Christina and Andrés standing in front of a building with the words 123 Andrés superimposed above them

'Around the Americas' with 123 Andrés

10 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2024 | Polsky Theatre

School show tickets start at $5.

Individual Tickets

Recommended for grades Pre-K – 2.

"Around the Americas with 123 Andrés" is an incredibly lively and engaging show that will take students on a journey through North, Central and South America using music and story.

Andrés and Christina of 123 Andrés will captivate young listeners, as they move back and forth from Spanish to English in ways that help the whole audience to understand their meaning and sing with them in both languages.

Andrés and Christina are the Latin Grammy-winning music duo 123 Andrés. Their catchy songs and lively concerts get the whole family dancing and learning in Spanish and English. Their most recent album, “Hola, Amigo: Songs of Friendship,” features collaborations with a diverse range of voices.

Their message was highlighted by the Los Angeles Times and received a National Parenting Product (NAPPA) Award. The group was nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best Children’s Album for “Actívate” in 2021, “Canta las Letras” in 2019 and “¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!” in 2015.

In 2016, their album “Arriba Abajo” won a Latin Grammy and the Parent’s Choice Gold Award and was named a Notable Children’s Recording by the American Library Association. The group has released seven albums and published two books with Scholastic: “Hola, Amigo” and “Diez Pajaritos.”

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 when he was 8. He went on to earn a doctorate in music, and he won the National Composition Contest in Colombia for one of his early songs.

Christina grew up in the Midwest in a Spanish-speaking family from Colombia. Her love for the stage began with theater and dance as a child. After college, she taught and received a master’s degree in education. She found her calling teaching through music when she joined 123 Andrés.