Latin Playground
 : Latin Playground

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by: Putumayo Presents

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Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: Audio CD
Brand: Putumayo Kids
EAN: 0790248020129
Item Dimensions: 5404901530
Label: Putumayo
Languages: EnglishOriginal LanguageSpanishUnknown
Manufacturer: Putumayo
Model: 2170015
MPN: PUT 201
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publication Date: May 21, 2002
Publisher: Putumayo
Release Date: June 11, 2002
Studio: Putumayo

  • Grades - PreK,K,1,2,3,4,5,6
  • Weight - 0.2
  • Depth - 5.00
  • Width - 5.50
  • Height - 0.25

Disc 1:
  1. Guantanamera - Omara Portuondo
  2. Anna (El Negro Zumbon) - Pink Martini
  3. Cielito - Colibri
  4. El Reino del Reves - Botafogo
  5. La Arcana Picua - Los 50 de Joselito
  6. Viva Vargas Torres - Margarita Laso
  7. Chispa Tren - Ska Cubano
  8. Mardi Gras Mambo - Cubanismo
  9. Fusion Natural - Matato'a
  10. Hanal Weech - Lila Downs
  11. Bomba Le Le - Jose Gonzalez y Banda Criolla
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Editorial Review:

Product Description:
Latin Playground is a fiesta of upbeat Latin American music for children and families. The CD contains the delightful pieces of music from around the world including: Omara Portuondo recording of Guantanamera. Los 50 De Joselito recording of La Arana Picua. Pink Martini's Anna. Cubanismo recording of Mardi Gras Mambo. Lila Downs recording of Hanal Weech. Jose Gonzalez & Banda Criolla recording of Bomba Le Le. Ska Cubano's recording of Chispa Tren. Rudy Regalado & Chevere recording of America Baila. Educational entertainment for all ages.
Before you stomp around a Putumayo playground, park your preconceived notions at the picnic bench. The label may not set the world-music crowd on fire with its regular releases, but this series, aimed at kids but translating up, sizzles. Latin Playground's party gets started with a wind-you-up traditional Cuban number (Omara Portuondo's "Guantanamera") and from there traverses North, South, and Central America, making stops in Mexico City, Colombia, the American Tejano region, Uruguay, Brazil, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico. There are sample wacko lyrics ("The day will come when I will leave you / Because you smell like the armadillo," from Lila Downs's "Hanal Weech"), unexpected instrumentation (accordions punch up the polka flavoring of Flaco Jiminez's conjunto, "De Bolon Pin Pon"), and not a whiff of what's expected from the latest slice off a music education program--even the informative, engaging liner notes are gentle gatekeepers to a land of rhythms everybody wants to get into and get down with. Forget the kids--see if you can make it through Cubanismo's "Mardi Gras Mambo," Nazare Pereira's "Rodopiou," and Carmen Gonzalez's "Chocolate" without waving a set of air maracas or busting into a booty-shaking session to make Ricky Martin blush. --Tammy La Gorce

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