About 123 Andrés
Andrés and Christina are the Latin Grammy-winning music duo 123 Andrés, and their award-winning music and lively concerts get the whole family dancing and learning, in Spanish and English. 123 Andrés tours nationally with concerts for kids of all ages and their families.
123 Andrés offers School Assemblies and Family Concerts for students and families at schools, libraries, theaters, festivals, corporate and community events, and more. Bring 123 Andrés to your community
“A rockstar for little language learners” –
Andrés grew up in Bogotá, Colombia, and learned how to play the guitar from his father at an early age. He had his first studio experience at age 8, and from there he went on to earn a Doctorate in music and won the National Composition Contest in Colombia for one of his early songs.
Christina grew up in the Midwest in a Spanish-speaking immigrant family from Colombia. Her love for the stage started when her mom signed her up for theater and dance as a child. After college she worked in the classroom as a public school teacher, and received a Masters in Education. When she joined 123 Andrés, she found her calling teaching through music.
Music and Albums
Their most recent album, Canta las letras, helps children learn about letters in Spanish, and the sounds they make, with an upbeat songs that span genres from salsa to huayno. It has received the Parents Choice Award and it has been nominated for a Latin Grammy in the #42″Mejor Álbum de Música Latina Para Niños” category. La luna is a collection of lullabies in Spanish, and was acclaimed by Billboard: “good-night music to put in steady rotation.”
Before that, their dual-language album Arriba Abajo won the Latin Grammy for Best Children’s Album in 2016, the Parent’s Choice Gold Award, and was named a Notable Children’s Recording by the American Library Association. Their Latin-Grammy nominated debut album, ¡Uno, Dos, Tres Andrés en español y en inglés!, was hailed by the Boston Globe: “…Joyous new album… hopscotches around the Spanish-speaking world, seamlessly switching from bachata and bolero to mariachi and vallenato.”
Recent performances include:
- Lollapalooza, Chicago
- Kennedy Center, Washington DC
- Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville
- Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan
- International Book Festival, Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá
- Auditorio Old Mutual, Bogotá, Colombia