Aaron Nigel Smith's “Call To Action” is to get kids and families to sing, dance and play together. In 2002 he founded FUNdamentals of Music and Movement, an arts program which is now the program of choice to over 100 early education centers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, NewYork and Boston. His fun, inspired, and lively show is guaranteed to get the audience off their feet.
In 2005, Aaron’s debut CD release, Let’s Pretend, won the NAPPA & IParenting Media Awards. His 2010 CD "Everyone Loves to Dance, received a Parents’ Choice Award and recognition in People Magazine. In 2009 he collaborated with Ziggy Marley on a Bob Marley kids record, B is for Bob. Aaron Nigel Smith joined the cast of PBS Kids show, Between the Lions in 2008.
In 2009 Aaron and his wife of 15 years Diedre, formed the non-profit One World Chorus with the goal of building bridges internationally through choral singing. There are currently over 500 children involved in the music outreach programs in Portland, Los Angeles, New York, Kenya & Jamaica. In 2012 One World Chorus released a debut CD, Welcome to the Village, to critical acclaim. People Magazine and USA today recognized the project as one of the best children’s releases of the year and the CD received a Parents’ Choice Award!
In the summer of 2013 in a partnership with the City of Lake Oswego, The Lake Oswego Library and Northwestern Mutual, Aaron launched the Rox in Sox Children’s Music & Book Festival. This one-day free event features some of the nations leading talent from the worlds of family music and literature. Aaron’s simple mission is to connect and empower children, families and communities through music.
Rox in Sox Portland
King School Park
Portland, OR 97211
North Hempstead Beach Park
Manhasset, NY 11030
Rox in Sox Jamaica
Wiggle Out Loud
Myriad Botanical Gardens
301 W Reno Ave,
Oklahoma City, OK
Gesa Power House Theatre
111 North 6th Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Aaron NIgel Smith & 1 World Chorus produce the 4th annual Rox in Sox Festival!
Aaron Nigel Smith ONE Video is out!
-Among the chief modern contributors to authentic reggae albums for children.
-whether it’s one of Smith’s original tunes or a classic like “If I Had a Hammer,” it’s nearly impossible to listen to reggae without dancing.
-There is something both playful and compelling about Aaron Nigel Smith's smooth vocals backed by a reggae rock ensemble that fans are sure to find enthralling and enduring.
-the best Reggae album for children I have ever heard
For more than 15 years, Aaron Nigel Smith has worked to educate, entertain and empower youth around the world through music. His latest recording One is a collection of lively, original reggae tunes, along with Jamaican & African folk songs.
This eleven track album, out on April 22, 2016, features reggae music icon, Ernie Smith along with appearances by Dubtonic Kru, Ras I, and Grammy Award-winning children’s music performers Father Goose and Tommy Shepherd (Alphabet Rockers). Aaron Nigel Smith shares a message of peace and love for family, neighbors and community with this his 5th album for children. Award-winning reggae music veteran Deleon “Jubba” White, co-produced this special project and helps to bring Aaron’s sound to a new level.