Embark on a musical celebration with this festive collection of Spanish children’s songs from Whistlefritz, the award-winning producer of language programs for kids. Your Spanish-learning journey begins with a tour of the Spanish-speaking world in ¿De dónde eres? (Where are you from?), and continues with irresistible celebration-themed songs – Carnaval, Halloween, Thanksgiving – that teach children Spanish words for celebrations, family, food, camping, feelings, and much more! From calypso, soca, and soukous to New Orleans second line, jazz, Latin, and country, the CD’s diverse musical styles are a carnaval for the ears, featuring exciting new twists on beloved Spanish folksongs such as A mi burro (My donkey), Debajo un botón (Under a button), Señora Santana, and L’araña pequeñita (The itsy, bitsy spider). Kids and adults alike will enjoy listening to the masterful musicianship and catchy melodies performed by Cuban-American vocalist Ileana Pérez and musician-composer Didier Prossaird.
Lyrics, translations, and a vocabulary guide are available as an easy reference guide for parents and teachers. Join the Carnaval and you’ll be singing along in Spanish in no time!
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About the Artists
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.