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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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Angela Spicer says …

Would love to win this!!!

Felicia Linder says …

I first discovered Putumayo at my local public library and I fell in love with it. Since then I have several CDs in my music collection. Putumayo music is colorful and it has added to my life just by being. It is beautiful in more ways than one can imagine.

Karen Yee Reid says …

As a teacher, I visit teacher supply and was taken by the music playing. When I inquired about it, I found it was by Putumayo and found a whole section of multicultural and other fun music. I bought one for my grandson and one for a newborn niece. My grandson loves it! Karen Y.R.

Jenn says …

I love the Putumayo CD's, especially the kids. Hope to win!

Anne says …

I did a party for my daughter based on the Dr. Suess book Go Dog Go. Everything was dog themed, some kids even dressed up, we read the book, played dog games and gave mini-books for favors. The kids loved it!

alison says …

My son loves music and we would love to check out the Putumayo Kids cds! Thanks for the chance!

Karen says …

Puppet show

Christine says …

We have one of the Putamayo CD's and just love it! So excited to hear the World Party. :-)

Rachelle says …

My 7 year old daughter planned her own party. She started planning in December for her June birthday. Bugs were the theme (for the second time :) Together we hid a bunch of plastic bugs in the yard before the kids arrived. She decorated a bag for each child, handed them out and they all got to go bug hunting. She helped the younger kids with the hunt. She had a bee cake with fondant covered pretzels for the stinger and antennae. Our favors were bug nets with lollipops attached and bubbles. The best part was watching my daughter as she proudly planned and conducted her own party the way she wanted it.

Chandler says …

This would be a great addition to my classroom!

Carsten says …

All the putumayo cd's i so far bought are a true adventure to discover. So much fun! Thanks!

Effie says …

I want to win this so I can share it with the kids in my neighborhood and at youth group meeting. This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce these children to other languages and in a way they will remember it - through song. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Aunt Elizabeth says …

I introduced my nephews to a couple of the Putumayo CDs a couple years ago. They got a baby sister last year and they told me they were already playing the CDs for her. I am excited that you give this opportunity for more exposure to music and the world.

Marlene Leonardo says …

It would be great to have this music. I'm a kinder teacher and our music teacher has used some of the CD's in my classroom and have added movements to them. The children love them. They would be great to have.

ann stock says …

Since I am a kid at heart, I love Putamayo Kid's CD's. I have a few (Dreamland is my favorite & puts me to sleep most nights). My grandchildren like these CD's too. What a bonanza to have the whole set! Luck be a lady tonight!

tt says …

We LOVE the global music from Putumayo! Our kids have been listening to it since before they were born (in the womb!). Thanks for putting it together and allowing the world to enjoy it!

Michelle Wong says …

We LOVE the putamayo CDs! Dreamland has been the soundtrack for bedtime since our 2 year old was born.

sue c says …

We love all of Putumayo kids collections. We listen to them every day!

Veronica M. says …

One year my daughter wanted a Fear Factor party so we got creative with pudding and gummy worms!

Sandra says …

Sounds good to me, and I'm looking forward to sharing this with my grandchildren.

Lynne says …

I was supposed to have a bounce house birthday party at a park for my daughter. When the bounce house company never showed up, the party was saved when we heard bagpipe music. We all ran to hear where the music was coming from and saw a man in a kilt playing a bagpipe. The children danced, sang, and learned about the bagpipe.

Carol N. says …

The best birthday we attended was a Rainbow Birthday - with everything from the invitations, food, treats, party favors and birthday cake in the colors of the Rainbow. Having the Putumayo Kids CDs would ensure many "favorite" birthdays to come!

Sarah Drekmeier says …

Best kids party is the kind at home with games and home-made cake. Simple but they still have fun!

Nicole says …

We had a Mexican Fiesta birthday party with a pinata and great food.

Cathy M says …

Great article-- I had no idea that other languages besides Spanish were part of Putumayo's CDs! Thanks for putting together this great contest.

kim says …

Gotta love the chance to win the entire set. Thanks!

Michael says …

The best kids' party I ever attended was a birthday party at the Bronx Zoo. It helps that it was my birthday!

Rebecca B. says …

We are huge fans of world music and Putamayo is some of the best! These would be a huge hit in my house! As for the best party,it would be my daughter's best friend(& family's) halloween party last year.They have a lovely,big house and they went all out with the decorations,food and entertainment.It was a blast!

Peter says …

The best party we ever created was a summer olympic games for our daughter. We had a variety of kid appropriate games--spoon races, ring toss, water slide (best length), whiffleball home-run derby, soccer goal, etc. Then we had an all Whole-Foods lunch, including Whole Foods cake and ice cream. Prizes for all the events included Whole Foods gift certificates, organic snacks, and home-made ribbons. Very fun! Favorite Putumayo CD is Hawaiian Playground. We used it at the party along with World Playground #1 and #2!

