A host of Broadway favorites have teamed up with Ghostlight Records to release Singing You Home, a new bilingual children's album. Released on streaming and digital download outlets October 26, proceeds from the album go directly to non-profit organizations RAICES and ASTEP, which work to reunite and support families separated at the border.
The album features performances from Tony winners Lin-Manuel Miranda, Idina Menzel, Audra McDonald, Jason Robert Brown, Kristin Chenoweth, Cynthia Erivo, and Laura Benanti, along with Mandy Gonzalez, Josh Groban, Isabella Preston, Ingrid Michaelson, and Ana Villafañe. Backup vocals are provided by Broadway Baby Mamas. All artists, musicians, technicians, and recording studios have donated their services to the project.
"Watching children be ripped from their families is obviously very upsetting, and I felt completely helpless," says Benanti, who originally conceived of the project, in press notes. "“Then I realized that I have a lot of really talented, wonderful friends, and together, we’ve put together this beautiful album. We hope the music we have created can bring love and empathy into the hearts of everyone who hears it, and that the money raised will aid in reuniting children with their loved ones.”
Take a look at the Singing You Home track listing:
1. Arrorró Mi Niño – Laura Benanti & Isabella Preston
2. Singing You Home – Audra McDonald & Jason Robert Brown (a new song written by Jason Robert Brown for the album)
3. Cielito Lindo – Lin-Manuel Miranda & Mandy Gonzalez
4. Lullaby – Josh Groban & Idina Menzel (written by Josh Groban, Dave Matthews & Jochem Van Der Saag)
5. Beautiful Dreamer – Kristin Chenoweth (written by Stephen Foster)
6. Si Pudiera Leer Tus Sueños – Cynthia Erivo (written by Luis Pescetti & Maria Pien)
7. Twinkle Twinkle – Ingrid Michaelson & Ana Villafañe
The album is produced by Benanti, Mary-Mitchell Campbell, and Lynn Pinto. Musicians featured include Matt Beck, Summer Boggess, Ben Butler, Carmel Dean, Jamie Eblen, Adda Kridler, Whitney LaGrange, Randall Landau, Gary Sieger, Justin Smith, Adele Stein, Mary Jo Stilp, and Meg Zervoulis. Arrangements are by Brown, Campbell, Matt Castle, Nick Connors, Carmel Dean, Frank Galagno, and Cam Moncur.
The Broadway Baby Mamas are made up of Lynne Abeles, Jill Abramovitz, Candi Boyd, Rachel Bress, Alison Cimmet, Jenn Gambatese, Leah Horowitz, Autumn Hurlbert, Joanne Javien, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Jamie Karen, Jessica McRoberts, Gina Milo, Doreen Montalvo, Kate O’Phalen, Jessica Phillips, Allison Posner, Jessica Rush, Jessica Tyler Wright, Kate O’Phalen, Jennifer Swiderski, and Kathy Voytko.
To order Singing You Home, visit http://smarturl.it/singingyouhome.