Corazón Alegre - Happy Heart

by Tricia Sebastian

Released 2008
Released 2008
Rich mezzo soprano voice infused with the styles and rhythms of Texas, Mexico, Latin America, and Spain. Featuring a fantastic group of talented and diverse Chicago musicians, this bilingual album has family appeal and sure to give everyone a Happy Heart.
Corazon Alegre/Happy Heart is an ideal CD for parents who want to introduce their children to English and Spanish music. Tricia’s tunes will have you dancing, singing, and playing to a fusion of international rhythms.

Tricia Sebastian originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, performs and records bilingual children’s music in the Chicagoland area. Several songs from her first album, Canta Conmigo, have been featured in many children’s compilations CDs and the song “El Chocolate” was rerecorded in New York City for a national television commercial for Quaker’s Chocolate Oat Crunch Life Cereal. It was also aired on ABC’s hit sitcom Ugly Betty. The Chicago Tribune says, “Sebastian's playful, robust soprano could spark a Tex-Mex campfire.”

As an educator, Tricia directs the Coro de Las Americas children’s choir and the Latin Songs ensemble for the Old Town School of Folk Music where she has also taught bilingual Wiggleworms for many years. Since 2000, Tricia has enjoyed working in the Chicago public schools as a teaching artist for Ravinia Festivals Music Discovery outreach program.