Hip Tot Music Fest

Hip Tot Music Fest

Grammy Award Winner Father Goose

Sun, February 10, 2013

Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 12:30 pm

$8 - $35

This event is all ages

"Non-walkers" get in FREE *** All strollers and scooters must be checked in before entering the show *** TICKETS AT THE DOOR are $10 (kids) and $12 (adults)

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Hip Tot Music Fest
Hip Tot Music Fest
On the second Sunday of every month we are opening our doors to the premiere family-friendly live music series, the Hip Tot Music Fest. Each month families will enjoy new exciting performers along with arts and crafts, face painting, local food and giveaways. The series is the brainchild of local parents Gabrielle Napolitano (former owner of Still Hip resale boutique) and Adam Meyer (booking agent and musician).
Grammy Award Winner Father Goose
Grammy Award Winner Father Goose
Rankin Don a.k.a. Father Goose was born in the picturesque Caribbean Island of Jamaica, West Indies. As a boy, he was always stimulated and intrigued by music of a wide variety, whether it was sound flavors of Jamaica and other Caribbean music or other sounds and influences of the rest of the world. He recalls that his first musical performance happened at the tender age of 5. Using his family and friends as his desired audience, with trembling tiny fingers encircling a microphone he performed sing-along to some of his favorite radio recordings. As an adult, Rankin Don went on to pursue his musical dreams. In the 90’s he honed his DJ craft as an underground reggae-dancehall superstar in Jamaica and on the streets of Brooklyn, New York.

Transcending out of the Dancehall world into the Children’s Entertainment arena, Rankin Don has been performing as “Father Goose” for the past seven years. A proven multi-talented entertainer, Rankin Don performing as “Father Goose” has breathed fresh air into the children’s music scene by letting children enjoy nursery sing-along and their parents reminisce about their own childhood melodies. “Father Goose” is featured on all Dan Zanes and Friends successful albums, DVDs and videos. From the “Rocket Ship Beach” album you can hear his performance of “ABC” where he makes learning tables fun for kids. On the Grammy Award winning album “Catch That Train,” he gives sterling performances on two of the hit singles “Pata, Pata” and “Chu Chu Chu Boogie.” He also performed on the songs “Down in the Valley” and “Old Joe Clark,” on the Grammy nominated album “House Party.”

Now “Father Goose” has his own family CD titled “It’s a Bam Bam Diddly!”, filled with contagious Caribbean sounds including reggae and mento mixed with energetic vocals and instruments. It’s a party in a CD, which starts in Jamaica and ends in Brooklyn with guest performances from Dan Zanes, Sheryl Crow, Coolie Ranx, Sister Carol and other Caribbean stars. The album has since been awarded by the Parent’s Choice Foundation and its songs like “Bam Bam” have charted at number one on XM Kids and still remains in rotation along with other favorites “Flying Machine” and “Chi Chi Buddo.”