YolanDa Brown has written a new song for Sesame Street in Communities, Giant. All children need to feel “strong in their skin,” which can be challenging. YolanDa and Sesame Street in Communities share this celebration of pride, self-esteem, cultural diversity, and big dreams for children’s future. The aim of this song is to promote learning about diversity and help children develop a strong sense of self so that they feel confident in who they are—just as they are—so they can “stand tall” in the world and help build a better world.
YolanDa is a broadcaster and MOBO award-winning musician known for her effervescent energy, passion and curiosity. She hosts the award winning eponymous series Yolanda’s Band Jam for Cbeebies which guides 5-7 year olds through tempo, rhythm and other musical disciplines in an inspirational show full of surprises and amazing musical guests. In 2019 the first series won a RTSNW award for Best Children’s Programme and the second series broadcast in early 2020. A champion for the importance of music education, YolanDa is chair of Youth Music as well as a patron of the Mayor of London’s Fund for Young Musicians. She champions music for children in challenging circumstances and strives to bring music education to wider audiences in a fun and accessible way working closely with BBC Education on live shows, series and events to bring more music into schools.