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Alerta Sings & Songs for the Playground
Suni Paz
Alerta Sings & Songs for the Playground
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Children's Music, Latin Music
 
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Suni Paz has devoted her career to opening children?s minds to new languages and new sounds through music. This release includes two of her acclaimed Folkways children?s recordings. ALERTA Sings presents easy-to-learn song...  more »

      
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All Artists: Suni Paz
Title: Alerta Sings & Songs for the Playground
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Original Release Date: 1/1/2000
Re-Release Date: 1/25/2000
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Children's Music, Latin Music
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, Latin Pop, Latin Children's
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093074505526

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Album Description
Suni Paz has devoted her career to opening children?s minds to new languages and new sounds through music. This release includes two of her acclaimed Folkways children?s recordings. ALERTA Sings presents easy-to-learn songs from Latin America and the Caribbean. Canciones para el recreo presents fun songs from Argentina and Chile. Sunni is accompanied by children singing and a number of musicians playing Latin American instruments, includng guitar, charango, bombo, cuatro, and afuche. 20-page booklet, lyrics in English and Spanish, 63 minutes. Suni Paz ha dedicado su carrera a abrir las mentes de los niños a nuevos idiomas y nuevos sonidos a través de la música. Esta obra incluye dos de sus aclamadas grabaciones de música infantil para el sello Folkways. Alerta Signs presenta canciones caribeñas y latinoamericanas muy fáciles de aprender. Canciones para el recreo presenta, por su parte, entretenidas canciones de Argentina y Chile. Suni es acompañada por niños cantando y por algunos músicos que tocan instrumentos comunes en Latinoamérica como la guitarra, el charango, el bombo, el cuatro y el afuche. Cuadernillo de 20 páginas, letras en inglés y en español, 63 minutes.

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CD Reviews

Latin American and African American mix
Mona Molarsky | New York, NY | 04/25/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I have to agree with the Parents Choice reviewer. Suni Paz is one of the most outstanding children's singers--in any language--who's recorded during the last 25 years. Digging deep into the rich Latin American musical tradition, she's recorded a wealth of wonderful material that's perfect for children and infants. Adults will adore her too! Her approach is always soulful and quintessentially musical. However, the performance quality of the African-American songs on this album is not as fine. And that's a shame, when you consider some of the fabulous recordings of these African-American songs that are available! Some years ago, Santillana Publishing company put out a wonderful series of tapes by Suni Paz, which were accompanied by little books that included illustrations and the lyrics to the songs. The series was called "Libros Para Cantar" and it was a gem. Someday, I hope these wonderful recordings and books will be reissued! Meanwhile, you can certainly get a taste of the wonderful Suni Paz on "Alerta Sings.""
These Songs Stir Emotions With Many Cultures
MBH | Redlands, CA USA | 07/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am a teacher whose classroom represents a cultural rainbow. Both Hispanic and Black children and parents love these songs and quickly learn them. These songs fit together with Suni's voice and the the accompanying music. On more than one occasion Hispanic and Black American parents have literally been moved to tears remembering their own childhood songs when they hear this music.This CD is highly recommended for all elementary school classrooms."
OUTSTANDING AND FUN
Richard C. Johnson | Encinitas, CA USA | 05/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My grandkids love this CD. Lindsey is 5 and the twin boys are 7. The boys already speak fluent Spanish and Lindsey wants to keep up with them. When we have this CD on in the SUV, which is usually, they are always singing along, Spanish or English. Besides the above, my wife and I enjoy the CD. Suni Paz truely is wonderful. A must have for kids from 2 to 62. The later being me. Don't miss out on purchasing this on Amazon, as I noticed it was not that easy to find else where on the net. Every place seems to be sold out."