October 2018: Award-winning artists have released a bilingual children’s album,
Singing You Home: Children’s Songs for Family Reunification.
The impressive album features tracks from Lin-Manuel Miranda & Mandy Gonzalez,
Josh Groban & Idina Menzel, Audra McDonald & Jason Robert Brown, Kristin Chenoweth,
Cynthia Erivo, Laura Benanti & Isabella Preston, and Ingrid Michaelson & Ana Villafañe,
with backup vocals from the Broadway Baby Mamas. The album was conceived by
Laura Benanti and produced by Laura Benanti, Mary-Mitchell Campbell, and Lynn Pinto.
All artists, musicians, technicians, and recording studios donated their time and
talents. Nobody associated with the album will make a personal profit.
A little boy who was separated from his father at our border painted the cover art
of the album. They have recently been reunited through RAICES but remain detained.
A substantial portion of the album's proceeds will go directly to the non-profit
organization RAICES to help reunite and support families separated at the border.
Approximately 15% of the album's proceeds will go to ASTEP. ASTEP partners with
schools and community organizations that serve vulnerable populations: youth
affected by immigration status, homelessness, gun-violence, incarceration, the
justice system, HIV/AIDS, systemic poverty, and the caste system.