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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




Emilie says ...
Our best kids party was my son's 4th. He rode out on a wagon for everyone to sing happy birthday. He had the biggest smile on his face.
07/20/2011 8:37:45 AM CDT
Brina says ...
I love the putamayo cds and the idea behind them.
07/20/2011 7:34:40 PM CDT
Ingemar Hulthage says ...
My grandkids love the World Music CDs!
07/25/2011 9:14:14 AM CDT
Sharon Jones says ...
Best kids party we ever created was my son's 7th. It was a father-son party at the Pawsox. We bought 25 tickets and gave them early (so no worries about transportation). We even put our rain date down on invitation with tickets just in case. Goodie bags were included in the package. All had an amazing time. And then came back for cake and icecream
07/14/2011 4:07:34 AM CDT
Kristin says ...
I think my nephews would enjoy this!
07/09/2011 2:59:03 PM 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
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
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
Karen says ...
We live in Texas so it is HOT in the summer when both of our kids have their birthdays. Usually we have to do something indoors due to the heat, but last year my son had his first sleepover for his birthday party. We made a couple hundred water balloons and let the boys go crazy. It was so simple, but they had a great time and stayed cool. They even helped me pick out all the bits of balloon out of the yard the next morning.
07/14/2011 10:35:01 PM CDT
Kathy D. says ...
So many good theme parties I have thrown - trains, bugs, castles, Star Wars, trucks! Can you tell I have boys?!?
07/18/2011 12:35:37 PM CDT
Courtney says ...
My daughter loves the French Playground cd; we would love to add to the collection.
07/18/2011 7:46:22 AM CDT
Jen Soesman says ...
Perfect music for a bonfire party! Here's to dancing no matter your age!!!
07/25/2011 6:05:30 AM CDT
Insaf Berry says ...
My daughter bought me a CD from this collection and I enjoy listening to it as I cook. The sounds help me add extra spice to my meals. I played it recently at a family BBQ and everyone enjoyed it, especially all the grandchildren. What a great collection to have!
07/25/2011 10:57:34 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
Dana G says ...
the kid's gym near us does fabulous b-day parties, and the best part is - no clean-up for the parents!
07/13/2011 7:41:33 PM CDT
connie oneal says ...
my 6 year old neice and her 5 and 3 year old brothers would love to hear this CD. They all have a knact for dancing and singing. On Allie's last birthday she had a bounce house in the yard for her friends to play in. When they came inside, they had a dance party! We all had so much so fun.
07/20/2011 11:20:29 PM CDT
Phoenix says ...
A family friend used to put on the best Easter egg hunts. He had a large piece of land in the country, so there were lots of creative hiding places for eggs.
07/17/2011 12:32:35 AM CDT
Sharon says ...
oiu oiu would love to win!!
07/16/2011 9:19:37 PM CDT
Melanie says ...
We have a previous CD and it has always been one of our favorites
07/18/2011 2:59:08 PM CDT
Kristin says ...
My friend had the Bug Guy come to entertain the kids. This guy had bugs from a Praying Mantis to a huge moth, centipedes and spiders. He shared information about them, held them to show the kids, and let the kids hold some of them if they wanted. The kids LOVED it and were so interested and attentive, until the cake came. ha!
07/19/2011 7:34:12 AM CDT
Caitlin says ...
My friend's son just turned five in December. We invited his entire class for an indoor jungle gym party. The kids absolutely loved it! I made Tie-Dye cupcakes and Monster Goody Bags for them to take home. We used neon as a theme so the monsters were all colours of neon paper fringe glued to paper bags with google eyes :) Each bag had the child's name on it for a personal touch.
07/25/2011 12:35:03 PM 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
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
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