Pacha’s Pajamas nominated for Best Children’s Music Album

Children’s Pop Musical Pacha’s Pajamas of Oakland,CA joins more than 300 exceptional self-released and independent label artists, as well as former major label acts named today by Music Resource Group (MRG) as Nominees in The 12th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent bands and fans. Pacha’s Pajamas is nominated among an eclectic mix of established artists and artists on the rise including Ben Kweller, Band Of …

Pacha Jamma – The Pacha’s Pajamas Album Release Party

What: Release Party & Album/Book Signing. Details include a LIVE “Pacha Jamma” festival to bring to life the Nature Festival in the Pacha’s Pajamas book. Performances by featured artists, celebrity and kid star appearances, and award-winning dance troupe. Kids encouraged to come in a costume inspired by nature, with free face painting and a social photo booth available. When: Saturday, September …

Spotlight on Surfer Grrrls Brazil

Last week, we spoke with Mira Manickam. Mira believes that there are many ways to connect to nature, and that environmentalists should encourage all types of connections. The world is full of these connections: an amateur fisherperson on the pier with a beer at the end of the hard working day, a church group barbecuing under a grove of London …

Spotlight on Homeless In Homeland

Last week, we had the pleasure of speaking with today’s Spotlight edutainer, Saria Idana, creator of Homeless In Homeland.  Saria is a theater, literary and music artist, committed to freedom of expression as a means to develop action connection and intimacy. Her work focuses on personal and global struggle in conjunction with human resiliency. She has worked with theater and dance companies in …

National EP Launch and Positive Local Story: Pacha’s Pajamas at San Francisco Green Festival 10th Anniversary Celebration

A special Pacha’s Pajamas reading takes place at the San Fransisco Green Festival 10th Anniversary celebration this Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm. As local Oakland-based group BALANCE launches thier promotional music EP nationally with soon-to-be-announced celebrity musical artists and talented youth, co-founders Aaron Ableman and Dave Room connect positive messages through storytime in the San Francisco Green Festival Green Kids’ Zone. In a recent CNN …

BALANCE Performs on Main Stage at Los Angeles Green Festival

The live storytelling and musical youth workshop and performance led by Pacha’s Pajamas creators BALANCE and an up-and-coming local youth star takes place on the Main Stage on Sunday, October 30 at 3:45 pm after “Celebrities for Social Change in Action” with Ed Begley Jr., Rachelle Carson and Esai Morales, and before Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr. of the Hip Hop …

Hip Hop Musical with an Environmental Twist to Take the Stage at Bioneers Conference

Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written by Nature To Be Performed At Popular Environmental Event Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written by Nature, a hip-hop musical story about a little girl named Pacha who saves the environment with the help of the world’s plants and animals, will take to the stage this Sunday, October 16, in a groundbreaking Rights of Nature Youth …

Things That Worry Kids About The Environment

On September 17, 2011, BALANCE held live auditions for young singers, dancers and rappers to perform on the upcoming Pacha’s Pajamas soundtrack, and wow did we see some amazing talent! To watch the videos yourself, visit the audition playlist on our YouTube channel. While the audience oohed and ahhed over the courageous and creative performances of kids on our main …

Bay Area Talent Shows Up At The Pacha’s Pajamas Auditions

This past Saturday was an exciting day for BALANCE as we held our first live auditions for Pacha’s Pajamas. Winners will sing and rap on the first Pacha’s Pajamas soundtrack and dance in our first music video! Kids from all of the Bay Area lined up to show their talents at Destiny Arts Center in Oakland.  The excitement was palpable …