Spanish-singing artists persevering with Latin music’s legacy for the littlest ones
The music we hearken to as kids stays with us the remainder of our lives. When itemizing their influences, at this time’s Latin artists will invariably inform us in regards to the music they heard at residence. Those private household mixes, most frequently together with each genres native to their very own international locations – or these of their dad and mom – and English-language rock and pop – inevitably echo within the music they make at this time.
During Hispanic Heritage month, we discuss typically in regards to the previous, highlighting the musical contributions of historic figures to make sure they won’t be forgotten, and reviving the soundtracks of our childhoods for our personal children.
But legacy is in fact in regards to the future in addition to the previous. Here are artists dedicated to creating consciousness of Latin music, and selling language and tradition training for the littlest ones.
Mi Amigo Hamlet, Happy Land is Tierra Feliz
Guatemalan native and Chicago resident Hamlet Meneses makes use of his Latin various songs for youngsters to advertise bilingual training. His new album, Happy Land is Tierra Feliz, comes out at this time (Sept. 21.)
Sonia de los Santos, ¡Alegría!
Sonia de los Santos first got here to the eye of younger audiences and their dad and mom as a protege of kindie king Dan Zanes. The singer-songwriter says the objective of her new album, coming Oct. 5, is solely to make folks smile.
Luis Pescetti y Amigos, Magía Todo el Día
A solid of worldwide musicians flip poems by the revered Argentine kids’s performer and author Luis Pescetti into songs on this 2018 Latin-Grammy nominated album.
Rolf y Flor (The Pinker Tones), “Quiero Ser Explorador”
Some time in the past the members of Barcelona’s The Pinker Tones traded all-night raves for youngsters’s matinees the place they play the music of their bilingual ebook and music sequence Rolf y Flor. Their newest, Rolf y Flor en el Amazonas, referred to as for samba and different Brazilian beats. The lyrics are strictly for teenagers, however the music ought to please dad and mom, too.
Ana & Gio, “Qué Rico Es”
Mexican duo Ana & Gio’s authentic music is on the middle their early childhood improvement program that features courses, concert events and an album that was simply nominated for a 2018 Latin Grammy. Their music “Qué Rico Es” options salsero Gilberto Santa Rosa.
Evan and Vanessa “Sol,Sol,Sol”
Louisville couple Evan and Vanessa carry out what they invoice as “peaceable bilingual music for youngsters and households.” Ethereal vocals and stimulating rhythms are calming for infants, and for harried mothers and dads. The duo’s new album, In Our World There are No Strangers is due Sept. 28.
Various, Hold Tight, Shine Bright
Los Angeles’ Lucky Diaz and different well-known kids’s artists responded to the American authorities’s youngster separation coverage with this compilation. Money from album gross sales will go to The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), a nonprofit that gives authorized assist to refugee and immigrant households.
Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats, “La Cosecha”
Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats carried out swinging songs from their new album final month at Lollapalooza’s Kidzapalooza fest. The new launch, All the Sounds, contains “La Cosecha,” a celebratory tribute to group gardening, and a Piazzolla-style tango, “Howl to the Moon,” for Halloween.
Grupo Cantaro, The Hummingbird Sings and Dances: Latin American Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes
Montreal firm The Secret Mountain’s newest “audio Picture ebook” provide an introduction to conventional Latin American music from Mexico City’s Grupo Cantaro.