Los Angeles Children Announce New “Cri-Cri” Club

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Over 70 years ago Francisco Gabilondo Soler created the well known and loved character “Cri-Cri” known as “The Singing Cricket” which has entertained and inspired several generations. In tribute the character and creator, children from Los Angeles announced on radio this weekend the creation of a “Cri-Cri Club" that will perform at different venues and community groups in the Los Angeles area.

A club featuring music, plays and activities based on the widely popular and well known fantasy character “Cri-Cri” “The Singing Cricket” has been formed by children in Los Angeles for their Hispanic communities. Created by Francisco Gabilondo Soler in 1934, “Cri Cri” has come to be known and loved across Latin America and the United States through several generations. This weekend children between the ages of 8-14 gathered at W Radio 690 AM of Los Angeles where they announced the creation of their “Cri-Cri” Club.

The children meet each week and hold weekly events to choreograph, interpret and perform popular “Cri Cri” songs such as “La Patita,” “El Ropero” and “Raton Vaquero.” Performances have taken them to a number of different community groups and venues throughout the Los Angeles area in the past few months which features music which is full of moral values that have provided entertainment to several generations of Latin Americans.

In addition to the entertainment, children also apply moral values utilizing The Way to Happiness book – a common sense moral guide to better living (http://www.twth.org). The book contains 21 precepts. Included are the precepts, "Love and Help Children," "Be Industrious" and "Try to Treat Others as You Would Want Them to Treat You."

“The songs of “Cri-Cri” promoted our traditional values through generations. But now we find that these values are beautifully written by L. Ron Hubbard in his common sense guide for better living – The Way to Happiness,” stated Francisco Sanz Polo – 1st Grandson of the creator of the “Cri-Cri” character. Sanz Polo added, “We want all Hispanics in the US to know and benefit from this book.” Recent performances included celebrating Children’s Day for Mexico and several community groups in Los Angeles.

For enquiries about having the “Cri Cri” club come to your area to provide entertainment contact Lucrecia Chavoya on (323) 244 3531 or email cricri4kids(at)gmail(dot)com.

About “Cri Cri:”
”Cri-Cri” is a fantasy character of a cricket that plays the violin, created by Francisco Gabilondo Soler in 1934 while broadcasting his own musical radio show on Mexico’s station XEW. Cri-Cri is known as the “grillito cantor” or “the singing cricket.” He is a character created by Francisco Gabilondo Soler in his childhood and has been described as a similar following among South American countries that Disney has for children and families in the United States.

About “The Way to Happiness:”
“The Way to Happiness” is the first moral code based wholly on common sense, originally published in 1981, its purpose is to help arrest the current moral decline in society and restore integrity and trust to humankind. The Way to Happiness was written in 1981 by humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard (http://www.lronhubbard.org).

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Lucrecia Chavoya
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