A catchy melody and a rhyming lyric invite singing along, no matter what the language.
The Putumayo Kids team searched worldwide for songs that are easy to sing along with. World Sing-Along includes familiar tunes like Jorge Anaya’s cumbia version of “La Cucaracha,” and the Fiddler’s Green Bush Band’s sprightly arrangement of “Waltzing Matilda” as well as Father Goose’s Jamaican rendition of the American folk song “Jig Jog Jee.” Top U.S. children’s music artist Dan Zanes is featured on that song as well as “Jamaican Farewell,” which he performs with Anjelique Kidjo. As they sing along, kids will learn a little Portuguese with the greeting song, “Como Vai” (by Brazilian artist Hélio Ziskind, some Spanish with Jorge Conde y Ola Fresca, with their salsa tune “Pititi y Titi,” and even “A Little Mandarin” with Shàng Xué Gē. Frances England and Asheba, are among the other familiar artists with songs featured on World Sing-Along.
This vibrant album is capped with a particularly uplifting song, “Around the World,” performed by the Pihcintu Multicultural Children’s Choir, whose members are refugee girls mostly from war-torn regions.
Putumayo World Music will contribute $5,000 from sales of World Sing-Along during the period October 2012 through October 2014 to Population Services International (PSI) in support of its Five & Alive® campaign to ensure that all children have a healthy start to life, no matter where they are born. For more information about PSI, please visit www.psi.org.