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A Child's Celebration Of The World
Genres: Folk, Pop, Children's Music
Children celebrate the world through calypso, Cajun, an Irish ballad, and even a spunky breakbeat Latin rap. Ninth in the Child's Celebration series from Music for Little People, A Child's Celebration of the World is a vir... more »
Children celebrate the world through calypso, Cajun, an Irish ballad, and even a spunky breakbeat Latin rap. Ninth in the Child's Celebration series from Music for Little People, A Child's Celebration of the World is a virtual Epcot for the ears. This is a fun, funky, parent- and kid-friendly education. Longtime family favorite Raffi sings "Just Like You and Me," which teaches commonality in diversity. The Chenille Sisters' "On a Vacation" teaches kids how to speak funny phrases in German, Japanese, and Spanish: "I forgot to pack my underwear," "My sister needs a diaper change," and "Beans certainly are a musical fruit," respectively. Sweet Honey in the Rock count in French, Japanese, Swahili, and Spanish. Kids are bound to giggle through countless playings and will surely put their newly acquired linguistic skills to the test. --Paige La Grone
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Great fun and educational
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this CD! It is fun and educational at the same time. I like the introduction to different languages and culture."
Great music - cultural mistakes
Sakura | Japan | 10/03/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Basically I love the CD and my 8 month old son has lots of smiles and flailing arms while listening to the up-beat, catchy tunes. Unfortunately, I noticed a cultural mistake which leaves me wondering about the other bits included. In the song about "Family Vacation" (which on the whole presents a wonderfully positive attitude towards language learning and diversity), the artists have chosen CHINESE music as a back drop for the verse regarding a vacation to JAPAN. As I live in Japan and my husband is Japanese this is quite a difficult mistake to overlook. Instead of promoting cultural awareness it seems to underline the insensitivity of westerners who lump the whole Asian culture into things being "Chinese." I was very disappointed....... That said...I still listen to the CD often and even sing along with the vacation song.... it really is a great song otherwise. I truly wish that somewhere along the way someone checked the accuracy of the cultural representations. I wonder if there are any others that I simply don't notice."
Excellent CD - Highly Recommended!
mikidzmom | 06/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is full of songs specifically for children, many with children singing and/or encouraging interaction. My 5 year old especially loves the counting songs. I love that it introduces my children to unique cultures from around the world. And, it makes for great listening for a parent too - and I say that after listening to it over and OVER in the car!"