¡BUENOS DÍAS! is a tour de force celebration of the vibrant music, language, and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. The music transports kids on a magical ride from Spain in Sonidos del flamenco (Sounds of Flamenco) to Mexico Cascarones (the lively eggshell tradition) to the Andes (Manzanita de Perú and Arbolito de Perú), finally culminating in a trip across the entire Spanish-speaking world in Se Habla Español (We Speak Spanish). Irresistible salsa, merengue, flamenco, reggae, and Andean rhythms encourage kids to sing along as they learn traditional Latin American foods in El Tamal No Está Mal (The Tamale Isn’t Bad), animals in ¿Cómo Se Llama La Llama? (What’s the Llama’s Name?), and musical instruments in Hagamos Música (Let’s Make Music). And, in this challenging time for kids and parents, the sensational soprano voice of award-winning Cuban-American singer, Ileana Pérez, soothes the spirit with her exquisite renditions of the beloved Spanish lullaby Duérmete Mi Niño and Niña (Sleep My Little One), and the hauntingly beautiful original lullaby Cuando Llegue La Noche (When the Night Comes). Lyrics, translations, and a vocabulary guide are available for free download as an easy reference guide for parents and teachers. Get ready to say “Buenos días” to a world of Spanish-learning fun!
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About the Artists
Jorge Anaya is an award-winning singer and songwriter, who has delighted audiences of all ages across the United States and Latin America. Jorge’s music CDs of original and traditional Spanish songs — released under the Whistlefritz label — have won over 50 awards from the most prestigious organizations in children’s music and media. In addition to appearing in Whistlefritz’s award-winning language-learning videos, Jorge has performed at the White House, U.S. Capitol, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Shakespeare Theatre, GALA Theatre, Teatro de La Luna, and in countless venues in the nation’s capital.
Award-winning soprano Ileana Pérez began her career in her native Cuba. Her exquisite voice has been heard around the world as the lead soprano for the National Choir of Cuba and in performances with the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba. Ileana’s performances continue to delight audiences of all ages in the Washington, DC and Baltimore areas, where she currently resides.
Didier Prossaird‘s irresistible music is as unique as his background. The versatile bandleader, performer, and composer was born and raised in France, performed extensively in Saint Barth’s, and currently resides in Washington, D.C. where he is the bandleader of the acclaimed salsa band Sin Miedo. Didier performs regularly in the US, Caribbean, and Europe.