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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Putumayo Review and Giveaway - 2 Winners!!

Putumayo Kids is the children’s and educational division of Putumayo World Music. As one of the leading children’s record labels, Putumayo Kids is committed to introducing children to other cultures through music from around the world.

With its growing collection of CDs featuring multilingual liner notes, Putumayo Kids produces music that entertains, educates and inspires cultural curiosity. More than 3 million Putumayo Kids CDs have been sold around the world. At least one percent of the CD sales benefit non-profit groups that support children, families, schools and other charities. Putumayo World Music has contributed more than $1 million dollars to non-profit organizations that do good work in the regions where the music originates.

Putumayo Kids CDs can stimulate, engage and inspire – giving children an opportunity to express themselves and experience new and exciting cultures with music that will make the whole family tap their feet.

The Putumayo Kids music team chooses songs with child-friendly lyrics and rhythms by both renowned and undiscovered international artists. The collections of songs are tested in schools and with families. An international music selection contributes to the education of future global citizens while holding true to Putumayo’s mission of sharing music that is “guaranteed to make you feel good”.

Putumayo Kids has won numerous awards and is parent and teacher approved. Some organizations that have awarded honors to Putumayo Kids include Parents’ Choice, National Parenting Publication Awards, Teachers’ Choice and the American Library Association.

Teachers around the world use Putumayo Kids teaching guides, activity kits and CDs in their classrooms. Putumayo has also provided multicultural teacher training programs to school districts. The company has donated thousands of CDs and kits to schools and organizations with various global education initiatives.

Music, food and good times just seem to go together
This summer, Putumayo Kids celebrated the joys of eating with a brand new, globe-trotting CD from their award-winning children’s Playground series.
Picnic Playground provides a veritable feast of international songs about food, cooking and healthy eating in a global gumbo of musical styles and languages. American artist Jay Mankita’s opening song “Eat Like a Rainbow” sets the tone for the album, and the delectable songs that follow from Australia, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Canada and Trinidad add to the exuberant musical smörgåsbord. These fun, upbeat songs will help get kids moving and dancing to the rhythms.
Picnic Playground includes liner notes in three languages, English, French and Spanish, a child-friendly overview of the foods mentioned in the songs, as well as two recipes showing how to “Eat Like A Rainbow” by child nutritionist Barbara Storper, founder of Food Play.
(A portion of Putumayo’s proceeds from the sale of Picnic Playground will be donated to Vitamin Angels, providing essential nutrients to children in the U.S. and around the world)

European Playground is the newest release in Putumayo Kids’ acclaimed Playground series of CDs, it is a collection of 15 songs that takes families on a fun-filled cross-genre musical tour around the continent. Europe is a favorite destination for travelers who marvel at the continent’s rich cultural variety. Europe is home to almost 50 countries, each with its own unique culture, history, traditions, food and music. The multilingual songs are easy to sing and dance along to, no matter what language you speak.
European Playground showcases the ways in which musical styles become global phenomena. The universal appeal of Caribbean musical styles is evident in tunes from artists working in the Netherlands, Greece and Denmark. Similarly, the mutual influence that Scottish and Irish music and North American folk music share can be heard in songs by Scotland’s Ian Benzie and Ireland’s Sharon Shannon.
(A portion of of Putumayo’s proceeds from the sale of this CD will be donated to the European Federation for Street Children (EFSC), a Brussels-based non-profit organization committed to the improvement of the rights and situations of street children in Europe and beyond)
Two other fantastic CD's included in this review and giveaway are the Putumayo Latin Sampler filled 10 songs from Putumayo's best-selling Latin Collections

And Putumayo World Music Sampler- Celebrate Puumayo's Fifteenth Anniversary with songs from their best selling and new CD releases.

My family has thoroughly enjoyed this music, we listen to it in the van and in by the computer and it is really a favorite for my little guys. For those Moms that are Educators Putumayo offers super teaching packages and tools for you and your students!

~The Giveaway~
Two Lucky Organic Girl Entrants will win the same set I reviewed
This includes:
Picnic PlayGround -Musical Treats From around the World
European PlayGround -Putumayo Kids
Putumayo Latin Sampler -10 songs from the Latin Collection
Putumayo World Music Sampler -15 Songs from the Best Selling And New CD releases!

~To Enter~
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This Giveaway is open to US and Canadians.
Ends Oct 12, 2009
(Winners will have 48hrs to respond to my email or a new winner will be chosen)

Thank you Putumayo for letting me review this wonderful set of Music and for sponsoring this wonderful giveaway at Organic Girl


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