 12 year old environmental leader Avalon Theisen, star of the The Autism Channel's new series Nature Tracks with Avalon, are also featured.

 Song tracks – which covers a wide range of global social, environmental, health and other issues – include Magical Pajamas (asthma), Into the Dream (plastic pollution), Occupy Pacha Jamma (intergenerational justice), Horses Don’t See Colors (anti-racism), Jungle Work (disaster relief), Frog Talk (amphibian protection), We Are All Connected (oneness), Rock Nation (climate change) and much more.

            Pacha's Pajamas is also a part of Imagination Heals, a new program that brings award-winning inspirational music and stories to hospitalized children across the United States and soon in Canada. As part of the initiative, participating hospitals receive donated Pacha’s Pajamas albums, books, and musical performances for patients. The program recently received its pilot sponsorship through a generous donation from A Forever Recovery and Best Drug Rehabilitation.
A separate CD, Pacha’s Pajamas: The Songs also released Nov. 5th, and features 12 songs from Vol. 1 & 2 without the storytelling, and retails for $12.99, download digital for $9.99, individual songs on iTunes for $1.29 each. "


My Thoughts:

I am so glad that my husband talked me into signing our girls up for a weekend family music class.  While I would prefer not to rush around in the early, as this class is at 9AM, and the girls crawl out of bed around 8:30AM, after being up a few times in the night, once we return from the class each Saturday, we are all ready to start our days, and get more accomplished by being up and out earlier in the AM.  One of the benefits I have found beyond spending quality time together is that the girls are being introduced to a variety of music genres, instruments, etc.  Through song, they are building their vocabulary and learning to recognize rhyming verses.  When the girls are home during the week, we enjoy singing songs we learned the previous week, so that we are ready to sing them again the following week.  You should see the girls' eyes light up when they hear the music come on for a song they have been practicing and singing at home.  And, along wit the teacher and I, they join in and sing the entire song, word for word, before finishing with a big grin.

The reaction I see at the end of a singing a song in music class is the same one I have been seeing after listening to the new Pacha's Pajamas 2 CD set.  We have been taking this 2-CD set in the car, as well as listening, singing and dancing along to at home.  All of the songs on the CDs are catchy and have a variety of talented musicians lending their voice and musical talents to.  I love the messages of each of the songs, as well as the overall message of us being one and the same.  If you love family-friendly music, then you will want to check out the new 2-CD set, Pacha's Pajamas: A Story Written by Nature, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.  Once you start listening to the first few tracks, you will be hooked.  It is that good!

---Be in the "We Are All Connected" Music Video---

Ever wanted to be in a music video?  Well, now is your chance.  The all-new single "We Are Connected" from the award-winning Pacha's Pajamas double CD set, launched a new YouTube video whereby kids of all ages can participate and sing parts of the song to be integrated into one music video.  

Want to be a part of the We Are All Connected Video Project?  Watch this video to learn how --

---BUY NOW---

Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written By Nature products are available at the Pacha’s Pajamas website,, and other online retailers. An ebook is planned for future release. 


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BALANCE is a social enterprise that produces pop culture that supports the healthy development of today’s children. Balance’s flagship is the award-winning musical, Pacha’s Pajamas. BALANCE’s aim is to create brands and programs that help kids understand and navigate their world, so that they may relate and create at their highest potential.  For more information, visit

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Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this new CD release from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.

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