World Music

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Putumayo has wonderful CD’s that introduce international sounds and rhythms into your childs’ musical library.  So turn up the tunes – play French Playground while you’re making crepes and playing “Madeline in Paris” or Latin Playground while making empanadas and playing spanish bingo.   Better yet, just make it part of your child’s daily routine so there’s no differentiation between our traditional “kids” music  in the U.S. and the wonderful rhythms and beats we hear around the world.  I’m always amazed at how my sons seem to dance a little more animated, a little more enthusiastically and even seem to have more fun when I’m playing one of these cd’s around our house.  There are lots of other great cd’s out there to introduce world music into your house.  Anyone have a favorite they’d like to share?

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About the cultured kid

I've traveled, lived, worked and studied all over the world. Europe, North Africa, Central & South America, the Middle East and Asia. The more different the culture, the better! I'm determined to introduce my two boys to our multi-cultural world. Living in Washington, D.C. there are international festivals, parades and cultures right in our own backyard. I'll share with you our adventures around town and those that take us on international journeys. I'll also share ideas for introducing your family to foreign food, culture and community at home.

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  1. We always enjoyed Dan Zanes’ CDs, and he’s got one called Nueva York! that has a bunch of Spanish-language songs. On the more experimental side, Juana Molina’s first couple of CDs were on steady rotation when my kids were younger. Would love to hear more suggestions!

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