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Rough Guide to World Music for Children
     

The Rough Guide to World Music for Children

 

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Following two excellent children's collections of African and Latin music, respectively, this well-curated Rough Guide compilation is aimed at listeners in mid-childhood (ages seven through 11), who have outgrown kiddie records but may not be ready for more adult fare. That said, there's nothing condescending or particularly

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Following two excellent children's collections of African and Latin music, respectively, this well-curated Rough Guide compilation is aimed at listeners in mid-childhood (ages seven through 11), who have outgrown kiddie records but may not be ready for more adult fare. That said, there's nothing condescending or particularly childish about any of the tracks here, except that they tend toward the uplifting and they reflect the kind of diversity of style and culture that savvy parents will want to display to their offspring. From the soul-stirring acoustic pop of British duo Chris While & Julie Matthews to the funky Mongolian folk of Beijing's Hanggai, the track list is a sonic world tour of indigenous sounds. Other standout tracks include the bubbly "Bula Bula" by Mozambique's Mabulu and the life-affirming "Brasil em Brasa" by Brazilan group Roge. The Amsterdam Klezmer Band's track may incite lively discussions among budding musicologists about the link between klezmer and reggae. A groovy remix of Dean Martin's "Mambo Italiano" -- guaranteed to cause an outbreak of smiles and dancing -- kicks off a bonus disc of super-infectious dance tracks by an array of international artists. Neither kids nor adults will be able to remain seated when they hear the Spam All-Stars play "Charanga E-350."

Product Details

Release Date:
03/16/2010
Label:
World Music Network
UPC:
0605633123623
catalogNumber:
1236
Rank:
84276

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Technical Credits

Henry Mancini   Composer
Joe Cuba   Composer
Astor Piazzolla   Composer
Oscar D'León   Composer
Cheo Feliciano   Composer
Joe Arroyo   Composer
Jimmy Kennedy   Composer
Bonny Cepeda   Composer
Bob Merrill   Composer
Kiko Veneno   Composer
Julie Matthews   Composer
Chris While   Composer
Daniel Melingo   Composer
Federico García Lorca   Composer
Nat Simon   Composer
Tite Curet Alonso   Composer
Arlindo Cruz   Composer
Sami Ali   Composer
Sandra Alayon-Stanton   translation
Traditional   Composer
Damián Bolotín   Arranger
Alex Acosta   Arranger
Gijs Levelt   Composer
Gabriel Moura   Composer
Jose Conde   Composer
Adriana Garcia   translation
Marlon Sette   Composer
Ayhan Sicimoglu   Arranger
João Sabiá   Composer
Yeomanson   Composer
Carlos Adorno   Composer
McGoldrick   Arranger
Robin Haller   Arranger
Matteo Scumaci   Arranger
Marcelinho Da Lua   Composer
M. Shimizu   Composer
S. Hantel   Composer
Frantic Kam   Engineer
Joaquim Dimande   Composer
Irène Rognier   translation
Sergio Gonzalez Siaba   Composer

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