Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner Lisa Monet, popular children’s entertainer, and her fellow musician/engineer/husband Rick St. Charles were awarded another national Parents’ Choice Foundation award for their bilingual album "Tingaleyo". A treasure trove of traditional and original songs in Spanish and English from many countries, the nineteen interactive tracks include the title song, Tingaleyo; La pulga/The flea mart; Jorge/ Georgie; La punta y el tacón/The Point and the Heel, Una luna brilla/One Moon Shines; Día/Day-o; and more crowd-pleasers for all ages. Their daughter Genevieve, an Arcata Arts Institute graduate, is the graphic artist of the cover and inserts to Tingaleyo, and son Matthew, a film director/editor, is technical consultant.
This award-winning team has produced five other albums for children, featuring Monet’s pure vocals, lush harmonies, rhythmic guitars and dancing percussion: the Parents' Choice Gold Award winner and best-seller Circle Time, songs and rhymes for the very young; Jump Down, more songs and rhymes; My Best Friend, with the Redwood Coast Children’s Chorus; Christmas Pie, with renowned children's choral director Kathe Lyth; and Chiqui Chiqui Cha, songs and rhymes in Spanish.
Hailed by Billboard Magazine as one of the “Five Leading Ladies of Children’s Music” Lisa Monet inspires both children and adults with traditional and original songs brimming with enthusiasm for life and friendship. Her style reflects an extensive performance career: classical, folk, rock, and Latin ensembles, from university halls in Spain to the Troubador in Los Angeles, and shared billing with Norton Buffalo, Ella Jenkins, James Cotton and many others. A native Californian and multi-credentialed teacher, she has lived, studied and performed in Argentina, Spain, and Mexico.
A best-selling artist with Music for Little People for twenty years, Monet along with St. Charles is now with the independent label Circle Sound Productions and re-issuing earlier albums. CDs are available online at CD Baby and her website: www.lisamonetmusic.com.
Large venue performances include:
CA Teachers' Association Conference, Anaheim 3/14/09
Mateel Summer Arts Festival - May 31 & June 1
Sierra Nevada World Music Festival - June 22
Humboldt Folklife Festival - July 26
Willow Creek World Music Festival - August 9
The other “Leading Ladies”: Ella Jenkins, Cedella Marley Booker, Susan Hammond, and Joanie Bartels.