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Kids World Party

By Dan Storper, July 9, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Dan Storper
Read on for a chance to win a 14-CD set from Putumayo’s Kids Playground series along with Kids World Party. Dan Storper is the CEO and Founder of Putumayo World Music. Kids World Party, a global medley of fun tunes from Trinidad to South Africa, launches the new Kids Party music series for Putumayo. Like the acclaimed Playground and Dreamland collections, Kids Party is sure to please adults too! With the release of World Playground in 1999, Putumayo Kids established its children’s music collections as passports to learning about the world’s cultures. Kids World Party marks a return to these global roots with 12 fun, danceable songs accompanied by a multilingual (English, Spanish, French, German), child-friendly booklet that explores how children worldwide celebrate special occasions. The CD comes enclosed in a new eco-friendly package without a plastic tray. Kids World Party also marks the start of a very special relationship with Amnesty International, in commemoration of the Noble Peace Prize-winning organization’s 50th anniversary, and continues a long Putumayo tradition of tying music and humanitarian work together in a seamless fashion. Fifty cents from the sale of each Kids World Party CD will go to Amnesty in support of their work to promote and protect human rights worldwide. A sampling of the artists featured on Kids World Party include famed Indian pop and Bollywood singer Lucky Ali, who contributes “Kitni Haseen Zindagi,” a song that celebrates life. South Africa’s Sharon Katz and The Peace Train, whom Nelson Mandela appointed as a Cultural Ambassador of the nation, has thrilled international audiences with the beats and harmonies of their music, and delights listeners with “Sanalwami.” The infectious “Afro-Cuban Funk” of Cuban-American band PALO! is heard on their song “Quimbombó” — the Spanish word for okra, a type of vegetable used to make stews in Louisiana, Cuba and Africa. Watch and hear a sample in this music video. Also featured on Kids World Party is bilingual (English-French) singer Will Stroet, an award-winning Canadian musician whose song “Le boogie à vélo” tells children that you can boogie even while riding a bike safely. U.S. musicians Tom Freund and Friends performs the participatory song “Freezedance” and fellow American Eric Bibb rounds out the collection with Jackie Wilson’s classic soul tune “Higher and Higher.” We think this CD is going to be the hit of your next kids’ party. In that light, what’s the best kids’ party you ever created or attended? Leave a comment below by July 26th for a chance to win a 14-CD collection from Putumayo Kids Playground series plus the newly released Kids World Party. That’s a lot of music! One comment will be selected randomly to win. Good luck!
Category: Music




Elizabeth says ...
We have several of the Putumayo Kids cds and love them! Thanks for the opportunity to win the rest!
07/09/2011 5:51:14 AM CDT
Krystal P says ...
I just threw my son a Mickey Mouse birthday party. We went all out, it was a whole lot of fun. I made Mickey ears for everyone in attendance and they still love them!
07/09/2011 6:12:36 AM CDT
Kristin O says ...
I have the idea to do a garden party. It could be at a pretty park, farm, or backyard and kids plant a veggie, fruit or herb to take home as a party favor. A petting zoo could be a nice activity too.
07/09/2011 8:37:57 AM CDT
Angie says ...
Love this music! Would love it for my 5 grandkids! Best kids party? Must be a neighborhood "field day" & sock-puppet show coordinated by one of the dads -- many years ago. Everyone was involved in the fun on a shady lawn beneath tall oaks.
07/09/2011 12:10:13 PM CDT
April Jackson says ...
My seven year old son, Isaiah and three year old daughter, Leila are dancin' fools! I'd love to watch them to boogie to this CD!Choose me! :)
07/09/2011 2:43:47 PM CDT
Kristin says ...
I think my nephews would enjoy this!
07/09/2011 2:59:03 PM CDT
Reema says ...
The best kids party we ever attended was one of my daughter's friends. She has a large farm yard in upstate NY, and the children played in the garden and splashed in mud puddles. It was messy, but they couldn't have had more fun. Our favorite Putumayo Kids CDs are New Orleans Playground and Celtic lullabies.
