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. The father and son have been reunited through RAICES.
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.