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World Playground

Putumayo Presents Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
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Putumayo World Music was established in 1993 to introduce people to other cultures through great international music. The label grew out of the Putumayo clothing company, founded by Dan Storper in 1975 and sold in 1997. Putumayo has become known for its upbeat, melodic compilations of world and American roots music characterized by the company’s motto: “Guaranteed to make you feel ... Read more in Amazon's Putumayo Presents Store

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  • Audio CD (24 Aug 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Putumayo
  • ASIN: B00000JT4P
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,750 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4. Waltzing Matilda - Trevor Adamson
5. Home by Barna - Teresa Doyle
6. Mardi Gras Mambo - Buckwheat Zydeco
7. Tik Tik Tak - Glykeria
8. Bongo Bong - Manu Chao
9. Boom Boom Tarara - Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca
10. Bonjour Pra Voce - Nazare Pereira
11. Memories of Africa - Shlomo Gronich & The Sheba Choir
12. Just Keep Goiní On - Eric Bibb and Needed Time

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Subtitled "A Musical Adventure For Kids", World Playground is the kind of album everyone in the family should hear. It's a collection of children's songs from around the world sung mostly in their native languages and presented in attractive and tuneful arrangements. The songs travel from Africa to the Caribbean, from Australia to North America. It's enjoyable and entertaining to journey from "Waltzing Matilda", sung in the Aboriginal language called Pitjantjatjara, to Buckwheat Zydeco's "Mardi Gras Mambo", then cross over to Greece for the bouzouki strumming and rousing chorus of "Tik Tik Tak", before heading for Brazil and "Good Morning To You" (sung in Portuguese and Patua). Produced by the well-known World Music label, Putumayo, the album comes with an excellent and colourful booklet which explains the songs and prints translations. There is something of a North American slant to the selections (nothing from Asia or the Far East, for example), but still the album has a lot of fun demonstrating how similar so many diverse musical cultures are, and how much we all have in common with each other. As the album says, it's "guaranteed to make you feel good!" --Mark Walker

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53 of 53 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
After listening to this C.D at a friends house, whose son had been given it as birthday gift, i was hooked. Although it is aimed at a young audience (it comes complete with stickers), I genuinly feel that its rich range of culturally diverse music has something to offer everyone. 'Three little birds' is a well known Bob Marley song and on this albumn, his mother, who sings it, brings it to life with classic reggae charm. Along similar lines is Manu Chao's 'Bongo Bong'. A chilled, funky French tune based around the story of bongo playing monkey! This really has got to be heard. This is a C.D that consists of 12 excellent songs. Many of which are sung in the original language in which they were written. World Playground also comes with a booklet that provides a brief history on the origin of each song, the story behind it, lyrics and translations. An exciting example of music from all over the globe, from the mellow beats of Africa to the traditional Rembetiko love song of Greece. This is definetly, a must have.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it! 19 April 2009
By J. Reah
Format:Audio CD
This is a fantastic cd - I have a 7 year old and a 4 year old and they both love singing along to this. The words are easy to pick up even when in other languages and great when the kids start learning French and Spanish. I recommend this to anyone fed up with the nursery rhymes and annoying songs aimed at children. As a family we all have our favorite songs on this cd and love listening to this in the car. Also a great introduction to world music for children.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars World Playground CD 11 July 2010
By Jojo
Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD for my Pre-school, having read glowing reviews about it...definately justified. The children love it, whether listening to specific songs, or dancing when it is on in the background. I'll be looking to purchase other CDs in the range. Great product for promoting multicultural teaching.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 10 Jan 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Very enjoyable - world rhythms to put a bounce in your day. Not just for children, just for anyone who loves music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great music for all the family 16 Aug 2009
Format:Audio CD
Another Putamayo hit. High quality original music that shows you don't need a sickly sweet voice to perform appealing music for kids. Good mixture of instrumental and vocal music in a mix of styles. Very catchy. Highly recommended. Something the whole family can enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great 2 Aug 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Lots of classics that were familiar to my class. The words provided and extra element as we were able to learn the songs easily.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for children 23 Feb 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
We used this CD for a project on world music. The children thoroughly enjoyed the songs, and danced with enthusiasm!
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5.0 out of 5 stars pleased with item 1 Oct 2013
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It is a wonderful CD and I use it weekly as I am a music teacher. Excellent content and i have enjoyed listening to the music.
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4.0 out of 5 stars If you love world music
This is a lovely combination of world music both for adults and children. Personally there are 1 or 2 tunes that I don't like, but that happens when you by a cd. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Miranda
5.0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful World!!
World playground includes various artists from different countries and various styles of music. I find this very appropriate for children to listen to; they widen their music... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Claire Blanchet
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
My son was 'weaned' on this CD and now that he is 21 months it is instantly recognisable and he always want to dance to it. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mr. G. Regis
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect!
My 19month daughter dances around with almost every song! And I usually join her! This music is not only for kids! I strongly recommend it for a family gift!
Published 16 months ago by Esme
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes you smile
Happy shining cd- even for my twins, aged 2, who dance with me in the rythm of most of the songs and try to sing the African ones.Certainly a positive addition to our cd-library
Published 18 months ago by Evie E.
5.0 out of 5 stars World Playground by Putumaya
I bought this CD to use with small groups of adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Mrs Julia Priestley
5.0 out of 5 stars Super!
I bought this for a primary 1 (4/5 year olds) class as part of the topic of 'Holidays'. I wanted the children to get a flavour of children's music from different countries and... Read more
Published on 19 Jan 2011 by K
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