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Salsa: Latin Music for Kids
Salsa: Latin Music from Spanish Harlem
The Spanish rhythms of Latin Music, especially Salsa, get you out of your chair and just make you want to dance. Some amazing Latin Music came out of Spanish Harlem and found its way into the world. The music and the dance that accompany it are called Salsa. You know Salsa when you hear that Latin Music sound and you just can't help but jump up to dance, but do your children know Salsa?
How can we teach a love of Salsa to our children? Will this form of Latin Music be lost to the children growing up today? How will today's children learn about Latin Music? Will our kids come to love Latin Music and Salsa in particular? This is what was going through Andy Blackman Horowitz's mind when he decided to write a book for young children to introduce them to the music of Spanish Harlem. His story will also introduce children to the Latin music artists who created this amazing style of music.
Written by Andy Blackman Horowitz Salsa for Kittens and Puppies introduces young children to Salsa. With Spanish rhythms and dance, children are introduced to the music of Latin Americans who brought their music from Cuba, and Puerto Rico mixed it with African roots and launched it into the world.
Salsa for Kittens and Puppies introduces Latin Music to Children
Come dance to the Salsa Beat with Otis and all his puppy and kitten friends, each of whom represent a famous Latin musician to Salsa History.
Photo Credit: Salsa for Kittens and Puppies
from WPClipart, in the Public Domain/
Join Otis the cat on his annual birthday romp through New York City.
Each year his mother has a picnic for Otis in Central Park. It's a very musical picnic, because Otis prepares a special sauce that makes everyone in the city dance to Salsa music.
Each of the friends that arrive at the picnic brings a musical instrument. When all the guests arrive, Otis brings out his piano and they all play Latin Music, the music of Spanish Harlem. They play Salsa.
- Salsa for Kittens and Puppies teaches Latin Music to Children
Listen to the little girl who helps to narrate the story. Did you notice that she uses some words in Spanish. Salsa for Kittens and Puppies not only teaches children about Latin Music but also teaches a bit of the Spanish language.
Baby Loves Salsa teaches a love of Latin Music! - Children learn to love Latin Music!
Baby Loves Salsa is the story of a group of kittens and puppies (gatitos y perritos) from the streets of New York City who go on to become the best salsa band in the land.
The CD package includes a thick 20 paged board book created with the goal of helping young children (2-6 years) learn about the Latin Music style known as Salsa as well as a few words in Spanish in a way that parents and children can enjoy together.
Baby Loves Salsa was produced by Aaron "Luis" Levinson who was the 2006 Grammy winner for Best Salsa Recording for the Spanish Harlem Orchestra.
Baby Loves Salsa features some of the biggest and brightest stars in contemporary Latin music including bandleader and singer Jose Conde.
1. Somos La Banda
2. Meow, Hou-hou
3. Old McDonald
4. Bailar Rapido
6. Vamos a la Playa
7. Mi Familia es la Musica
8. Wheels on the Bus
9. Donde Esta La Musica?
10. Arsenio Ruf-Ruf
11. La Rana
12. Color de Mi Ritimo
13. Somos La Banda (el Fin)
14. El Sol
15. The Story of Otis the Cat
16. Drume Negrito
Photo Credit: Dance Salsa
from WPClipart, in the Public Domain/
Vamos a bailar! Let's Dance Salsa from Spanish Harlem, the best Latin Music ever!
Musical Instruments of Spanish Harlem - Musical Instruments for playing Latin Music
Set out some musical instruments and put on a Salsa CD. Now everyone is ready to join in dancing and playing with the beat of Salsa from Spanish Harlem. Latin music has distinctive rhythms that children can easily pick up after listening to the Salsa for Kittens and Puppies CD. Pass out maracas, cymbals and other rhythm instruments for the children to play while listening to the recording of Latin Music. Invite the children to stand up and dance to the Salsa beat.
Your children will love the Latin music and their bodies will quickly pick up the distinctive Salsa beat. By experiencing Latin music as a young age, children will carry on the tradition and keep Salsa alive for a new generation.
Dance to the Salsa Beat!
Download MobiStories Salsa for Kittens and Puppies for Free and help your children begin to understand the music and culture of Spanish Harlem.
Celia Cruz sings and dances Salsa on Sesame Street! - Learn Latin Music from Celia Cruz!
Celia Cruz was one of the Latin Music leaders coming out of Spanish Harlem. She has helped to spread Latin Music throughout the world. She also helped to teach children to love Latin Music when she performed on Sesame Street.
Learn the numbers 1-10 in Spanish and English while singing and dancing Salsa with Celia Cruz and the Sesame Street Muppets.
Dance to the Salsa Beat of Spanish Harlem - Learn Spanish with Latin Music
The wonderful thing about Salsa for Kittens and Puppies is that you can learn both the Latin Music style of Salsa as well as begin to learn some words in Spanish. Pop the CD in the car as you drive your children around on errands. Your children will be entertained as they learn about Latin Music while also beginning to learn some Spanish. The story is written to appeal to adults as well so you will also be learning about Latin Music too.
Which would you like to learn, Salsa or Spanish?
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