Bilingual is Better

If  you are really into authentic Latin rhythms and beats like salsa, cumbia and bachata and your kids share your musical taste, then you will definitely be into the Chakuchukuchá vibe. This CD was created by Gloria Rojas, a bilingual speech/language pathologist, who, based on her own experience as a child immigrant having to quickly learn a new language, created a program to teach children a second language through the effective use on songs, sign language and movement.  And what better rhythms to get the whole familia dancing than Latin music!

For Chakuchukuchá, Gloria created 8 songs in Spanish and the same 8 songs in their English version, perfect for budding bilinguals, as well as ESL students.  The themes of the songs are very basic as the intent is for children to learn through these lyrics standard vocabulary and phrases such as colors, the alphabet and zoo animals.  If you´re from Puerto Rican descent you might quickly smile when listening to the title track Chakuchukuchá and recognize the famous clown, Payaso Remi, leading the vocals of this cumbia song.

Don’t worry if you have no idea what the word Chakuchukuchá means, we still have no clue, but that doesn´t stop us from dancing it and singing along:

“Moviendo los piececitos,
comiencen a caminar,
parados muy derechitos,
marchando aquí para allá.”

You can find a copy of this CD over at CD Baby and you can always try to win one here.

The Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the winners:  Gingerannbeck and Angelina.

We’re giving away one copy of Chakuchukuchá to a lucky winner. All you have to do is leave us listen to the samples of the songs here and tell us which one you like.

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