Multicultural quintet Hot Peas 'N' Butter paid its dues in New York City's tough children's music circuit before cutting three multilingual albums of Afro-Caribbean, jazz, rock and Latin-inflected music for kids, including Mo Hotta Mo Butta, its latest release. The group's fun, percussive repertoire includes non-edgy, untransgressive songs about bicycles, dogs, train cabooses and zoos, all very much in keeping with the interests and fixations of its 3-foot-tall fans. See Hot Peas 'N' Butter today at 4 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City's Lewis and Shirley White Theatre (5801 West 115th Street in Overland Park, 913-327-8040). Tickets cost $5 for members or $7.50 for nonmembers (kids and adults).
Thu., Aug. 21, 4 p.m., 2008