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Latin Dreamland

Latin Dreamland

Fall 2013 Music
Ages: Infant - 3 yrs.
Producer: Putumayo Kids
CD Price: $14.98

These exquisite and oh-so-tender songs from the heart, culled from diverse cultures of Latin America—Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela—sooth and smooth the way to dreamland ("la tierra de los suenos"), no matter how old the listener. It's difficult to single out any one track, because while each is entirely different from the other, all feature beautiful melodies and a caressing, subtle beauty in their performances. As always with a Putumayo release, the CD liner notes identify the songs with artist information, a smidgen of geographical or historical background, and English translations of lyrics that are worthy of being read out loud and savored.

Lynne Heffley   ©2013 Parents' Choice
Lynne was a staff writer for 25 years at the Los Angeles Times where she established and maintained the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat and was a general arts reporter. As a freelance writer and editor, Lynne is currently working in the arts and family entertainment fields.

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