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The rhythm is gonna get you! This disc invites kids to explore the music of Latin America, where drums and dancing feet are the only necessities for a good time. Latin Playground presents some of the most distinguished performers from Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, and nearby regions. Buena Vista Social Club chanteuse Omara Portuondo gets the party started with the popular "Guantanamera," while Cubanismo blend the sounds of mambo and New Orleans R&B on their Latin version of the classic "Mardi Gras Mambo." Songs range from the silly -- Lila Downs's "Hanal Weech" tells a Mexican Indian story of a man who thinks his girlfriend smells like an armadillo -- to the sincere, such as Uruguayan poet Ruben Rada's "Yo Quiero," which expresses the hope for love, fun, and freedom for children around the world. Rudy Regalado & Chevere tie up this stellar collection with the outstanding "America Baila," an upbeat paean to hope and unity that incorporates Brazilian samba and Caribbean soca. Latin Playground also includes informative liner notes, presented in both English and Spanish, detailing each song's origin and style. This lively, bilingual disc will brighten any playroom with warm Latin sounds and positive themes.
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Performance CreditsFlaco Jiménez Track Performer
¡Cubanismo! Track Performer
Terri Hendrix Track Performer
Lila Downs Track Performer
Technical CreditsJoseíto Fernandez Composer
Dan Storper Executive Producer
Nicola Heindl Illustrations
Jacob Edgar Liner Notes,Concept,Creation
Luis Gavilondo translation
Emi Gittleman Concept,Creation