Los Angeles – Indie children’s music band Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band received a Latin GRAMMY® award today for Best Latin Children’s Album for their Spanish recording ¡Fantastico!. The award was presented to the ecstatic duo during the pre-telecast held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV.
This is the first time a U.S.-born artist has won the award in this category. “We’re excited to have been honored by the Latin GRAMMY Academy,” said Lucky Diaz and Alisha Gaddis from the green carpet walk in Las Vegas. “We always strive to make great music for kids and families, and we’re happy that the Latino community is embracing our first Spanish language release. We’re already writing new songs for the next one para los niños.”
¡Fantastico!, released in May, is the first Spanish-language album from the nationally touring Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band. Translating their SiriusXM radio hit “Blue Bear” into “Oso Azul” and re-introducing songs like “Que Dices” and “Gato Astronauta,” Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band offers hip, fresh beats for not only Spanish speakers, but to families that yearn to immerse their youngest listeners in dual language right from the start. The band behind ¡Fantastico! aims to get families dancing, regardless of what language you speak. “Que Dices” has enjoyed top rotation on SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s Kids Place Live all year, and School Library Journal gave the album a starred review, saying it is “a must-have for every library collection.”
For a preview listening page, visit: http://luckydiazmusic.
This month, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band also released a new album of songs that create a world of adventurous listening for all ages. Lishy Lou and Lucky Too features an array of musical and theatrical guests. The duo also appeared onSprout TV on October 10th, joining the “Sunny Side Up” show cast for some sing-along language learning fun. They’ll appear at Legoland’s New Year’s Eve party and other venues this winter.