Welcome, Dan Zanes

danzanes.JPGAs a former musician with a low tolerance for singsong-y kids music, I’m grateful for artists such as Dan Zanes, who create cool music that the whole family truly can enjoy. Upbeat, impossible not to groove to, and wonderfully culturally minded, Dan Zanes & Friends will play the Somerville Theatre next weekend (April 18 & 19; click here for tickets). I imagine Zanes will sample from his new gospel inspired album The Welcome Table, but I hope he’ll also introduce families to some of the amazing music from his ¡Nueva York! album. Declared by Laurel as music that “just sounds so happy and pretty!” there’s so much – both in musical and cultural texture - to appreciate, even if you’re like me and can’t comprehend a lick of Spanish.

Want to win 4 tickets to see Dan Zanes & Friends, or be 1 of 5 winners to receive a copy of ¡Nueva York!? Here’s how:

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Congrats to ticket winner Laura and CD winners Emily, Megin, Maydad, Audrey,and Elizabeth!
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To win 4 tickets to see Dan Zanes & Friends:

Simply email contests@bostonmamas.com (with “Zanes CONCERT” in the subject) by noon Friday, April 10. These tickets are good for the Sunday, April 19, 2pm show.

Ticket entrants also are welcome to enter the CD giveaway below.

To be 1 of 5 winners to receive a copy of ¡Nueva York!:

  • Visit the Dan Zanes music shop, then email contests@bostonmamas.com (with ‘Zanes CD’ in the subject), and name another album that Dan Zanes has released.

  • One entry permitted per person; US entrants welcome.

  • Entry period closes at noon EST, Friday, April 10, 2009.