It’s Alma’s Way!, the first album from the hit animated PBS KIDS series, Alma’s Way, is now available on all digital music platforms.
The release of the soundtrack comes from the collaboration between Fred Rogers Productions, the esteemed children’s media organization and producer behind Alma’s Way, and Warner Music Group’s Arts Music division. Fans of the acclaimed series, which helps children ages 4-6 develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, will recognize the music celebrating Alma’s Puerto Rican heritage, her adventures in her hometown of The Bronx, and more.
The new album features original music from award-winning composers and lyricists, including Asher Lenz, Stephen Skratt, and Fabiola Méndez, along with fan-favorite songs like the series title track, Alma’s Way! (Theme Song) written and produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Bill Sherman. Other notable songs include Alma’s Nochebuena Aguinaldo, The Bronx Squirrel Stomp, and Mofongo on the Go Go.
“We are thrilled to work with Warner Music Group’s Arts Music division so that listeners can enjoy the music of Alma’s Way on and off screen,” said Matt Shiels, vice president of business and legal affairs, Fred Rogers Productions. “The music embodies the heart of the series and the work of the talented musicians involved.”
“I’m thrilled to continue our partnership with Fred Rogers Productions with the release of these great songs from It’s Alma’s Way! through Arts Music,” said Kevin Gore, president of global catalog, recorded music & arts music, Warner Music Group. “The mission-based connection between the songs and character stories are an integral part of our kids & family partnerships. We couldn’t be happier to share Alma’s inspiring and problem-solving songs with fans around the world.”
Now in its second season on PBS KIDS, Alma’s Way follows 6-year-old Alma Rivera, a proud, confident Puerto Rican girl who lives in the Bronx with her family among a diverse group of close-knit friends and community members. In every episode, Alma models life lessons while encouraging kids to develop critical thinking skills and value their own ideas and questions. Since the series premiere in 2021, it has been developed into successful educational digital games, launched a publishing program with Scholastic, is a two-time Imagen Award winner, and has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards, among other notable and prestigious honors.
The series is created by Sonia Manzano (“Maria” on Sesame Street) and produced by Fred Rogers Productions in association with Pipeline Studios (Elinor Wonders Why). Ellen Doherty and Manzano are executive producers. Jorge Aguirre (Goldie & Bear) is head writer and co-executive producer. Additional co-executive producers are Luis Lopez and Juan Lopez. Supervising producer for Fred Rogers Productions is Olubunmi Mia Olufemi.
Audiences can listen now at https://almasway.lnk.to/ItsAlmasWay.
It’s Alma’s Way! track list:
- Alma’s Way! (Theme Song)
- The Bronx Is Where It’s At
- The Bronx Squirrel Stomp
- The Subway Is Movin‘
- En Buena Compañia
- Mi Tocaya Alma
- Beatbox Jam
- As Long As I’m With You
- Mofongo on the Go-Go
- New Playground, New Dog Park!
- Rubén to the Rescue!
- Alma’s Nochebuena Aguinaldo