NEWS & UPCOMING SHOWS
Saturday, July 27 – 12 pm @ Lincoln Center, NYC
Rabbit Days and Dumplings kicks off Family Day at Lincoln Center Out of Doors! Come join the full band (EMP, Akiko Hiroshima, Domenica Fossati, James Moore, John Foti, Yoshi Waki, Colin Brooks) + some very special guests. And stay for a fantastic lineup after us, including Face the Music, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Kronos Quartet, Craig Woodson, Dan Zanes and Friends, and Ozomatli! You can also make some music with Rabbit Days friends Found Sound Nation throughout the day.
More info at LCoutofdoors.org!
Saturday, April 20 – 3 pm @ 150 W 83rd St, NYC
BilingualFest: A celebration of Chinese- and Spanish- language songs! This show is a collaboration between Bilingual Buds and A Little Mandarin, also featuring myself, Sonia De Los Santos, Bernardo Palombo and El Taller, and the Mencius Society, a Chinese music group that participated in Rabbit Days! Proceeds from this event will go to APEX-NY and The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families.
Tickets and Info at BilingualFest.com!
RABBIT DAYS AND DUMPLINGS is HERE!
Rabbit Days and Dumplings, featuring folk and children’s songs from East Asia, has been released by Festival Five Records. I am thrilled to share this album with the world, and I hope you will enjoy it. The album is receiving nice feedback, including a Parent’s Choice award and a feature on NPR’s All Things Considered. Please check out these reviews & interviews:
“Elena Moon Park has found a way to incorporate Asian elements with American elements in grandly metaphoric sort of way that says something powerful and positive about the potential of cross-cultural exchange, and on that note, about the immigrant experience. But also? It’s just fun to listen to, and that’s enough in and of itself.” – About.com
“Hands down, it is the best all-ages album I’ve ever come across.” – New York Family Magazine
“Rabbit Days and Dumplings is a timeless classic and one that fully supports Park’s strong belief that music has the ability to transcend borders, ages, languages, and backgrounds.” – Kids Can Groove
“Elena Moon Park has put together a joyful and eclectic collection of traditional folk and children’s songs, reinterpreted and reinvented in a way that preserves their beauty, but also makes them incredibly appealing to a wide family audience… this CD proves that great music touches us all, no matter what our background or mother tongue.” – Cool Mom Picks
“Rabbit Days and Dumplings is not only a great introduction to the music of East Asia, it is great music, period. Interesting instrumentation, unusual but compelling rhythms and playful lyrics make this album shine, from start to finish.” – Apartment Therapy
“I love how these traditional East Asian songs have been modernized and made so upbeat and fun.” Asian Mommy
“Wow! Elena Moon Park embraces both her family tree and musical roots in her latest CD ‘Rabbit Days And Dumplings’. Well done!”- Robert Drake, Producer Kids Corner, WXPN-FM, Philadelphia