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One World, One Kid

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Charming world music sampler for a good cause.

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Excellent example of one kid doing something generous and fun that ends up making a difference.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this CD is a charming sampler of music from all over the world, framed by introductions recorded by a 6-year-old for a sick friend.

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Six-year-old Skyler Pia wanted to make a get-well present for a sick friend. The result is this very charming compilation, ONE WORLD, ONE KID, a collection of Putamayo World Music. Skyler narrated the CD with an introduction to each song and a bit of his own singing here and there, then gave it to his pal Erik, who'd recently been diagnosed with cancer. It didn't hurt that Skyler's dad owned a professional recording studio, and that a close family friend happened to be Bonnie Raitt. With her help, the project caught the attention of the folks at Putamayo Records, and an edited version was released as a benefit project for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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This album is lovely -- with authentic yet kid-friendly music from all over the world introduced with Skyler's sincere (not cloying) descriptions of six songs from Cape Verde, Australia, France, Jamaica, Colombia, and the U.S. One World, One Kid is a fine example of a homemade musical gift, and an example of one person making a difference in the world. It's also a very fitting memorial to Skyler's friend Erik, who died of cancer at the age of 10.

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  • Families can talk about their own possible ideas for homemade musical gifts, and how one person can make a difference.

Music details

Artist:Various Artists
Release date:January 22, 2006
Label:Putumayo World Music
Genre:World music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 December 6, 2012

one world one kid

This album is lovely -- with authentic yet kid-friendly music from all over the world introduced with Skyler's sincere (not cloying) descriptions of six songs from Cape Verde, Australia, France, Jamaica, Colombia, and the U.S. One World, One Kid is a fine example of a homemade musical gift, and an example of one person making a difference in the world. It's also a very fitting memorial to Skyler's friend Erik, who died of cancer at the age of 10. Families can talk about their own possible ideas for homemade musical gifts, and how one person can make a difference.
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