Rock the Cradle Rock the Cradle 2021: a Saturday-morning video series

Sponsored by 89.3 The Current

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Here at The Current, we live for joy, play and music discovery. We believe that music makes ordinary moments extraordinary. So this spring, we’re making Saturday mornings extra special for kids and their grown-ups by bringing Rock the Cradle straight to your homes. Starting May 15, we are bringing some of the best parts of our much-loved in-person event to video.

Over six video episodes, The Current will bring the dance party to you with Rock the Cradle Play Along. We have invited some of our best musician friends — including Koo Koo Kanga Roo, House of Dance, Gaby Moreno, Elena Moon Park, SaulPaul, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Nur-D, Annie Humphrey, Siama’s Congo Roots and Gaelynn Lea — plus other fun guests to get your weekend started with movement, play, learning, super fun surprises and of course some music! Let's rock out together!

Check Rock the Cradle Play Along for more details about each episode.

Watch Episode 6

Watch Episode 5

Watch Episode 4

Watch Episode 3

Watch Episode 2

Watch Episode 1

Big thanks to our Rock the Cradle Play Along sponsors: Minneapolis Institute of Art, Bell Museum, Pizza Luce, Little Moments Count, MacPhail Center for Music, Sala Architects and Park Dental. Rock the Cradle Play Along is made possible by generous contributions to MPR’s Inspired By You campaign.

Rock the Cradle celebrates all sounds for all ages! Your support helps ensure that everyone has access to great music. Make a donation to ensure Rock the Cradle is freely accessible. Your financial support helps protect and strengthen the music you value most — for this generation and the next. Make a donation to The Current today.

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Minneapolis Institute of Art

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Bell Museum

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Little Moments Count

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Sing Play Learn with MacPhail®

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Rock the Cradle Play Along is also made possible by generous contributions to MPR’s Inspired By You campaign

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