“Hopes & Dreams: The Lullaby Project is a compilation recording of 15 songs written by parents from across New York City, as performed by Fiona Apple, the Brentano String Quartet, Lawrence Brownlee, Rosanne Cash, Joyce DiDonato, Janice Freeman, Rhiannon Giddens, Angélique Kidjo, Patti LuPone, Natalie Merchant, Dianne Reeves, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Pretty Yende, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The album was recently released on the Decca Gold label.”

“I am a creative mom and can do anything to let my child know I love him. When my son heard his lullaby, his body language changed. Sometimes he sings with me. The Lullaby Project changed me as a parent in every way. It’s like I have more of a connection with my child. My hope is that this lullaby lives on forever. I will keep singing to him and to my grandchildren … I would recommend other families write a song for their children because it is a great project. I did it and it changed me, and can do the same thing for anyone … I am so grateful and proud of myself that I can prove my love to my children and tell them how I care about them.” —Odette

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