Brazilian Playground

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Amy Weaver, Common Sense Media
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Upbeat and soulful sounds from stellar artists.

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A portion of Putumayo's proceeds are donated to the Axe Project, which promotes education and rights for disadvantage Brazilian children.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the 13 songs on Putumayo's latest collection for kids are sung in Brazilian Portuguese. They are full of zest and flavor, making them perfect background music for dinner, playtime, or car rides. Grown-ups who enjoy Brazilian music will like this CD almost as much as kids.

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What's the story?

BRAZILIAN PLAYGROUND, the ninth CD in Putumayo Kids' education series, features some of the country's most revered artists, including Teresa Cristina (samba superstar) and Gilberto Gil. Songs about broken-down (but beloved) cars and a festival celebrating a bull that dies and comes back to life every year will make kids smile. And the abundant liner notes, which are supplemented by a free downloadable learning guide from Putumayo's site, make the songs come alive with the culture and history of Brazil.

Is it any good?

The stellar lineup and happy mix of bossa nova and forro tunes (popular dance music from the Northeast) make a great soundtrack for both active family fun and chilling out. The tunes are full of zest and flavor, making them perfect background music for dinner, playtime, or car rides. Grown-ups who enjoy Brazilian music will like this CD almost as much as kids.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what makes Brazil so musical, and how music can be part of everyday life. Families can look at the multilingual liner notes, which include photos, a map of Brazil, and a glossary of musical terms. See if you can tell the difference between bossa nova and samba.

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