Folk, swing, old time, and kids duo Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, who have earned a Grammy Award for their children’s songs, will be partnering with the educational wing of the Human Rights Campaign, the HRC Foundation. The couple will will dedicate a portion of proceeds from their new album (their 44th) to the foundation’s Welcoming Schools program. The duo will also debut its latest CD, “Dancin’ In The Kitchen,” which celebrates diverse families, with a performance February 28th in the Equality Center at HRC’s Washington D.C. headquarters. Through direct work with educators, and a curriculum that addresses family diversity, bullying and LGBT inclusion, HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools program helps ensure that elementary schools make all students, with all kinds of families feel welcomed and supported.
“This project has been in the works for a long time,” said Cathy Fink. “While we have produced many themed recordings for families, this one is very special and particularly timely.” Fink and Marxer say the album’s title song, “Dancin’ in the Kitchen,” was inspired by parties and gatherings they’ve hosted during which everyone invariably ends up in the kitchen.