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Kids World Party

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!

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Linda YItzchak says …

Our best birthday party for boys (and some girls) was a model rocket party. When everyone arrived, they selected a model rocket to build. We had selected ones that were rather easy to start with. We helped those that needed help and invited a few older boys to help the others. We used hair dryers to help speed up the drying process. We then drove everyone to a nearby middle school that had a huge open field. Each guest got to launch his/her rocket. Much excitement and pride. We returned to our home for ice cream and cake.

Sheila G. says …

When my daughter was 3, we had a mermaid party...with real mermaids, at Florida's Weeki Wachee Springs park. We had a picnic, saw the show, went on the boat ride on the river. She was amazed. At the time, the attraction was under threat of falling to developers, but fortunately now it is a State Park...and it still has mermaids!

Patti says …

I love the adult putumayo music so I'd love for kids to listen to this fun music from around the world!!

Cairn says …

We did a playdough party once and the kids loved it. They asked for it again and again.

Erica says …

My husband is Korean, so for my daughter's first birthday we had a dol. It was so much fun learning about the traditions. As part of the celebration a number of different items were placed before our daughter (thread- for long life), (money- prosperity), etc. It struck me during the party that with all the hopes and unspoken "expectations" we have for our little girl we hope she continues to grow and chooses things that give her joy. Parenthood is such a gift we can't wait to celebrate many future birthdays.

Sarah says …

Our best kids party has to be when our 7-year old suggested to host a teddy bear breakfast tea party, donating all the gifts to children in the hospital. She even shared the party with a classmate who had the same birthday as hers (double the gift donations). All the guests dressed in PJs and brought a teddy bear friend who participated in the events. There were various stations including a teddy bear hospital, a picnic, and a tea party. While the guest had breakfast the teddy bears hid for a game of hide-and-seek. We had a puppet show, put on by siblings, and teddy bear crafts before dessert. It as a wonderful morning event.

Lori says …

Our 4th grade team had a Caribbean themed day and each classroom had a different fine arts activity. My room was Dance Island and the kids danced to songs such as the macarena and the limbo. The kids then had to create their own dance to a song from the Putumayo’s Kids Caribbean Playground. Although we didn't call it a party, it was a PARTY!

Laurie says …

My daughter had a craft party for her birthday and she said it was "the best ever". They had fun finger foods for lunch and then did some "girly" crafts (keychain, hair barrette and sparkly ornament). We had the Curious George soundtrack playing in the background which added to the festive mood. We don't yet own any Putumayo cds but would love to. My daughter's teacher plays them for the kids in her class.

Tisch L. says …

We had a princess party at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Before we went to watch a puppet show called "Cinderella della Circus", we put on tiaras and treated my three year old niece to a princess birthday. I gave her a Putumayo cd, which my sister says the entire family loves.

Eddy says …

A party for my son's birthday, when everyone went to a movie opening.

Lara H. says …

I enjoy using the KIDS WORLD PARTY Cds when I teach poetry and art to young children. The music plays in the background as they draw self-portraits or images of their favorite things. The CDs are especially inspirational at the year-end gala for parents and students. It adds so much joy to the event, as children dance along to the beautiful beats. What an amazing collection this would be to own!

Vanessa Lively says …

Putumayo is my absolute favorite collection of songs from around the world! I have been buying these albums since 1999 and feel that they have introduced me to so many amazing artists!! I have given a few of the Children's albums to my parents & in-laws to use in their classrooms so that they can expose their children to music from around the world at a young age...Lots of love to you all Putumayo! Thanks for what you do! ~Vanessa

Randi says …

Would love to win this cd. We have loved the Putumayo’s Lullaby CD for years now. Still played every day at our house at nap and bed times. Would love this upbeat cd for the car. my 2 and 4 year old son's would love it!

Randi says …

Would love to win this cd. We have loved the Putumayo’s Lullaby CD for years now. Still played every day at our house at nap and bed times. Would love this upbeat cd for the car. my 2 and 4 year old son's would love it! We had a firetruck themed party. it was fun!

Elizabeth says …

We have several of the Putumayo Kids cds and love them! Thanks for the opportunity to win the rest!

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!

Melinda Singer says …

Fantastic introduction to diversity!

terri perkins says …

I'm a early childhood educator and this would be a great addition to my classroom.

