Corazón Alegre - Happy Heart

Tricia Sebastian

Rich mezzo soprano voice infused with the styles and rhythms of Texas, Mexico, Latin America, and Spain. Featuring a fantastic group of talented and diverse Chicago musicians, this bilingual album has family appeal and sure to give everyone a Happy Heart.

Corazon Alegre/Happy Heart is an ideal CD for parents who want to introduce their children to English and Spanish music. Tricia’s tunes will have you dancing, singing, and playing to a fusion of international rhythms.

Tricia Sebastian originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, performs and records bilingual children’s music in the Chicagoland area. Several songs from her first album, Canta Conmigo, have been featured in many children’s compilations CDs and the song “El Chocolate” was rerecorded in New York City for a national television commercial for Quaker’s Chocolate Oat Crunch Life Cereal. It was also aired on ABC’s hit sitcom Ugly Betty. The Chicago Tribune says, “Sebastian's playful, robust soprano could spark a Tex-Mex campfire.”

As an educator, Tricia directs the Coro de Las Americas children’s choir and the Latin Songs ensemble for the Old Town School of Folk Music where she has also taught bilingual Wiggleworms for many years. Since 2000, Tricia has enjoyed working in the Chicago public schools as a teaching artist for Ravinia Festivals Music Discovery outreach program.

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Tricia Sebastian y Grupo Botanica

Tricia Sebastian

A combination of Latin American folkloric music as it merges various cultural influences by constantly experimenting and combining rhythms and styles to create our own Botanica fusion.

Grupo Botánica strives to introduce people to a variety of Latin American folkloric music as it merges various cultural influences by constantly experimenting and combining rhythms and styles from Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and Puerto Rico.

We take our name from the Botánica stores that originate in El Barrio of New York and that specialize in magical practices and religious items. Grupo Botánica is comprised of 6 members who sing and play a variety of instruments including, guitar, upright bass, congas, flute, sax, and hand percussion. We are all teachers and profession musicians playing in and out of Chicago, IL.

Tricia Sebastian is also known for her bilingual children's music and has two albums called Canta Conmigo - Sing with Me and Corazon Alegre- Happy Heart. She has also recorded on the albums Songs for Wiggleworms and Wiggleworms Loves You along with several other projects she has done along her career. Her song Chocolate received national attention on Quakers Life Cereal commercial and an ABC hit sitcom Ugly Betty. Her song the Fisherman received honorable recognition from the Billboard Awards for Best Americana Song and the album Corazon Alegre was in the Top 10 of 2009 in the country for kids music.

Tricia started her career in the church and over time singing love songs in Spanish and entertaining the crowds with ranchers, boleros, and huapangos in her native town of Corpus Christi, TX. She joined a band and toured extensively learning many string instruments and new songs of Mexico and Spain. After college, Tricia moved to Chicago and started working at the Old Town School of Folk Music and Ravinia Festival teaching classes, performing, and creating music. She lives with her husband and two daughters now while still making music and enjoying teaching her children the same.

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Canta Conmigo

Tricia Sebastian

Canta Conmigo is a biligual album that has family appeal and features children's folk music as well as many traditional Mexican songs.

Tricia Sebastian

Tricia Sebastian, of Chicago, is a children’s performer who sings traditional and original songs with a fusion of Latin American influences. Tricia’s recent discography includes her own album Canta Conmigo- Sing With Me; Old Town School of Folk Music’s award winning albums, Songs for Wiggleworms and Wiggleworms Loves You; and Chicago Parents Magazine’s compilation Cd, Singin In The City, featuring Chicago’s best children’s recording artists. North Shore Magazine believes that “she’s climbing her way to kiddie superstardom” and Fred Koch of Chicago Parents Magazine states that “it is obvious that Sebastian spends a great deal of time with children--her songs are child-centered and full of fun.”

As an educator, Tricia directs the very popular Coro de Las Americas children’s choir for Old Town School of Folk Music where she has been teaching bilingual Wiggleworms for the past 10 years. She also works in music integration for Ravinia Festival’s outreach program at Cleveland Elementary where she teaches music to children K-3rd grade. Tricia continues to perform numerous children’s shows each year in and around Chicago.

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10 Lullabies / 10 Nanas

Tricia Sebastian

A sweet collection of babies favorite lullabies sung with the love and warmth of a new mom. Accompanied by the classical guitar or sung a cappella. Perfect for family sing-a-longs, snuggle time, long drives, nap time, and special moments.

This CD was originally created for my youngest daughter while she was in the ISCU after being born eleven weeks premature. During her seven week stay in the hospital I learned a lot, and went to several hospital classes. One class was called the Lullaby Workshop. Two nurses and a music therapist taught an eager group of preemie parents all about how music stimulated our babies and helped them thrive. Also, how to understand that instruments, while nice for us, often over stimulate them and can cause anxiety therefore leading a baby to cry. It was a great class, but it was missing a CD. So, I had a mission to record some well known songs for our class and my baby to listen to while I wasn't there singing to her. I loved to see her reactions in the short time it took for her to start to recognize her favorite songs. It made a difference for us! I hope you enjoy this CD and learn the lyrics so you can sing to your babies too! There is nothing more special than that!
Many Blessings!

Tricia Sebastian

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