First-generation Filipina-American Little Miss Ann is joined by fellow Filipina-American, Chicago Kindie rock newbie Amy D on Little Miss Ann’s fifth children’s music album, Keep On. Largely, the duo’s new album centers around new musical takes on classic children’s songs such as a swing version of TipToe Through the Tulips and a Johnny Cash country music-inspired version of Where is Thumbkin? Musically speaking, the album uses a wide-range of styles. The album is playful, and infectiously happy. Ann and Amy D. include two original tracks in their album that reference their common cultural heritage. Ube is a song about the purple yam that is a Filipino staple food. The Senses Song mentions the smells and tastes of lychee on halo-halo (a popular Filipino dessert with mixtures of shaved ice and evaporated milk. Other ingredients are piled on top, including boiled sweet beans, coconut, sago, flavored agar jelly, tubers and fruits). Take a listen, and be warned… after dancing around to Little Miss Ann’s new album, your children will get hungry and ask for a big helping of halo halo for dessert!
Hey Chicagoans! There will be a CD release party at Beat Kitchen on 2/26.
Hey New Yorkers! Little Miss Ann will be playing at Jalopy in Brooklyn, NY 3/26.