Leslie says …

I teach 4/5 year olds and love the Putumayo cds!

Judy says …

Our family loves Putumayo music. I would really be happy to win!

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!

Valerie pagano says …

Build a bear! Was a great wAy to celebrate a birthday,

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.

Allie says …

Wow,those sound awesome!

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.

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!

Elizabeth Weltin says …

Love this series! Hope we can get our own library!

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!

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!

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.

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!

alexis says …

As a preschool teacher, I use the Putumayo’s Kids Playground series for many different activities in the classroom. From soothing music at 'rest time' to cheerful music for Yoga at Circle Time to energic music for transitions (or for long, rainy days when we cannot go outside to the playground). These CDs are great for so many different activities with kids. I also value the exposure to different languages and instruments. Even though they may not know 'the words' to the songs, I will often hear my students singing along with a favorite track from a Kids Playground CD. We love them all!

Marisol says …

The best birthday parties are the simple ones. Good food, good friends, fun music and a piñata! I would love this CD set not only for birthday parties and play dates but for in the car and at home. We like to groove when its clean up time or any time.

Roxanne Rosano says …

Putumayo can be relied on for their full and eclectic samplers. I would be pleased to hear a collection I can hear with my grandchildren!

KellyM says …

We just had gnome party for my 6-year-old. The guests made little "gnome homes" - terrariums with fresh moss and wee painted mushrooms. The cupcakes were toadstools too. We love Putumayo!

Anne Atwood says …

We had a tea party for my daughter's 8th birthday. We asked the guests to wear their Sunday best dresses. We served finger foods & tea cakes along with their pink lemonade aka "tea." Each of the girls got to take a tea cup and saucer home. All 8 of them were different.

Kelly Pfrommer says …

I've been a long time fan of putumayo albums. And as a new mom I love that there are great children's choices. I'll definitely plan to add this to out collection. The best kid party I ever attended was for a friends daughter. There were lots of games and activities. My favorite one was where the kids made t-shirts for their parents using their hands to form the shape of a heart. Just so sweet.

Anne Goodrich says …

We had a firetruck/firefighter themed party for my 3-year-old that was just awesome! We had the firetruck stop by (gave them a donation and they were happy to stop by and show the kids the gear and their waterhoses), had a jumpy house/slide in the shape of a firetruck, used fire safety coloring books in the gift bags and asked for donations for burned children instead of gifts. It was great!

Harrison says …

I once attended a pirate birthday party at a pool there were foam swords and eyepatches and tricornered hats for all the guests it was a lot of fun

jen says …

My kids always go to this section of the store and boogy down with all of their CDs. They especially love the Brazil and latin ones!

Harrison says …

I once attended a pirate birthday party at a pool there were foam swords and eyepatches and tricornered hats for all the guests it was a lot of fun. We all pretended to be pirates we later ate barbque ribs and we all got to keep our pirate bootie in the end

laura wysocki says …

My 6 year old daughter loves this music and the rhythm. She will be the envy of all of her dance classmates.

Danielle Brua says …

My Husband and I threw a fabulous Artic Party for our daughters 1st birthday. I made snowflakes and hung them from the ceiling and put Fake snow around the house with an assortment of artic animals. W also had sandwiches cut into artic animal shapes, a goat cheese igloo with goat cheese and olive penguins,Walrus and polar bear cupcakes and pin the tusk on the walrus. Super fun and fantastic!

jeri says …

It is a beautiful gift to give your child, that there is a world out there, that is different from his or hers. Music is a great avenue to do this with because all kids love music.

Lindsay says …

any party where my mom made the cake... such treasured homemade memories!

Ann says …

What a great idea for a party- a world party! Will have to try that and would love these cd's for my kiddos! We have a couple and my son loves them!

Amy says …

Excited for a chance to get a set of these cds! I have wanted them for my child for a while

Melanie says …

I love world music and want to share it with my new niece!

Lorie says …

May not sound like much, but the best kids' party I ever created was an impromptu dance party with my three children at home on a Friday night, after a week of grad school and day care. No money spent, but the most fun we all had. We danced to children's music until we fell out. Everyone went off to sleep without a fight :)

megan says …

any party is a hit when music is involved! even banging on pots and pans!

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