Friendship is at the heart of this joyful new collaboration between Mexican songstress Sonia De Los Santos and the Americana folk duo The Okee Dokee Brothers. This bilingual program for kids includes both old and new songs that span the musical traditions of North America and illustrate the collective power of singing together and learning from each other. With an adventurous spirit and a common vision of peace and understanding, Somos Amigos encourages young and old to explore, dance, sing and laugh together, hand-in-hand.

As childhood friends growing up in Denver, Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Whether it was rafting down their neighborhood creek or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Joe and Justin were born adventurers. Now, as the GRAMMY® Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana Folk music. Joe and Justin record and perform family music with a goal to inspire children and their parents to step outsideand get creative. The five-time Parents’ Choice Award winners have garnered praise from the likes of NPR’s All Things Considered and USA Today, and have been called “two of family music’s best songwriters.”

Sonia De Los Santos was born with a smile on her face in Monterrey, Mexico, and in 2007 started touring the world, singing in English and Spanish, playing guitar and jarana, and lighting up the stage with Grammy Award-winning group Dan Zanes And Friends. In 2015 she released her first solo family music album titled Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island (Parents' Choice Foundation Gold Award Winner) a collection of songs that reflect her experiences growing up in Mexico, moving to another country, learning about other cultures, and in the process, feeling closer to her own heritage.

“The Okee Dokee Brothers are an absolute national treasure. These songs are just what the world needs right now.” – Minnesota Parent Magazine

“There are happy songs, thoughtful songs, lullabies and songs to help you get up in the morning, even on the tough days.” – MPR’s All Things Considered

“One of the Latin Children's music artists you should know" - Billboard

“These songs reach and appeal to children, but have a complexity that satisfies grown-ups.” -Spanish Playground

Join us for FREE pre-show activities before Somos Amigos: Songs on Common Ground

Hola amigos! Come celebrate at our Friendship Festival with free pre-show activities in Samueli lobby. Create a kindness postcard to share your adventure and send it to your friends or family. Design a unique friendship rock to help lift others up with kindness. Make sure to visit our balloon twisters and put on a temporary tattoo. Arrive an hour early to enjoy all the activities!

We look forward to seeing you! 

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