FunikiJam was founded by Brian Barrentine in 1999 to meet a growing demand for quality education and entertainment programs for young children and families. Starting with a weekly audience of just six families, the program quickly became so popular that Barrentine began training teachers, opening new locations, recording the music, and touring live shows to schools, and music festivals. Now based in NYC, FunikiJam has evolved into a landmark early childhood education and entertainment organization with an annual reach of over 70,000 patrons. Uniquely blending Barrentine’s original rhymes, chants, songs and stories with indigenous music from around the world, FunikiJam’s mission is to empower global citizens to reach their highest potential through its trademark “music exploration for the next generation” classes, live shows, musical recordings, film production, and teacher training.
WARNING: may cause laughing, clapping, dancing and singing in multiple languages. Every week is a new globe-spanning musical adventure at the only dance-along, sing-along, play-along program that mixes award-winning songs & stories from FunikiJam founder, Brian Barrentine, with carefully curated international hits. Rhythms from across the globe encourage musical development, language skills, and imagination. The fun activities can spark a lifelong interest in music and develop social cognitive and physical skills.