Saturday, May 3, 2014

Uno, Do, Tres Con Andres: A Kids CD Review





RESTON, VA -- One of the most exciting new voices on the family music scene, Andrés Salguero, will release a new album -- an ebullient celebration of Latin culture titled ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! -- in April, to honor El Día de los Niños.

A native of Colombia (now living in the Washington, DC area), Andrés Salguero brings an authenticity to his work that simply can't be matched by musicians who weren't born and raised south of the border.
In ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! Andrés takes families on a fun-filled, high-energy musical tour of countries such as Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Argentina, with an emphasis on experiencing the real music of each region -- salsa, bachata, plena, mariachi, and more -- while learning mucho Español along the way.

This joyous treasure trove of Latin rhythms and instrumental colors features the talents of such world-class artists as renowned percussionist Hector "Coco" Barez, living legend of Latin jazz Al Williams III, and award-winning jazz trombonist Kevin Cerovich. Michael Lazarus, whose track record includes the 2013 and 2014 GRAMMY® winners for Best Tropical Latin Album, took over the mastering of ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! Illustrations by award-winning Colombian artist Carlos Diaz Consuegra grace the CD's beautiful Spanish/English lyrics booklet and cover.
Says Andrés Salguero, "As a musician who has played many types of Latin music, I don't want to make songs that may perhaps sound a little Latino but are, in reality, only a pastiche of 'Latin' sounds. I want to make songs that, on their own, are each great exemplars of the genre. I want grown-ups who are familiar with this music to say, 'This is the real stuff.'"
My Review:

If you are looking for a fun, bilingual CD that will introduce your child to latin, salsa, and mariachi music that also incorporates fun lyrics perfect for kids of all ages (and even adults) look no further than this CD! It has been a huge favorite in our home the last few weeks, and it has been so fun to see the girls not only singing and dancing, but picking up the Spanish language through their exposure to this CD! It comes with a booklet that has bright colors and all the lyrics for the music on the CD. Check out the video above for a glimpse into how fun this CD truly is. Our family favorite songs included Salta, Salta, Los Colores, Where Does My Salad Come From, and O Papa. This would be a perfect gift idea for any child in your life, be it birthday, Christmas or any other special occasion. 

I highly recommend this CD and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! will be available online ,, and iTunes.

***I received a complimentary copy of this CD, courtesy of Waldmania PR, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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