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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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Haydee says …

We have about 2 or 3 of these CDs, they are awesome! Would love to win the rest for my kids (and me!)

Rachel says …

The music Putumayo offers is so fresh and fun. I always look forward to a new set of music from them. I have my Cuban series in my car right now.

Jennifer says …

The best kids party was a baseball themed party at my friend's home. They spray painted a miniature baseball field on the grass in the backyard and the boys played a pickup game. In lieu of gifts for the birthday boy all the guests brought whiffle ball sets to donate to the Chicago White Sox Community Youth program.

Linda Treadwell says …

I'm just starting out as a first time grandmother and am excited to read these books and hopefully invite the stories into my grandchild's life soon.

Emi says …

My kids love Putumayo music especially the French song cd.

Cindy says …

Best party was the Polar Bear themed one for my oldest daughter. I made her an igloo cake, we sent home polar bear decorated sugar cookies as favors, they decorated snowflake-shaped Christmas ornaments as the craft (her birthday is in November) and we played "Polar Bear, May I?" (instead of "Mother May I?"

Kimberly Fleck says …

We love all the Putumayo’ CDs and have tons and tons of them. This will be another hit and as a school teacher I can tell you I play many of my Putumayo’cds in school everyday. Thanks for great music and student friendly music too =)

Marie McGowan says …

I would love to win this set. I am a second grade teacher and I love incorporation music into the children's day.They love singing and moving along. Helps to work out the wiggles.

Chrysa says …

I have to say the best ever was when my sister turned 5 while I was 10 years old. My mom let me and my best friend plan and execute the entire party. We made pinatas, planned party games and dressed as clowns named Bouncy and Bungie. The party was a huge success! (And I think we had as much or more fun than the little ones.)

Amy A says …

went to a great kids party at a friends house. Bounce house, face painter, pinata... lots to do and great pictures & memories.

Anthony says …

My daughter's 1st birthday party was great.

Lynda says …

Best kids birthday party was one where there were homemade pinata (and matching cake!) with raisins and toys inside instead of candy. Also got some great ideas from the others below! Have several of these CDs & would love to have the kids CDs for my granddaughter & nephew.

Seth F. says …

Nothing has made my 2 girls sing more than the Putumayo kids CD.

Sarah Quezada says …

I love using the Putumayo cds in library programs with kids. They are a great multicultural affirmation of how music is shared across the globe.

Lori Nicholas says …

Thanks for the giveaway, that sounds like a great set of music!!

Scott K says …

What a great joining of forces between Putumayo, Whole Foods & Amnesty International. Keep up the good work and lead the way!

Jane says …

I love to throw kids parties, we have a file marked on our computer specifically marked Ave, Ellie & Sam's dance music. Everyday's a dance party at our house. Find music a great alternative to letting them watch tv. They get up, move around and learn a little something in the process. Best party we threw this year was at the Henry Ford Village (formerly Greenfield Village). We created a scavenger hunt for the kids, which took them all thru the village. It was a riot. It kept them running for about 3 hours. They had a blast!!!

Karina says …

Best party was our daughter's 1st birthday, and in the Hawaiian tradition, you throw a baby lu'au. We had Hawaiian music and dancers and all the Hawaiian food that a lu'au makes. A feast that included kalua pork, lomi lomi salmon, dried fish, chicken long rice, chicken lu'au, rice and of course poi (pounded taro). Every guest received a let and a learned a little bit about how to party Hawaiian style.

Taryn Hearn says …

My 3rd birthday party was the best ever - non-alcoholic strawberry daiquiris for a bunch of 3 year olds. Apparently children's birthday parties were quite different in the seventies!

Kellie says …

We love these CDs!

Trina D Aurin says …

I have almost 7 year old twin boys with special needs and they love music. Would love to add this!

Julie says …

The best kid party I ever hosted was at my house. I created individual volcanoes out of milk jugs, baking powder and vinegar for each participant. We also made "dino eggs" out of cornstarch that the kids smashed and found little dinosaurs inside.

Sanjay says …

My kids love the sample song. I am not surprised that I The whole cd set will be fabulous.

Joanne Girardin says …

Planning my son's 1st party this month...would love a soundtrack! :)

Lisa Caro says …

My girls and I love the Putamayo CDs. Our latest is the Turkish Groove and it's great! It would be great to win some more.

Kelly Mcallister says …

I love all these cd's!!

Deb says …

Small, home-based games parties with just a few friends and any kind of non plastic, non-candy goodie bags. Love to give out books!

Chris says …

We threw a great Halloween birthday party for my daughter. We had hay rides, apple bobbing, pumpkin decorating and pumpkin seed roasting. There were lots of goodies but the fresh "haystack" veggies with dip were the hit of the party (because they were so cute tied up with raffia). The spooky music was a perfect pairing and we all had an absolute blast welcoming autumn to our lives!

