We’ve already shared many of our favorite Putumayo World Music CD’s with you. We love that they focus on introducing children to other cultures, and they are a blast to dance and sing along to! Putumayo just released the World Sing-Along CD that features family-friendly jams from around the world.
There are a lot of catchy songs to enjoy including two Spanish songs by artist Jorge Anaya who sings a cumbia version of “La Cucaracha,” and Jose Conde and Ola Fresca who sing a salsa tune, “Pititi y Titi.” Our bilingual niños can also enjoy “A Little Mandarin” with Shàng Xué Gē, and Portuguese with the greeting song, “Como Vai” by Brazilian artist Hélio Ziskind. Also in the CD will be the Pihcintu Multicultural Children’s Choir, which features refugee girls mostly from war-torn regions.
What’s great about purchasing this CD is that a contribution of $5,000 from sales of World Sing-Along will be donated to Five and Alive , a non-profit campaign whose goal is to ensure that every child, regardless of where they are born, reaches the age of 5.
Other great things going on over at Putumayo World Music are the launch of the weekly children’s radio show World Playground with Putumayo on Kids Place Live which is on Sunday’s at 10 a.m. EST on SiriusXM Kids Place Live channel. Also recently launched is the Children of the World 2013 calendar which features photographs of kids from around the world shot by Jon Kaplan and it includes over 300 international holidays. Only 65 short of a holiday per day ! This is a great way for us and our niños to become aware of other cultures celebrations and learn a little every day. Ten percent of Putumayo’s sales of the calendar will be contributed to Seva, a nonprofit organization which builds sustainable health programs for people in need.