Archives for August 11, 2020

Aaron Nigel Smith Spreads Unity and Love with First Live Album

AARON NIGEL SMITH and 1 WORLD CHORUS RELEASE FIRST ‘LIVE’ ALBUM ON AUGUST 15th
Featuring the renowned kids’ choir and Smith’s son Zion, these songs were recorded in LA in 2019. The album is distributed by Tuff Gong International.

Aaron Nigel Smith will release his first live album, Aaron Nigel Smith & 1 World Chorus – Live in LA, on August 15th, 2020. (Aya World Productions), distributed digitally by  Bob Marley’s legendary label Tuff Gong International. The songs spread messages of unity and love for these challenging times.

The tracks on Aaron Nigel Smith & 1 World Chorus – Live in LA were recorded last year during a live performance at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, CA. Smith had intended to add more live tracks during a show at Symphony Space in New York in March, but when the show was postponed, he decided that the Southern California performance offered enough inspiring music to share with his fans right away. “It seems like the right time to spread a little joy,” he says.

Aaron Nigel Smith & 1 World Chorus Live in LA captures a nostalgic and inspirational tone in a time when families crave the live performance experience. These represent some of the most popular songs that Aaron has recorded and performed over his 20-year career. features 25 talented youth from the Los Angeles wing of 1 World Chorus, including solo performances by Aaron’s son Zion Lion.

As Smith says, “These kiddos really show up in a positive and enthusiastic way. Their energy helps to create such a great vibe throughout the concert. It is also meaningful to document a performance where my son plays such a key role. It’s a proud poppa moment for sure.”

This is Smith’s seventh album. His most recent recording, In Our America debuted at #1 on the Billboard reggae charts. An educator and international touring musician known for his work on the Emmy Award-winning PBS KIDS TV show, Between the Lions, Smith is founder of 1 World Chorus, a nonprofit music and educational organization serving youth in the United States, Kenya and Jamaica. Currently based in Portland, Oregon, Aaron has produced and released five albums for children, including 1 World Chorus Celebrates Bob Marley, a collaboration with Ziggy Marley’s Tuff Gong Worldwide. In 2017, Aaron was designated an Official Bob Marley Ambassador by the Marley Foundation. He has performed at venues ranging from Pickathon to Lollapalooza, with lots of schools and community groups in his regular touring schedule. This spring, he has produced weekly “Big Up Show” livestreamed music and movement videos for kids on YouTube and Facebook Live. For more information, visit www.aaronnigelsmith.com, and visit the 1 World Chorus store at https://www.oneworldchorus.org/shop/.

There will be an album celebration on Saturday at 11 am!:https://www.facebook.com/events/322905482226622/

Credit: Sugar Mountain PR.

5 Best Convertible Stroller Brands for Infants and Younger Toddlers

You don’t need us to tell you that buying strollers and other baby equipment can be stressful. However, you can at least make the process a little easier by buying a convertible stroller instead of a separate pram and stroller — you’ll be thankful when your baby grows into a toddler

Which is the best convertible stroller to buy, though? It’s a very good question, as there are numerous options on the market. We’ve selected our five best convertible stroller brands, to help you out — keep reading and you’ll find out what they are.

1. Evenflo

The Evenflo Pivot Xpand Single to Double Convertible Stroller has plenty of storage, making it a great 2-in-1 stroller to choose. It has 22 different configurations and four modes of use, effortlessly changing from a single to a double. 

It has a large storage basket too, holding almost everything you’ll need to bring with you on an outing, whether you have a baby, a toddler, or both. 

2. BabyStyle

A British brand, BabyStyle make great strollers, and their Oyster travel system is one of the best around. It’s suitable from six months unless combined with the carrycot or car seat, in which case you can use it from birth.

The stroller looks great too, as you have plenty of choice when it comes to selecting the colour, and it comes with a variety of accessories and features including an apron, changing bag, and footmuff.

3. BabyJogger

There are a number of great convertible strollers offered by BabyJogger, and one of the best is the BabyJogger Anniversary City Stroller. 

It has 16 different positions and configurations so it can grow with your baby and fit a sibling in too, should the need arise. It has all-terrain tires too, and is foldable — the only real drawback is the price. It’s one of the more expensive strollers out there, but as you can convert it to a double or triple stroller, it’s definitely worth the price!

4. Baby Joy

When looking at strollers for newborn and toddler use, the Baby Joy Convertible Bassinet Reclining Stroller Carriage is one to keep an eye on — it’s suited for use from birth up to three years of age, and with a bassinet design is one of the best all-round options.

The seat is reversible, while there are plenty of safety features for your peace of mind too. A diaper bag is included, and it comes complete with a mosquito net, sunshade and safety handle wrist strap. 

5. Cynebaby

One thing that certainly stands out about the Cynebaby Convertible Bassinet Stroller is its design, as it really does look great. However, it backs its good looks up with impressive features too.

There’s an adjustable canopy with a handrail, which you can remove to put a food tray in its place. Zip-up curtains come too, as well as foot covers, so it’s suitable for all weather. There’s ample storage in the bottom, and 360 wheels giving you the freedom to move where you want, making this a versatile convertible pram and stroller.

Choosing the Best Convertible Stroller for You

These are just five of the best strollers out there. When you’re looking for the best convertible stroller for you and your baby, you should take into account your budget, any features you’re looking for, and the design, as your dream stroller might be a little different to somebody else’s. Consider which stroller is the right one for you.

Looking for more tips on everything to do with family life? Check out some of our other posts — we might have just what you’re looking for.