T. Pavis says …

One of our favorite parties was when I made a Buzz cake from Cyberchase (the PBS show). We had a great time celebrating.

Mitzi Gordon says …

Music is the universal language in which we are all fluent. It enables us to speak in one voice, like the sweet sound of children's laughter.

Monica says …

My daughter's 5th birthday party last year at the Little Gym was a lot of fun. We had lively upbeat music, lots of fun games and activities, and even the adults wanted to play on the bars, etc. Later all the children lined up and pretended to be a train. They moved the train by saying my daughter's name and the word "go..go" repeatedly. At night, our favorite lullaby CD is the Putumay Dreamland CD. My daughters falls asleep soundly every time she hears the CD.

Allyson Hage says …

My favorite birthday parties have been my older son's robot themed 3rd birthday and my younger son's Chicka Chicka Boom Boom alphabet party when he turned two. We love Putumayo CDs! We were just dancing to Picnic Playground tonight.

Linda says …

I've been a preschool teacher for twenty years. I always try to expose young children to a variety of music styles. What a wonderful opportunity to add to my collection.

Beth says …

The best kids' parties we ever created were all the years we resisted the urge to pay for an expensive outing, and invited a big group of kids to play games in the yard. We played kickball, dodgeball, and water balloons in the driveway and took a break for a scavenger hunt around the neighborhood. We ended with a long line of kids banging on a pinata, and then brought out the homemade cupcakes and store-bought popsicles. They always loved it. Simple is best!

Beverly Gassman says …

I think children who like to dance would like to hear music and dance to music of different cultures. This album sounds like great fun.

L says …

My daughter's 5th birthday party is so far one of my all-time favorites. A local farm park was hosting a big anniversary party in December with bonfires, s'mores, hayrides, demonstrations of 1880s farm life, storytelling, etc.. It's so hard to plan a December party, but this was a blast b/c the park authority had already planned a big event, so we just invited her friends to join us there & we bought them the various food treats, hayrides, etc. It was super chilly, but we were not alone "enjoying" that--all the little girls brought their full families--big sibs & parents--and everyone was tightly bundled. The parents grumbled a bit about the weather, but the kids thought it was a fabulous experience--unique, fun, celebratory. Was my favorite b/c it was my least stressful, but was so loaded with activity--live animals and the rest, but so little expense on our part!

Maureen says …

This would be great for my ESL students! Also great for the International Night I host each year.

Alcola says …

Best kids party I went to was at the beach.

Mala says …

My kids would absolutely love this! They have one of the Putumayo cd's and love dancing around to it. Here is keeping our fingers crossed for a chance to win!

Heather Bouwman says …

My kids love Putumayo music! The best kids' party? Our own! We make two cakes, invite a bunch of people, and have an open house with kids running through the yard all afternoon.

Lizzie says …

Actually the best kids party we ever had was when my son turned 6 and his birthday fell on a holiday. So we had grandparents over on the actual holiday birthday, and for the following 4 days we had playdates with 4 of his friends (one friend per day) so he had a tremendous amount of fun 5 days in a row!

Melissa says …

We love the Putumayo CDs. We only have one and love the chance to have more. Thanks!

Ana says …

I LOVE the Putumayo's Kid's Playground cds. I'm a former preschool teacher, current nanny, and love playing these for the kids!

Sherry Ann Abrams says …

It involved 5 little girls, all the old lacey gowns and party dresses with costume jewelry I owned and wax lips! The girls donned hats and attire to play ladies dress-up with heels.The photos were adorable. The inner tomboy came out after refreshments with cake; and they all jumped on the backyard trampoline.

Robin F says …

When I used to own my little coffee shop (13 years ago), I used to play the Putumayo CDs for my customers (and my staff and I!) all of the time. There wasn't one of them that I didn't like. The reason I closed the shop eventually was because while I was running it, I had two more children (I was in my 40s and VERY surprised!) to add to the three that I already had. But playing the CDs at home all of the time brings me back to the happy time of being a small business owner. Now, with an almost 3-year-old granddaughter who LOVES all of my exotic music, I'd love to win this set and see how much she dances to the wonderful beats!

ginny murray says …

WOW, my family will enjoy this. We only have one cd so far, so winning these would make our summer awesome. Thanks so much. My kids will be so excited about winning these.

meg says …

my kids would love this :)

Heather says …

I have used some of Putumayo's childrens CD's to intorduce different cultures to young children in my classrooms and now use them for my daughter. World Lounge is a favorite in our house. I can't wait to hear this one!

Mandy says …

I have great fun with doing at-home parties. Last year, my daughter wanted to have a party for her doll's "birthday." We had her friends bring their dolls and we did things centered around them. They made their dolls fleece blankets for a craft and I taught a Music Together class for them with the kids as the parents and the dolls as the children. We sang, danced, and played instruments together. The kids all had a blast!

Lauri says …

We love some of these songs -- my 3 year old son would die for this collection!

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