Music Industry News Network [05-21-2014]
Yancy Enlists Jaci Velasquez And Salvador’s Nic Gonzales For Upcoming Spanish Language Praise Album For Kids
(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) -- Yancy has long been Christian music’s reigning Queen of Diversity, but with the upcoming release of “Pequeña Fiesta de Alabanza!,” she’s expanding her reach far beyond English-speaking fans. Her all-new Spanish language children’s project, a CD/DVD set, will be available online and in Christian bookstores everywhere on June 24th, via Elevate Entertainment.
Yancy and friends (including Jaci Velasquez and Salvador frontman Nic Gonzales, who provided vocal production) have taken some of the most popular songs from her “Little Praise Party” series and translated them into Spanish. The result is a fun collection of 15 songs that will warm the hearts of kids and their parents too. The accompanying DVD features animated music videos (one for each song!) that are sure to capture the imagination of children.
“Last year, I received a request to make my music available in Spanish,” says Yancy. “This wasn’t unlike previous requests, but on this particular day, the seed took root. A few weeks later, I couldn’t shake it. I realized that now was the time. It was time to take that step and help make my music and worship resources available in another language. Jesus told us to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15), so here I go!”
“Little Praise Party” has an app for iOS and Android. The songs from “Pequeña Fiesta de Alabanza” will be featured in the monthly playlist in addition to the English versions of the songs. The app is a wonderful resource for praise sing-along fun on the go.
“I'm so happy there's music like this for kids and even happier that Yancy took the plunge and did this fun praise music in Spanish,” says Jaci Velasquez. “I’m glad to have been involved, I foresee lots of kids around the world worshipping alongside Yancy in every language.”
"I am so thrilled that Yancy has lent her considerable talent to the Spanish community,” says Beth Guckenberger of Back 2 Back Ministries (www.back2back.org). “From ‘Me Gusta’ to ‘Es Navidad,’ it's an album chocked full of God's Biblical truth. I can't wait to share these catchy songs and creative lyrics with the children we serve in the Spanish speaking world."
For more than a decade, Yancy has released radio-friendly pop/rock albums and multiple projects for kids and young adults, all while sharing the stage with such artists as Michael W. Smith, Newsboys, Mute Math and Nichole Nordeman. As a writer, Yancy has teamed up with Third Day's Mac Powell, wrote Avalon’s #1 hit “I Don’t Want To Go” and Jaci Velasquez’s “Something Beautiful,” among others.
For more information, visit www.yancynotnancy.com.
“Pequeña Fiesta de Alabanza!” Track Listing:
Me Gusta (I Like To)
Hosanna (Hosanna Rock)
Padre Abrahám (Father Abraham)
Uno, Dos, Tres (One Two Three)
Si Te Sientes Muy Feliz (If You’re Happy And You Know It)
Dios Es Mi Amigo (My Best Friend)
Dios, Buenos Es (God Is So Good)
Nuevo Día (Brand New Day)
Fiesta de Alabanza (Praise Party)
Esta Lucecita (This Little Light Of Mine)
Adios Al Temor (Bye Bye Bye)
Es Navidad (It’s Christmastime)
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