World Playground: A Musical Adventure for Kids
Kids can be a pretty discerning audience -- and uncompromisingly critical. But young music appreciators will find nothing to complain about with this collection. No nursery rhymes here; this is adult world music by international stars -- Taj Mahal, Ricardo Lemvo, Buckwheat Zydeco, even French anarchist rocker Manu Chao (!) Performing their most engaging, tuneful, songs, the artists here paint a luminous, friendly picture of our musical planet. The colorful liner notes boast lyrics and translations for kids, and even a bit of polysyllabic multicultural theory for the little ones.
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- Putumayo World Music
Performance CreditsTaj Mahal Track Performer
Buckwheat Zydeco Track Performer
Cedella Marley Booker Track Performer
Touré Kunda Track Performer
Ricardo Lemvo Track Performer
Nazare Pereira Track Performer
Eric Bibb Track Performer
Teresa Doyle Track Performer
Manu Chao Track Performer
Shlomo Gronich Track Performer
Glykeria Track Performer
Needed Time Track Performer
Trevor Adamson Track Performer
Makina Loca Track Performer
Colibri Track Performer
Sheba Choir Track Performer
Technical CreditsDan Storper Executive Producer
Nicola Heindl Illustration Concept
Jacob Edgar Liner Notes
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I bought this for my 10 month old daughter not knowing what to expect but hoping for music that we could both enjoy that wasn't too "childish". I find myself enjoying it as much as she does. I love learning the lyrics to songs in foreign languages. Each song is just so wonderfully performed. Every child and adult alike should own this cd.
I bought this cd 3 years ago when my daughter was born. We've played it over and over and over again and it's never gotten old for us as parents or for my kids.
I purchased this CD as fun background music for a "zoo" - themed birthday party. My boys - 5 and 2 - love dancing to the songs. My 5 year old likes finding out where the songs are from. I enjoy the rhythms, too.