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Title:
Putumayo presents Latin playground
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : Putumayo World Music, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.
Language:
Spanish
Contents:
Guantanamera -- La Arána picua -- Lluvia de estrellas -- Mardi gras mambo -- Hanal weech -- Rodopiou -- Bomba le le -- Chocolate -- De Bolón pin pon -- Yo quiero -- América baila.
ISBN:
9781587590559
UPC:
790248020129
Format :
Music CD

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Central Library FOLKLATA .ZP993 PP Compact Disc Central Library
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Summary

One of the earlier additions to Putumayo's children's line, Latin Playground alternates between catering to children through music specifically for them and enriching the album with works that happen to be playful but were not necessarily made with children in mind. While this one is a little less adult-friendly than some of the others in the line, it still has enough variety to last for a good series of inevitable replays at the hands of kids. The album runs around the Latin spectrum quite well, taking in Mayan-language music from Lila Downs as easily as Flaco Jimenez's brand of Tejano. American folk with a mild Mexican influence is here, as is some forro from Nazare Pereira. The breadth of styles is quite something, and though the explorations are not particularly deep, that is certainly not a major detraction for a kids' album. Some of the other albums in the Putumayo kids' line may have a little more depth, but this one isn't bad at all, and can draw from the label's considerable expertise in Latin music at the same time. ~ Adam Greenberg


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