We’re getting inspired by the two time Grammy nominated Alphabet Rockers founders, Kaitlin McGaw and Tommy Shepherd.

Kaitlin McGaw and Tommy Shephard photo, from the Alphabet Rockers
Kaitlin McGaw and Tommy Shepherd from Alphabet Rockers

Alphabet Rockers make music that makes change. Known as the preeminent children’s hip hop artists to focus on social change and racial justice, they are consciousness in motion. They spark an intergenerational conversation about the world through music and dance. Partnering with thought leaders on anti-bias and child development, they create empowered, engaging concerts and activities for young children, families, and educators.

Photo of the Alphabet Rockers with kids who are part of the band.

The Alphabet Rockers have developed an anti-racism mini-training for kids, families and teachers called We Got Work To Do.  Learn about bias, oppression, and where kids have power to stand up to hate, and make change.

The cover of the book Frog and Toad All Year by Arnold Lobel.
Frog and Toad All Year

Then Thaniel from our Kids Crew has a review of Arnold Lobel’s classic book for kids, Frog and Toad All Year published by Scholastic Press. Thaniel tells us what makes this book such an excellent read, and ranks it on our 1 to 5 green chili rating system.

This show is mixed with excellent music which will inspire you to dance, get connected with your community, and read a book!

Playlist: Alphabet Rockers

A Ticket To Ride (feat. Father Goose Music & Irie Goose)DonikklA Ticket To Ride (feat. Father Goose Music & Irie Goose) - Single2022 DONIKKL Productions02:46
Vibes (feat. Alphabet Rockers & Denzil Findley)SaulPaulBe the Change2020 ReRoute Music Group03:14
My LightAlphabet RockersRise Shine #Woke2017 School Time Music LLC02:06
Say Word (Instrumental)Secret Agent 23 SkidooInfinity Plus One2016 Underground Playground01:12
Black Gxrl Magic (feat. Samara Atkins, MADlines, Lillian Ellis, Maya Fleming, RyanNicole & Honey Mahogany)Alphabet RockersThe Love2019 School Time Music LLC03:27
ShineAlphabet RockersRise Shine #Woke2017 School Time Music LLC03:22
Invocation of the DukeDaKah Hip Hop OrchestraUnfinished Symphony2002 Stravingus Records01:24
Just Be (feat. Mahawam & Billy Dean Thomas)Alphabet RockersThe Love2019 School Time Music LLC02:46
TanguedoBlue Dot SessionsUnion Hall2019 Blue Dot Sessions01:02
Frog & ToadVint & MathildaYeah Baby2012 Vint Blackburn02:48
The Books I Like to ReadThe HipwadersThe Books I Like to Read / Sesame Street Theme - Single2012 The Hipwaders02:22
Kind WordsClaudia Robin GunnSing Through The Year - A Little Wild Childhood2020 Claudia Robin Gunn04:03
SlideAlphabet RockersSlide - Single2022 School Time Music LLC03:35