World Music for Playtime

The Rough Guide to World Playtime
Various Artists

The Rough Guide to World Playtime (Rough Guide, RGNET1256, 2011)

World Playtime is a perfect opportunity to introduce children to the wonderful songs of the world. This Rough Guide compilation presents a mix of talented musicians from across the globe, performing lullabies and playtime songs. You’ll find fado, Afro-Latin, Gypsy, Arabic, South Asian, Flamenco, West African and much more.

Highlights include Portuguese born singer Lura exploring her Cape Verdean roots, Madrid-based Sudanese multi-instrumentalist Wafir, Guinean kora player Mory Kanté, Brazilian songwriter Chico César, fado star Mariza, Garifuna musician Aurelio Martinez, Bela Lakatos & The Gypsy Youth Project, and Akim El Sikameya.

The bonus disc further features the legendary West African singer and kora player Mory Kanté.

Track listing

Maria De Barros: Oh Menel
Bela Lakatos & The Gypsy Youth Project: Muro Shavo Kiki (My Dear Son Kiki)
Ukulele Club De Paris: Chigadaging
Lura: Na Ri Na
Mariza: Transparante
Hijas Del Sol: Bilaba Biè Työ
Mory Kante: Djou
Peru Negro: Negrito
Chico César: Soluço
Takashi Hirayasu And Bob Brozman: Akata Sun Dunchi
Lorin Sklamberg: Geyt Zikh A Bahelferl
EA! Feat. Pilar ‘La Monica’ & J. J. Madrera: El Patio
Akim El Sikameya: Sa Majeste Lila
Wafir: Lluvia
Kiran Ahluwalia: Koka
Sambasunda Quintet: Jaleuleu Ja
Aurelio Martinez: Tili Bugudura

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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