Entries by danzanes

turn turn turn pre-sale!

hello friends, neighbors, and lovers of rustic song and dance, i can’t believe it but i’m writing to let you know about the turn turn turn pre-sale. yes! after years of talking and hoping and dreaming and scheming, elizabeth mitchell and her family band known as you are my flower and i have made a […]

new dan zanes & elizabeth mitchell album this summer- exclusive video!

WOODSTOCK, NY 2013… Here I am with ELIZABETH MITCHELL AND DANIEL AND STOREY LITTLETON AKA YOU ARE MY FLOWER. It’s a perfect April afternoon we’re getting a few minutes of sun before returning to continue recording the new CD TURN TURN TURN. It appears that the main purpose of the break is to entertain YUKI, […]

Turn Turn Turn pre-sale!

hello friends, neighbors, and lovers of rustic song and dance, i can’t believe it but i’m writing to let you know about the turn turn turn pre-sale. yes! after years of talking and hoping and dreaming and scheming, elizabeth mitchell and her family band known as you are my flower and i have made a cd. and i’m so […]

new educational catalog for teachers

hail teachers! there is a new and quite extensive pamphlet for you written by one of my favorite authors homa tavangar. it takes you CD by CD through our catalog and serves up track and activity recommendations that should help you navigate the musical offerings on festival five records. i think it’s long overdue and […]

new dzaf leapfrog apps

Maybe someone in your family has a LeapPad? If that’s the case, you can now find two swinging (or swingin’ as we say) Dan Zanes LeapPad apps to bring hopped up songs (Sidewalk Dance Music) and relaxed songs (Good Night Music) to these hand held devises. I created the playlists especially for Leapfrog and think that for […]

christmas in concord- the mini album

Christmas in Concord, my EP of handmade holiday music as recalled from my New England childhood, has been reissued digitally this week. In addition to the five songs from the original release there are two new songs, collaborations with the Pulitzer prize-winning play write Suzan-Lori Parks. We wrote “Counting the Days (Until Christmas)” during a […]

rabbit days and dumplings on NPR

elena moon park’s soulful new cd rabbit days and dumplings: family music from east asia is making it’s way out into the world in grand style! click here for the NPR all things considered piece which ran on friday and put this new music on the map.

new music is here and a sale!

RABBIT DAYS AND DUMPLINGS IS HERE! yes, the cd of east asian family music that i’ve anxiously been waiting for has landed on this planet. it’s a beautiful, moving, fun, and funny recording which just won a parents choice award. it’s unique and soulful but don’t take my word for it. here are some early quotes:  “Elena Moon Park […]

coming soon: rabbit days and dumplings!

yes, the cd rabbit days and dumplings: family music from east asia by elena moon park and friends will be released later this month. while you’re waiting, you can read some early reviews and pre-order my favorite family music of the past several years at the following places: the dan zanes general store, itunes, amazon. i […]

new sprout videos!

it was a musical day on the sunny side up show with carly and chica. sonia de los santos and i dressed up and jammed. see the videos for 3 of the songs we played here…