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World Playground

4.6 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Audio CD (24 Aug. 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Putumayo
  • ASIN: B00000JT4P
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,230 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Fatou Yo - Toure Kunda
  2. La Mariposa - Colibri
  3. Three Little Birds - Cedella Booker-Marley & Taj Mahal
  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 Goin’ On - Eric Bibb and Needed Time

Product Description

Product Description

This lively collection of global songs takes children and parents on a musical journey to faraway places where they can be introduced to other people and places around the world. A trip to the World Playground makes exploring other cultures a adventure for music fans of all ages! Featured artists include Manu Chao,Taj Mahal and Cedella Marley Booker.

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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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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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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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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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I bought this CD to use with small groups of adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities. I am really impressed with the diverse range of songs on here and how much you had to dance to the music! My group loved the music as soon as it began and were playing along with percussion and moving to the music. I am having very good results also with some people who are on the autistic spectrum and are responding really well to this CD - one man stayed in the group throughout the whole session and moved to the music which is something he has not done before. Another lady who is usually not verbal said a couple of words very clearly whilst listening to this CD so thank you very much. I would highly recommend this CD to anyone who loves music. I will be buying more in this series as soon as I can! Thank you.
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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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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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It's ok. The kids don't find it that interesting and some songs are very cheesy. In terms of representing the world, it's not great. I have created a better world music playlist on iTunes, which the kids find a lot more fun.
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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. However the rest of the cd is very enjoyable. The sellers offered a fast and reliable service.
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