The checklist to make children’s music is short: catchy, easy to follow, and danceable. Rarely does matching the checklist constitute to a good album, but in Nathalia’s debut album “from here to there” not only did she incorporate fun, catchy, and danceable songs but also educational, inspiring, and multicultural rich pieces that celebrates a bilingual identity.
Nathalia has a background in child development and musical therapy, which shines through in songs like “Kindergarten Here I Come,” and educational songs like “H-E-L-L-O” and “La Semana.” There are also fun follow the leader type of songs like “Cray train” and “Animal Bop” along with an inspirational tune that calls to “Help the World.”
The highlights of the album are “Mi Carrito” and “Mundo de Colores” which have a very Colombian feel to them. “Mi Carrito” the musical rhythms and style that have become iconic for artists like Juanes. “Mundo de Colores” immediately reminded me of “Color Esperanza” by Diego Torres—vallanato/cumbia mixed with a positive message of friendship, love, and appreciation for the world around us. Both songs do more than just introduce South American musical styles; they allow a bridge between children’s and adult contemporary music that ultimately create children with sophisticated musical tastes.
We are giving away one copy of Nathalia from here to there to THREE lucky winner! To enter just visit Nathalia Music and tell us which song you think your kids will enjoy the most. Then enter the Rafflecopter below.