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ZunZun is a performing arts group that celebrates the environments and cultures of the Americas through music. Since 1992 the husband and wife duo, Stephen Synder and Gwynne Snyder Cropsey, has performed in 14 countries throughout the America's and appeared on regional, national and international radio and television. They perform for over 100,000 people annually. Their humor, vitality and commitment to audience participation make all of their shows vibrant and lively. Their shows utilize a wide variety of folkloric instruments (they play over thirty instruments), to highlight the rich spectrum of cultures and environments they share in North, Central and South America. Their shows are always participatory, multilingual (Spanish, Portuguese, English) and energetic. ZunZun can also be backed by a three piece band that includes drum set, bass and percussion.

ZunZun performs in Theaters, Festivals, Museums, Cultural Centers and Corporate Events. They also perform for Schools, Libraries and other Educational Arenas.

Awards & Reviews

"ZunZun’s energetic and beautiful music is joyfully contagious"
Isabel Allende - Author

"ZunZun has a musical style that is infectiously positive, charming, upbeat, and delightful"
John Schechter - Author of Music in Latin American Culture

"ZunZun’s appeal is their innate ability to entertain and educate their audience"
Kathy Littles - Cultural Council For Monterey County Arts Education Director

  • 2016 winner of Silicon Valley Water Conservation Award
  • 2010 ACWA gives Clair A. Hill Award to Alameda County Water District in collaboration with Zunzun
  • 2006 i-parenting Media Award Winner
  • 2006 Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence
  • 2005 VH1 Song of the Year - Finalist for Folk
  • 2005 Independent Music World Series Finalist -West Coast
  • Winner of 2001 Calabash Ethnic Arts Award
  • Winner of 1999 Best Multilingual Album for Young Children-Childrenıs Music Web Awards
  • Winner of 1999 Classic Multilingual Album-Children Music Web Awards
  • Nominated for 1998 Best New Artist-Childrenıs Music Web Awards
  • Featured Group for Bravo Television Arts For Change Award, for work with Community Youth Arts Project of the William James Organization.
Performances for children and families with topics including:
  • Water Conservation
  • Rainforest
  • Oceans
  • Recycling
  • Watersheds
  • Music of the Americas
These shows highlight audience participation and humor.

To schedule a performance, please contact us.
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