Aaron Nigel Smith performs reggae music to get youth and families singing, dancing and playing together. Since 2002 he has focused on music, education and entertainment for children. In 2005, Aaron’s debut CD release, Let’s Pretend, won the NAPPA & Iparenting Media Awards. His 2010 CD, Everyone Loves to Dance, received a Parents’ Choice Award and recognition in People Magazine. In 2009 he collaborated with Ziggy Marley on a Bob Marley kids record, B is for Bob. Aaron Nigel Smith joined the cast of PBS Kids show, Between the Lions in 2008.
In 2009 Aaron and his wife of 15 years Diedre, formed the non-profit 1 World Chorus with the goal of building bridges and promoting peace internationally through music and media projects. More than 2500 children have participated in 1 World Chorus music outreach programs in Portland, Los Angeles, New York, Kenya & Jamaica. In 2012 One World Chorus released a debut CD, Welcome to the Village, to critical acclaim. People Magazine and USA today recognized the project as one of the best children’s releases of the year and the CD received a Parents’ Choice Award! In 2015, 1 World Chorus partnered with Ziggy Marley & Tuff Gong Worldwide to release, Celebrating Bob Marley, an album performed entirely by children in honor of Bob Marley’s 70th birthday.
Aaron has toured extensively throughout the USA, Europe, South America and Asia. His hip, original tunes and island vibe are guaranteed to get the entire family up on their feet.