Charlotte says …

My sister threw her six-year-old daughter a birthday tea party filled with fancy hats, finger sandwiches and bite-sized desserts. She and her friends had so much fun being posh!

penni says …

My favorite birthday party as a little girl was one in which my father, a talented artist and poet, was the special guest star. He set up an easel in front of his audience (my little friends) and drew fabulous cartoon characters for us as he recited his funny and entertaining children's poems, each one starring one of the characters he drew. I felt so lucky that he was my dad.

Ambreen delawalla says …

Music draws kids like nothing else. One of the best birthday parties my son has attended and enjoyed is one at which the hostess organized a music class for all the little kids.

Krissy says …

Best kids party I ever attended? I guess I always loved my own as a kid because I liked being the center of attention. ;-)

Renee says …

This would be our 1st Putumayo Kids CD :-)

Laurel says …

My kids and I love Putumayo cds! We started with World Lullabies (Thula Mama is a favorite) and now we love to make a dinner theme with the music from different countries. So far we've only owned a couple and the rest are borrowed from the library. Would adore the collection!

Mollie says …

Threw a monkey party for daughter's first birthday complete with monkey cake!

JANIS says …

The best party was one where the kids got to decorate their own cupcakes with organic, yummy food treats..There was a well known kid's music group whose theme is the environment. So, not only did everyone hear some great music, there were some important things to be learned. We made musical instruments from natural resources: all of which would be perfect to play with Putumayo's new CD for kids. I had a children's store for years & we sold Putumayo CDs like "hotcakes". Thanks for all the great sounds for adults & kids, alike. Cheers, Janis

Jill says …

A very fun princess party for a very sweet now 6 year old last weekend. I have to say it was the best party ever, the only thing that could have maybe pushed it over the top would have been some fun music.

jane wolfson says …

I have bought and loved Putmayo CDs for years and can highly recommend everything I have heard. great for adults and children who value other cultures.

Christina says …

I think my 2nd grade class would really enjoy these cds. I would use the songs in Social Studies and Music to show how different cultures enjoy music. It would be fun too.

Katie says …

My son's "despedida" (farewell party) from his orphanage in the Philippines last year when he was 13 months old. All of his caregivers told him how much they loved him and blessed us as a family. Tears through the whole amazing thing!

Nina S says …

We LOVE Putumayo music, we check them out from the library, but we only own a few, it would be awesome to win so many! Thanks!

Nina S says …

We LOVE Putumayo music, we check them out from the library, but we only own a few, it would be awesome to win so many!

Rosalind Hanckel says …

The very best kids' party we ever had was when a group of my ESL University students from Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia joined us and taught the kids songs and dances from their countries... the kids came in international costumes, we ate foods from 5 continents and we all had the time of our lives... Now that I am a grandmother, I would love to teach world songs and dances to my amazing grandchildren... Our goal is for them to be bilingual or trilingual and appreciate the cultures of the world. Putamayo Kids World Party would help us do that and spread it to their friends at our parties.

Sarah P. says …

I planned and hosted a (night) star party for my son. We had kids build space stations or satellites out of graham crackers, frosting and various candies, while the kids then listened to a star presentation on CD. Next my husband brought out our telescope and the guests went outside to stargaze and eat popcorn. For the grand finale, the kids watched a special DVD on constellations on an outdoor screen my husband built. The kids fell asleep under the stars and had some unique memories to bring home (I think they all learned something about stars too, but dont tell them that, they had too much fun!)

Nina S says …

We love Putumayo music! I check them out of the library for my daughter, but we only own a few, it would be excellent to win them all! Thanks!

Patricia Robinson says …

I have loved the Putumayo CD's for many years. My children have always enjoyed singing and dancing with them. My favorite child party is when the children make the decorations, invent and then play the games(such as scavenger hunt, or following clues to a "treasure")...with the adults if it is a 'parent' birthday party; help plan the menu, and decorate the cake, or get to decorate their own cupcake. We usually make it a 'run in the sprinkler' party if at all possible.

Nina S says …

We Love Putumayo CD, but only own a few! Would love to win!

Ali says …

Everytime we get in the car my daughter demands that we listen to her music - it's the Putumayo Kids Latin Playground. My kids jam in the back while I get to enjoy a relaxing drive to kids music that isn't like kid music, love it!

Tonnie says …

Music parties are the best! Children of all ages love to sing and dance. The best part is when you have a live performer...what an inspiration to the children. Future musicians created...

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