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Music + Bilingual Kids: José Luis Orozco on CNN en Español

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So exciting to see our amigo, bilingual educator and musician José Luis Orozco, featured in an interview at CNN en Español. This is one man who has been instrumental for decades now in making sure our kids grow up not only bilingual, but with a deep appreciation of their roots. Watch the interview below and wait until the end for a special rendition of his classic song “Dos Manita, Diez Deditos.” Check out Caramba Kids here and also this superRead More ...

Mariachi Music Recognized As An Intangible Cultural Patrimony

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Mexico once more made the UNESCO (United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture) Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, but this time with Mariachi, string music, song and trumpet. According to the UNESCO, the list is “made up of those intangible heritage practices and expressions which help demonstrate the diversity of this heritage and raise awareness about its importance.” We can all pretty much agree mariachi music fits the bill perfectly as it is one cultural expressionRead More ...

Spanish Songs for Your Bilingual Children

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At the end of last year, our nanny announced she was going back to Mexico. I thought I was going to die. Going back to work full-time when my son was barely 8-months-old had not been easy, but I thought we’d won the lottery when we met our nanny and at least I was able to work knowing that both my children were in good and loving hands. While I completely understood her reasons for going back home, I wasRead More ...

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