Philladelphia, the city of brotherly love, welcomed SaulPaul and some musical artists throughout the country and world to its home this month for the KindieComm conference. SaulPaul was excited to perform at the official industry showcase sharing music from his latest album, “We Dream in 3D.” The event and performance was hosted at the acclaimed World Cafe Live – also home to WXPN radio.
Since 1988 WXPN has been home to the Peabody Award-winning program Kids Corner, hosted by Kathy O’Connell and produced by Robert Drake. This dynamic duo, O’Connel and Drake, host the bi-annual KindieComm event.
Several artists performed throughout the conference that also offered workshops and panels. At one point while on a break between sessions, SaulPaul was tapped to sit in on a songwriting session and freestyle on the spot. Wowed by his turnaround time, SaulPaul was invited to join several artists at a recording studio for full studio recording session – with the song to be released this summer.
Be sure to look out for music and interviews that will be released featuring this special collaboration with SaulPaul and some of the other talented kindie artists from the KINDIECOMM conference and showcase.
Kids Corner and WXPN have been advocates for independent kids’ music from the beginning. In fact, Kathy has been playing music for families on the radio for well over three decades and has never been so excited about the field. With KindieComm, we take that advocacy to its next level. Our hope is that this annual gathering will inspire and inform both Kindie musicians along with its fans and supporters.