MUSICIANS who have recorded children's songs in Spanish.
These are some of the cds/ cassettes/ records that Yolanda and I have in our private collection and use in our classrooms.
We recommend them highly.
The musicians are listed alphabetically and I have included as many links as possible to help you shop.
One of my dreams is that we will have an annual conference of Children's Music in Spanish
where the musicians and teachers who use their music in their classrooms
are the workshop presenters.
Two CDs: En el lejano bosque, Papaloapan/River of Butterflies, and a Songbook.
Lichi Fuentes and Alisa Peres share "the folkloric music of Latin America with children and families all over California."
COLOBRI, PO Box 12065, Berkeley, CA 94712. 510-204-9091
Luis from Sesame Street narrates a tape or cd of children's songs from the musical cultures of Latin America
featuring songs performed by various Latin American groups. Beautiful music.
Fiesta musical, A musical adventure through Latin America for children with Emilio Delgado,
Warner Bros Records Inc ISBN 1-56628-016-8 (cassette) 1877734690 (cd).
Order the cd or cassette from Music for Little People
from Canada has produced Soy una pizza in Spanish of her English songs.
She sings with an accent but the music is wonderful.
Linda recorded Frijolitos pintos at the age of 8. Cometa Records CA-155-B
Cada niño/Every Child is Tejana Tish's award winning children's record released in 1996
Roberto, from Santa Fe, New Mexico, has two beautiful cassette/book combinations entitled:
¿Juguemos niños? and ¿Juguemos otra vez?
Jose-Luis was born in Mexico City and has produced many cassettes, cds, and books of children's music.
Arcoiris Records, PO Box 460900, Los Angeles, CA 90046. 888-354-7373
"Through his music José-Luis Orozco has sought to expose a wider audience
to Spanish language children's traditions and promote Latin American culture."
ELENA PAZ MELTZER [ 1921-2008]
Suni came from Argentina to live in San Francisco, California.
She was the recipient of the 2003 Children's Music Network (CMN) Magic Penny Award for her lifetime contribution to children's music.
Ramon lives in Sanger, California and has written over 120 songs. His work is available on cassettes and cds.
Go to audio and hit samples for hear some of the songs for his new cd to be released in mid October.
I discovered her children's songs as a part of the H-200 ESL program. I have been singing La manzanita since the early 70s.
Contact the ELM Group to order her complete set of four cds and songbook/teacher's guide.
Some of my favorite songs by Carol Perkins are A Juan no le dan tortillas, La manzanita and Elena la ballena.
Linda, from Odessa, Texas, has many cassette and cd book combinations of songs she composed to cover topics in reading, writing, math, science and social studies.
Her series of recordings are entitled Estas si las vas a aprender.
Eduardo lives in San Jose, California and has a beautiful cd that I highly recommend.
Sueños by Eduardo Robledo, Sonrisa Records, 1479 Hanchett Ave., San Jose, CA 96126
Floyd lives in Chacon, New Mexico and has produced cd-roms of children's music and math songs.
OTHER RECORDINGS I LIKE
Cantos de Las Posadas and Other Christmas Songs.
Folkways Records, FW 07745 1963
Songs in Spanish for children (Canciones en Español para niños).
Columbia Records, 1962. Record 91A-02029
Page updated March 24, 2011