“Hola Amigos” kicks off the album with an intoxicating blend of Latin rhythms and funky acoustic guitar that’s guaranteed to get the party started. The worldbeat-inspired “ABC Fiesta” is a celebration of letters, words and reading in both Spanish and English. “Cuento” is a lilting, acoustic, reggae lullaby written from the perspective of a child who wants to be read a story. The zydeco influenced song, “Quiero Leer,” is an ode to kids everywhere who can’t get enough books.
Dubbed a “kid-friendly bilingual rock star” by The Washington Post, Mister G was inspired to craft songs in Spanish by his tours in Latin America performing for children. In addition to writing all the songs and playing many of the instruments on ABC Fiesta, Ben also recorded, mixed and produced the album. On ABC Fiesta he’s joined by a host of stellar musician friends, including legendary Grammy award-winning percussionist Eguie Castrillo. The album also features the voices of bilingual children, and includes several playful interludes illustrating how certain Spanish words are used in different ways throughout Latin America.