Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Caribbean Playground

Caribbean Playground

Fall 2004 Music
Ages: All Ages
CD Price: $14.98
One of Putumayo’s strengths is bringing new World Music artists to a wider audience. Fans of Caribbean music will take pleasure in discovering a new artist or two. In addition to the traditional reggae styles you would expect, some of the highlight pieces feature zouk music, a fast and fun dance style from Martinique and Guadeloupe.

All liner notes are in English, Spanish and French and give background information about each song and artist. Though I would consider this more in the “family” music category rather than a “children’s” music title, considerations have been made to make the song choices interesting to young listeners.

Fred Koch   ©2004 Parents' Choice
Fred Koch, founder of, is an award-winning children’s music recording artist and music educator. His music reviews appear monthly in Chicago Parent magazine.

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