Latin Lullaby

Music review by
Marina Torres-Nemeth, Common Sense Media
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Latin rhythms are atmospheric and enchanting.

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The term "negrito" isn't used as a racial slur by Hispanics, although it might be considered inappropriate in some households.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this CD is a good resource for exploring more traditional examples from the rich Latin musical culture. Early exposure to Latin music's unique syncopated rhythms nurtures a natural rhythmic understanding in young children.

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What's the story?

With few good recordings of Latin lullabies available, this CD marks an important undertaking in gathering and preserving this rich music for future generations. LATIN LULLABY is a wonderful collection of traditional Latin bedtime songs. Bambalalão is particularly restful and whimsical, with its low drone and sounds of snoring accompanying the flowing Brazilian melody. \"Drume Negrita\" is a Cuban standard, and grabs listeners with its Bolero-style melody. The final cut, \"Veronica's Dream,\" may seem a little too festive for bedtime, even though the lyrics repeat \"goodnight, pussycat,\" but many will enjoy the visions of tropical paradise this traditional Cuban acoustic tune evokes.

Is it any good?

Latin Lullaby is an enchanting and soothing listen that is sure to calm your little one. Artists include some of the foremost composers, singers, and instrumentalists of yesteryear, as well as current leaders of Latin music representing many countries. The a cappella songs are simple, charming, and touching, and you may find yourself quickly learning them to sing to your child.

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  • Families can talk about whether they can detect any differences in the Spanish dialects and accents of different countries. Older kids can follow along with the translations to learn a bit of Spanish and Portuguese. The CD is also calming and rhythmic for easing into bedtime.

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