If you’ve followed us for the last almost three years, you know we are avid fans of bilingual educator and musician, José Luis Orozco. We admire his vision and dedication of more than 30 years for preserving our cultural heritage and language through the use of music and literature aimed at our niños.
The restless Orozco and his crew have just announced the launch of a site and project we were already privy to, but were waiting for it to finally be live so we could share it with you. Be one of the first to visit the brand-spanking new Caramba Kids site with your kids and meet the animated version of José Luis Orozco with his cast of bilingual amigos: Juanito, Mónica, Paco, Susana and their pet Tito.
Along with a team of award-winning experts in animation, music, technology and early childhood development, they´ve created Caramba Kids as a bilingual educational platform based on Orozco´s well-known and loved music.
For now the site offers only one video in both English and Spanish, but more are in the works. There´s also a section with educational activities based on common core standards which are also available for download in both languages.
What ties it all together is Orozco´s newly released bilingual CD titled “Caramba Kids” which features the singer performing alongside his crew of pequeños amigos. Each tune is sung first in Spanish and then in English.
Check out the full versions of the track Sí se puede in Spanish and then in English. If you love it, then head over to iTunes to purchase and support an artist who gets us and who has inspired many for decades.
This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winners: Cindy Lou,Claudia N,Nancy F,Melissa,Veronica Alonzo,Angelina,Tati,Sandy,Jodi Monroy,and Lupita !
We’re giving away TEN AUTOGRAPHED copies of the new Caramba Kids CD!
To enter all you have to do is visit the new Caramba Kids site and leave us a comment telling us what you loved about it.
That’s all you have to do to enter this giveaway. If you want to up your chances at winning, then this is how you can get additional entries (only after you’ve completed the step above):
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This giveaway ends Tuesday, Dec. 6th at midnight PST and is open to everyone over 18 years of age in the continental U.S. Check out the Giveaway Rules.