Elena Moon Park and Friends performs music for all-ages audiences across NYC and beyond. The band plays folk and children's music from around the globe, with an emphasis on East Asia, and original songs. Past presenters include Carnegie Kids, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Education, The Getty Center LA, Flushing Town Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music, BRIC Arts, Asia Society NYC and Houston, World Cafe Live, Symphony Space, 92Y, Noguchi Museum, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Madison Square Park, and more.
The Rabbit Days and Dumplings album features reimagined folk and children's songs from East Asia, including Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan and Tibet. Released in fall 2012 by Festival Five Records, the album has received lovely feedback, including a Parent's Choice Award and a feature on NPR's All Things Considered.
Unhurried Journey is a collection of songs for all ages that celebrates the beauty of taking our time to appreciate every moment of our individual and collective journeys. The album is inspired by the artwork of Kristiana Pärn, and features original songs based on her artwork plus reimagined folk and children's songs from East and Southeast Asia. Released in spring 2020.
Artwork by Kristiana Parn. Photos by Adam Mirza.