Steve Sandberg is a three-time Emmy-nominated composer. His scoring, songwriting and musical direction for “Dora the Explorer” and “Go, Diego, Go!” helped make these shows the landmarks they are in children’s television worldwide. He is now working on “Dora and Friends,” a sequel to the original series. Steve has toured with David Byrne and Bebel Gilberto as keyboardist, arranger and vocalist, conducted and arranged music for Broadway, and composed and musical directed for the New York Shakespeare Festival. He is currently producing and writing the music for Literary Safari’s developmental reading apps for children, and for “Magic on My Fingertips,” an innovative series of animated videos teaching young children how to soothe and uplift their emotions through music and movement. His upcoming release, Alaya, on Teknofonic Recordings, fuses authentic world music with contemporary electronica to create a haunting sonic landscape that has been called “music from a country I’ve never been to but always wanted to visit.”