This is definitely not your traditional Spanish music for kids. Not at all. These are some tunes that will get la familia entera dancing with ritmo y sabor. This is a CD you’ll be asking your daughter to play más y más.
Dan Zanes and Friends’ ¡Nueva York! is the first all-Spanish album the family musician has created and also his personal favorite. With eleven of his CDs released to date, that’s a huge statement for Latino music.
The fiesta vibe Zanes and his amigos, in this case musicians from the Latino world, were in while making this music is definitely felt throughout their renditions of traditional songs from Puerto Rico, México, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and other parts of the Spanish-speaking Americas. Your little one will get a musical tour of some of the most representative sounds from her roots, or be introduced to new ones, and you will be thrilled to be part of a true “21st Century party.”
Remember the “Pollitos Chicken” song from our childhood? Listen to it explode with soul when Dan Zanes and his amiga La Bruja get a hold of it. I don’t ever remember shaking my hips to it before. The hand’s-down favorite in our casa is “Palo Bonito”. Camila grabs her bongos and orchestrates the family’s smashing sing-a-long to it. Now my husband has two girls begging him to dance!
This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the two winners: MARCELA + CHRYSA!!
We’re giving away copies of Dan Zanes and Friend’s first all Spanish language album ¡Nueva York!, 2009 Independent Music Award Winner, to TWO lucky winners here and ONE more over at our Facebook page. We want you and your familia bailando for sure.
All you have to do to win one of the two copies here is go to the Dan Zanes website, come back to this post and leave us a comment telling us one thing you learned while there.
That’s all you have to do to enter this giveaway. If you want to up your chances at winning, then click here to learn how to get additional entries.
Now, go to our Facebook page, become our fan, and then follow the instructions on our page to enter the giveaway of one more ¡Nueva York! CD there.
This giveaway ends tonight, Tuesday, September 8th, at midnight EST.
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