Christian P. is our randomly selected winner of the 5-title Putumayo CD collection. Thanks everyone for your entries! Putumayo Kids just released what's destined to be your kid's new favorite: Jazz Playground. From bebop and swing to Latin and African jazz, this multicultural CD celebrates the vibrant diversity and global influence of jazz and will get the whole family grooving. (Read on for a chance to win some Putumayo CDs.) I've loved their Playground series since my daughter was young and would play a CD over and over and over again. We quickly realized that Putumayo CDs pleased her as well as us! It turns out that Dan Storper, founder of Putumayo, had that exact plan in mind:
With our children's series, my professional goals and responsibilities as a father of a 4-year-old son seem to merge. I'm always looking for songs that William will love and, despite playing scores of time, won't drive my wife and me crazy. Jazz Playground is filled with lots of loveable, jazzy songs that are great fun for kids but which parents not only can bear but may even press the replay button for themselves. One of the songs, Cumbamba, by Cuban-American, Jose Conde, was recorded especially for this CD after I'd heard a scratchy, early version that I thought would sound nice if re-recorded. The cross-cultural collaborations and tasteful versions of children's favorites like Sing a Song of Sixpence, Mary Had a Little Lamb and the Spiderman theme song make this a one of kind musical journey that the whole family can appreciate.Want a taste? Try this track from Oran Etkin for Little Lamb Jam. Note: you can simply listen online using the player below, or you can "right click" to download the mp3 file.