07/09/2011 6:54:53 PM CDT
terri perkins says ...
I'm a early childhood educator and this would be a great addition to my classroom.
07/10/2011 10:57:13 AM CDT
Leigh S says ...
My students love the "Animal Playground" CD that I use during teacher directed PE!
07/10/2011 11:01:56 AM CDT
Emily luker says ...
Swimming pool plus dirt cake spells a fun summer birthday!
07/13/2011 11:59:42 AM CDT
Emily luker says ...
Swimming pool plus dirt cake spells a fun summer birthday!
07/13/2011 11:59:42 AM CDT
Beth M. says ...
This CD sounds like fun! For my daughter's 4th birthday, we threw her a Classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Birthday Party (old one NOT the new one!) We had games that centered around each character like a Donut Eating contest for Agustus Gloop. We also had a chocolate fountain, an entire table filled with candy so they could go candy shopping afterwards and a giant cake loaded with lollipops and giant gummy bears. The kids had a blast and it was so much fun creating it! (Although I do admit it wasn't the healthiest!) ;)
07/13/2011 2:25:16 PM CDT
Lucy says ...
The best kids party we attended was at an empty warehouse. The host brought in tables, chairs, games and crafts. The kids was able to run free and do whatever craft they chose. They were not on a schedule and there was plenty of people to help them. My son said he did not hear "don't spill" once!
07/13/2011 3:04:24 PM CDT
Valerie pagano says ...
Build a bear! Was a great wAy to celebrate a birthday,
07/13/2011 6:07:50 PM CDT
Jennifer Rich says ...
My daughter's 5th birthday is August 14 and we are doing a "camping" theme. We will set up the tent and do smores, bubbles, "find the hidden bugs", etc.
07/13/2011 6:09:29 PM CDT
Michelle F. says ...
My daughter loves music, so I'll definitely be checking these out for her. It's so great to expose little ones to other cultures, especially through music. :)
07/13/2011 6:15:43 PM CDT
Allie says ...
Wow,those sound awesome!
07/13/2011 6:20:18 PM CDT
Janet says ...
My favorite kids party was held at a flight simulator place for my son & his friends. I even gave the flight simulator a whirl, even though I crashed each time I was trying to take off from the aircraft carrier.
07/13/2011 6:23:32 PM CDT
EricaW says ...
The best party was just my 2year old, her daddy and myself digging into her cake and watching her wear her new backpack!
07/13/2011 6:25:45 PM CDT
Elizabeth Weltin says ...
Love this series! Hope we can get our own library!
07/13/2011 6:30:57 PM CDT
Cecilia says ...
We went to a great birthday party at a friend's house recently. 15 3 year olds jumping in a jump house, eating cupcakes, playing in water. So much fun!
07/13/2011 6:31:37 PM CDT
Cassondra says ...
The best party I've created was for kids at a daycare I work for! We did finding nemo style and the kids got to dress up in swimsuits and go swimming, coloring Nemo pictures, watch Finding Nemo, eating blue jello with gummy fish, and bake their own cupcakes and decorate with colored frosting, sprinkles, and gummy worms and fish!
07/13/2011 6:33:02 PM CDT
Kelly says ...
We are whole foods junkies! One of best birthdays was when me my daughter n a friend went to wholefoods loaded up crackers,snacks,and sm cake then threw a tea party! Afterwards went to local pond and had a picnic. This was a simple yet memorable birthday. Peace,luck, and love to all who share such special memories on this page :)
07/13/2011 6:38:30 PM CDT
Cathy says ...
I did a mardi gras party were we did pin the teeth on the alligator, ate King cake from New orleans, Pralines and homemade Jambalaya. We played zydeco and new orleans jazz. The Jambalaya was the surprise hit - even with the little kids.
07/13/2011 6:38:51 PM CDT
Kathy Nelson says ...
It's always a party in our house. When Putomayo is playing, the kids are dancing and singing! When rain changed our birthday plans, we dressed up and turned up the volume on World Playground. Thanks for saving the day!
07/13/2011 6:40:23 PM CDT