WORLD PLAYGROUND:A MUSICAL ADVENTURE FOR KIDS includes a diverse collection of highly original and engaging kids songs from 12 countries on six continents. The program also includes several unique features specially designed to provide children with a means to better understand the music and its origins, languages, geography, historical background and cultural orientation.
“By utilizing world music as a passport to learning, we can bring people of all ages together through a shared, positive experience,” says Storper. “World music has the ability to transport people to places far beyond their local community and discover the treasures that lie beneath the sounds. By using WORLD PLAYGROUND as a catalyst, our goal is to introduce children and their parents to an environment that bridges the gap that exists between people of different cultural backgrounds.”
An accessible introduction to styles like reggae, salsa,Afropop, zydeco, and blues, WORLD PLAYGROUND‘s appeal is not limited to children, but follows in Putumayo’s tradition in providing an excellent diversity of world music that attracts audiences of all age groups.
The CD includes expansive liner notes written in kid-friendly language that explains the music and cultural background of each song; full song lyrics and translations; each song is represented by a four-color, two-page spread featuring original artwork (by Nicola Heindl, the artist whose work has graced the covers of all Putumayo compilations).