ALERTA Sings Children's Songs In Spanish And English

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
ALERTA is an acronym for A Learning Environment Response To All, a curriculum for young children developed at Columbia University. ALERTA placed a value on multiculturalism and bilingualism, and this program of 31 songs, performed by noted children's singer and guitarist Suni Paz, is devoted to songs from Latin America and the Caribbean. These are really brief tracks -- as short as 30 seconds, and only longer than two minutes in a couple of cases -- with both Spanish and English lyrics. They're sung capably by Paz, sometimes with sympathetic, unobtrusive accompanying vocalists, sometimes a cappella, and usually on guitar, although piano is also used. This LP and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
ALERTA is an acronym for A Learning Environment Response To All, a curriculum for young children developed at Columbia University. ALERTA placed a value on multiculturalism and bilingualism, and this program of 31 songs, performed by noted children's singer and guitarist Suni Paz, is devoted to songs from Latin America and the Caribbean. These are really brief tracks -- as short as 30 seconds, and only longer than two minutes in a couple of cases -- with both Spanish and English lyrics. They're sung capably by Paz, sometimes with sympathetic, unobtrusive accompanying vocalists, sometimes a cappella, and usually on guitar, although piano is also used. This LP and another Paz album on Folkways, Canciones para el Recreo: Children's Songs for the Playground, have been combined onto one CD by Smithsonian Folkways. That reissue has liner notes which print the lyrics, and also include English translations of Spanish lyrics.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2000
  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways
  • UPC: 093074505526
  • Catalog Number: 45055
  • Sales rank: 169,374

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Los Vecinos (1:42)
  2. 2 Naranja Dulce (0:47)
  3. 3 Little David (1:08)
  4. 4 Dis Lang Time Gal (1:54)
  5. 5 Pizza, Pizza, Daddy-O (1:19)
  6. 6 San Serení (0:56)
  7. 7 Andando, Andando/Tortitas, Tortitas (1:01)
  8. 8 Pon, Pon/Sana, Sana (1:08)
  9. 9 Brown Girl in the Ring (0:51)
  10. 10 Willoughby (1:15)
  11. 11 Room for Rent/Cinderella (1:15)
  12. 12 Mambru (1:19)
  13. 13 La Limón (0:59)
  14. 14 El Coquí (1:15)
  15. 15 La Rana (1:01)
  16. 16 Noah (2:06)
  17. 17 Head to Shoulders (1:55)
  18. 18 Little Sally Walker (1:20)
  19. 19 Que Llueva (1:00)
  20. 20 La Pájara Pinta (1:06)
  21. 21 Los Números (0:55)
  22. 22 La Manita (0:45)
  23. 23 Los Animalitos (0:34)
  24. 24 Walk Together Children (0:44)
  25. 25 Hush Little Baby (1:09)
  26. 26 A Sailor Went to Sea (1:11)
  27. 27 Brinca la Tablita (1:12)
  28. 28 Matarile (1:08)
  29. 29 Circle Around (0:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Suni Paz Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Suni Paz Liner Notes
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