Mundo Niños, Children's World, is music for young children and children at heart that teaches singing and counting rhythm in English and Spanish through world music. Percussionists and composers Roberto Rodriguez and Susie Ibarra blend influences of Latin, Asian, American and African music in their songs for children. Susie Ibarra and Roberto Rodriguez' Mundo Niños has been received with overwhelming enthusiasm in various schools in the U.S.
Roberto Juan Rodriguez began playing music at the age of 3 and has since performed with numerous acclaimed artists such as Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Orchestra, Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine, Julio Iglesias, Celia Cruz, Paquito D'Rivera, Joe Jackson, Dr. L Subramaniam, Kavita Krishnamurti, Dian Schurr, Phoebe Snow, and Kim Karnes among others. He currently composes for and leads his own ensemble, Septeto Roberto Rodriguez, an exciting blend of Latin, Middle Eastern, Jewish, and Afro-Cuban music. Some of his music can be heard on his recordings including El Danzon de Moises and Baila! Gitano Baila! (Tzadik Records). A Grammy and American Music Award recipient, Rodriguez has taught mentally challenged and disabled children in Miami, lower income children in the neighborhood programs of Brooklyn, written music for Sesame Street, and conducted workshops at Universities and Festivals.
Susie Ibarra began playing music at the age of 4 and has since performed solo concerts at Carnegie Hall, numerous jazz festivals in Europe, as well as in the US. Ibarra currently leads her own ensembles of trio, quartet, and Electric Kulintang, and she composes music for percussion, new opera/ musical theatre, chamber ensembles and jazz ensembles. She has also performed with many groundbreaking artists such as: John Zorn, Dave Douglas, Trisha Brown, Yusef Komunyakaa, Tania Leon, Mark Dresser, William Parker, Butch Morris, and Pauline Oliveros, among others. Susie Ibarra has taught music for 6 year-old children at grade schools and she has lectured and conducted workshops at numerous universities and conservatories including Juilliard, Mannes College of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and The New School. She is currently a guest composer teacher with American Composers Orchestra in NYC public highschools.
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