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CARIBBEAN PLAYGROUND CD


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  • Audio CD (July 27, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Alliance
  • ASIN: B00028ZNL6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,590 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. All Aboard - Atlantik
2. Votez Zouk - Luc Leandry
3. Jamaica Farewell - Desmond Dekker
4. Salutations - Erna Letemps
5. Little Anancy - Asheba
6. Great Big Boat - Taj Mahal & The Hula Blues
7. Three Little Birds - Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band
8. Malanga Ska - Ska Cubano
9. Reggae Dancin' - Missioniriez
10. Pa 'Piya Sou Do M' - Lole-Lolay
11. Train is Coming - Kingston Ladies

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

The latest addition to the award-winning World Playground series, Caribbean Playground is a joyous celebration of Caribbean music and culture that will delight children and adults alike. Filled with fun songs, cultural information, song lyrics and colorful artwork, Caribbean Playground is a festive musical cruise for all ages.

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Caribbean Playground is a sun-dappled disc that jigsaws the region into eight bright musical pieces, each with a surprisingly distinct sound.

Reggae dominates, getting its rub-a-dub-roasted warmth across by way of "Three Little Birds," "Jamaica Farewell," and others, but it doesn't drown out Trinidadian soca, Puerto Rican bomba, or Haiti's lovely, acoustic-heavy twoubadou. Add to that the vocal magnetism of a lot of these artists--Taj Mahal and the Wailers among them--and Putumayo's expected above-the-call packaging, and you get a CD that's cooler than a Kingston street fair, only easier on little kid ears (and lungs). -Tammy La Gorce

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They loved that this CD had at least two Haitian songs on it, since my niece is half-haitian. great gift!
S. J. Patterson
Liner notes are in English, Spanish and French with cultural information, colorful artwork, and musical style, song and artist descriptions.
riofriotex
As with all Putumayo Kids CDs, we love that the music transcends kids music and is enjoyable for parents too.
CoolBabyKid

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By D. Donovan on November 17, 2004
Format: Audio CD
What makes CARIBBEAN PLAYGROUND kid-oriented? Features include its lively, uplifting simple beats, easy lyrics, and focus on songs which demonstrate and sample the diversity of styles within the Caribbean sound.

But don't limit this collection to the playground just because of its title; many an adult - especially those new to the genre - will appreciate the variety, which includes a Louisiana zydeco band influenced by Caribbean culture (Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band).
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By riofriotex on May 30, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This award-winning CD highlights Caribbean styles such as Jamaican reggae and ska, Trinidadian soca, Puerto Rican bomba, Haitian twoubadou, zouk from Martinique and Guadeloupe, and Louisiana zydeco, featuring steel drums, marimbas, accordions, banjos, maracas, cowbells, whistles, and washboards! Liner notes are in English, Spanish and French with cultural information, colorful artwork, and musical style, song and artist descriptions. The CD is appropriate for all ages, and especially for music education in elementary grades. Lyrics in English (five songs are sung in Spanish or French) for most of the verses of ten of the twelve songs are available through the Putumayo.com website.

I enjoyed ALL the songs on this CD. It has old favorites like "Jamaica Farewell" and "Coconut Woman" (kids of all ages will love the "co-co-nut" refrain in this one, as well as the roaring "lion"!), in addition to a zydeco version of Bob Marley's classic "Three Little Birds." Kids will also love "Little Anancy," as many are familiar with Anancy/Ananse spider stories from school. And even though I could not understand much of "Bomba Te Traigo Yo" (sung in Spanish) or "Votez Zouk" (sung in French), the addictive beats of bomba and zouk respectively had me dancing around the room! You too will be glad that this CD "brings you bomba" and makes you want to "vote for zouk!"
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Neo on February 3, 2005
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Putumayo releases some enjoyable compliation albums, Caribbean Playground included. However, not all the tracks on this collection are strong. This album is worth adding to your collection---but it not one that you'll continue playing over and over again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Buzz Jr. on December 24, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Read the fine print when you purchase this album! I enjoyed this album so much that when it was damaged I immediately bought a replacement - or so I thought! My first copy was from 2004, unlike the version I received, released in 2006 and missing three of my favourite songs, including the fantastic "Coconut Woman". What a disappointment! Still a great album, but the first version remains the best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bella's Mama on December 10, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I got this for my daughter when she was about 6 months old. She's 2 years old now and still loving it. We dance to it all the time. It's not the typical kiddie music which I love. It even has a version of "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley. Simply love it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By chakakhanchakakhan on November 9, 2007
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I like the Putumayo CDs in general, but this is not one of their best. My child LOVEs music but is totally uninterested in the songs. They are mostly slower songs and generally all have the same/similar sound or beat.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Whalen on May 7, 2007
Format: Audio CD
fun carribean songs- easy for adults to listen to as well as kids
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I love the Putumayo series of children's music. I owned a children's play center and wanted music playing in the background. Some children's song can be very, let's say, annoying for adult to be subjected to for hours at a time. I and others found these CDs to be fabulous! With music from around the world, children are exposed to different languages, rhythms and instruments. I highly recommend these CDs!
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