Category Archives: Culture (Spanish)

“SONIDOS DEL FLAMENCO” (Sounds of Flamenco)

Flamenco dancer Sara Jerez (aka María in the Whistlefritz videos) and her husband, flamenco guitarist, Ricardo Marlow, created this awesome introduction to flamenco music and dance. Kids can clap, play castanets, and stomp along to the catchy lyrics and rhythm, as they learn words and phrases associated with flamenco. This song –SONIDOS DEL FLAMENCO – […]

“MANZANITA DE PERÚ” (Little Apple from Peru)

This amazing song takes the game MANZANITA DE PERÚ and sets it to magical Andean music.  Kids hear the traditional Andean instruments of the zampoñas and chajchasas as they learn the Spanish words for numbers and the question “How old are you?” The song, performed by Ileana Pérez and Andrés Mallea of The Mystic Warriors, […]

“SEÑORA SANTANA”

Any parent of a toddler can empathize with this dilemma: a child is crying because he lost his apple, but can’t be soothed with another apple, because he wants the one that was his! While that description sounds like the set up for a raucous song about a toddler temper tantrum, this traditional Spanish song […]

“A MI BURRO”

My donkey is sick! In this beloved Spanish folksong, the doctor treats the donkey’s different ailments from head to toe until the donkey is finally healthy. The song teaches Spanish words for parts of the body as well as how to say that something hurts. This country music version of the song is a lively […]

“CARNAVAL”

It’s time to dance, sing, and have a parade! It’s Carnaval! This high-energy Spanish children’s song — “CARNAVAL” — teaches action words associated with the celebration of the season known as Carnaval. The song, performed by Ileana Pérez, is from the Whistlefritz CD CARNAVAL — Spanish Learning Songs. Song “CARNAVAL” from the Whistlefritz CD CARNAVAL. CARNAVAL […]

“DEBAJO UN BOTÓN”

Under a button that Martin found, there was a tiny, little mouse. Infused with the rhythm of the Congo, this soukous arrangement is an exciting new musical twist on the beloved traditional Spanish children’s song — “DEBAJO UN BOTÓN.” Kids will love singing the percussive repetition of the last syllable of each line in the […]

“LA CUCARACHA”

Esta canción tradicional en español es bien conocida y muy querida en todo el mundo. Como ocurre con muchas canciones tradicionales antiguas en muchas lenguas, algunos de los versos no son adecuados para niños. Por eso hemos conservado el estribillo de toda la vida, pero con una letra educativa y apta para los más pequeños. […]

“VENGAN A VER MI GRANJA”

Like the English folksong, “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”, this traditional Spanish children’s song – “VENGAN A VER MI GRANJA” – teaches children the different animals that live on a farm and the sounds they make. The song, performed by Jorge Anaya, is from Whistlefritz’s CD ¡A BAILAR! – Spanish Learning Songs. The scene is […]

“LOS NÚMEROS”

Kids affectionately call this song the “Cha, cha, cha Song”.   In addition to teaching kids about the style of music known as “cha cha”, this song teaches Spanish numbers from 1 to 100.  The song, performed by Jorge Anaya, is from Whistlefritz’s CD CHA, CHA, CHA – Spanish Learning Songs. Song “LOS NÚMEROS” from the […]

“EL BARCO CHIQUITO”

Have you ever heard of a boat too tiny to sail? That’s the case in this catchy, traditional Spanish children’s song. The song teaches children to count in Spanish as 1, 2, 3, ….7 weeks go by and still the tiny boat can’t sail. The song, performed by Jorge Anaya, is from Whistlefritz’s CD CHA, […]