“POCOYO LIVE SHOW” COMES TO AUSTIN, TEXAS, AS INAUGURAL SHOW FOR PACHANGA LATINO MUSIC SERIES


“POCOYO LIVE SHOW” COMES TO AUSTIN, TEXAS, AS INAUGURAL SHOW FOR PACHANGA LATINO MUSIC SERIES

 

The most entertaining of kid’s shows arrives in Austin at ACL Live on Sunday, February 28th, as part of the newly formed Pachanga Latino Music Series. “Pocoyo Live Show” will deliver a host of surprises and discoveries seasoned with the best of children’s music. Do you want to enjoy an amazing experience with Pocoyo and his friends? Now you can meet the characters from your favorite animated TV show, live and in person, while having fun!

“Pocoyo Live Show” provides content based on Pocoyo’s values. It encourages children to develop their love for education while learning through laughter and fun. This show is an educational event that will help in your child’s development and therefore is especially recommended for children between the ages of 1 and 6, although people of all ages will enjoy the show.

“Pocoyo Live Show” is full of magic, music, and entertainment. Parents and children will delight in the amusement--it is a family event that will not be easily forgotten. You will not find a play so adapted to entertain the smallest of children as “Pocoyo Live Show.”

To celebrate the launch of the Pachanga Latino Music Series, ACL Live is offering special pricing to "Pocoyo Live Show" for all past Pachanga Latino Music Festival ticket purchasers, while supplies last. Past purchasers will be alerted about this opportunity via e-mail.

About Pocoyo
Pocoyo’s popularity has spread since the animated television show launched internationally in 2005 and in the U.S. in 2010. “Pocoyo” currently airs in the U.S. daily on Nick Jr. (in English), The Big, Wide, World on WGBH/PBS (in English), and is featured weekly as the anchor of Univision’s Saturday morning preschool block (in Spanish). Pocoyo communicates values that reflect positively in the sales of its licensed products: Pocoyo is not just a brand; it’s a knowledge driver and a universe of values--CURIOSITY; SOLIDARITY; FRIENDSHIP; TOLERANCE; RESPECT; HONESTY; ORIGINALITY; and, GENEROSITY. Pocoyo is a neutral character (both girls and boys are fans), visually stunning, and committed to toddler’s learning. Pocoyo has collaborated with UNICEF and is the World Embassador of the WWF Earth Hour.

History
David Cantolla was searching for a way to entertain his young daughter Vega, who at the time was 2 years old. He created the idea of Pocoyo.

In His Own Words
"Pocoyo doesn't mean exactly 'little me' in Spanish (but its meaning is quite similar). The real translation would be more like 'not much me' or 'a little bit me' but in actual fact, it is a word or a construction that exists neither in Spanish nor in English (I´m almost positive!). The real story behind the name is much more enchanting (especially for me…).

When we started the series my daughter Vega was 2 years old. Every night before bed she used to say a little prayer that goes “baby Jesus light of my life, you are a child like me” (In Spanish, Jesusito de mi vida, tú eres niño como yo). Because she still couldn´t talk properly, instead of saying “como yo” at the end of the prayer, she used to say “poco yo”!

We all love the funny little things our children say at this age, but I thought this one would make a great name for the series, and I managed to convince everyone! I love thinking that the title of a series and a character that is alive in many people´s minds, that is being watched in many countries, that is the star of books and toys and is almost a brand name, is a word invented by a child, a mix-up of words. My daughter´s words!"

About the Pachanga Latino Music Series
In 2016, the Pachanga Latino Music Festival is growing the Austin celebration of Latino music and culture to a year-round program, by evolving into a quarterly concert series at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater (ACL Live).

The Pachanga Latino Music Series is the latest evolution of the critically acclaimed Austin, Texas, based festival, which was dedicated to promoting a vibrant blend of Latino-created music and art and its impact on contemporary American culture. This series presents world-class Latino talent to Austin audiences, with a concerted focus on bringing more of central Texas’ Latino and Hispanic communities to experience live music at ACL Live, a world-renown state-of-the-art concert venue in the heart of downtown Austin.

The Pachanga founders and ACL Live are working together to grow the series into an institution lasting for years to come. Pachanga Latino Music Festival founder Rich Garza says of the evolution, "I couldn’t think of a better home or team to work with for the next phase of Pachanga than ACL Live and the amazing folks there.  I’m really looking forward to our new approach of bringing in more top-level acts throughout the year.” And there is a rich history from which to draw; from 2008–2015, Pachanga presented—on multiple stages—a wide-variety of traditional and modern genres of music from the United States and around the globe during a day-long festival at Austin eastside park, Fiesta Gardens. Past festival artists include Calle 13, Intocable, Julieta Venegas, Los Lobos, Kinky, Ximena Sariñara, Los Lonely Boys, Bomba Estereo, Grupo Fantasma, Brownout, Bostich + Fussible, Celso Piña, El Gran Silencio, Michael Salgado, Bobby Pulido M.I.S., Toy Selectah, Pacha Massive, Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta, and many more.

Past partners from the festival are also supporting the series, including Univision, HEB, and Whataburger.  Both the ACL Live porch and the W Austin terrace will be utilized to provide space for festive sponsored activities and food vendors, especially for the family-friendly shows like Pocoyo Live Show, the first concert in the Pachanga Latino Music Series happening Sunday, February 28th. Pocoyo Live Show will deliver a host of surprises and discoveries seasoned with the best of children’s music, and both Univision and HEB are providing a fun-filled Sunday afternoon of activities and goodies at ACL Live right before the afternoon concert. And to celebrate the launch of the Pachanga Latino Music Series, ACL Live is offering special pricing to "Pocoyo Live Show" for all past Pachanga Latino Music Festival ticket purchasers, while supplies last.

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