A catchy melody and a rhyming lyric invite singing along, no matter what the language.
The Putumayo Kids team searched worldwide for songs that are easy to sing along with. World Sing-Along includes familiar tunes like Jorge Anaya’s cumbia version of “La Cucaracha,” and the Fiddler’s Green Bush Band’s sprightly arrangement of “Waltzing Matilda” as well as Father Goose’s Jamaican rendition of the American folk song “Jig Jog Jee.” Top U.S. children’s music artist Dan Zanes is featured on that song as well as “Jamaican Farewell,” which he performs with Anjelique Kidjo. As they sing along, kids will learn a little Portuguese with the greeting song, “Como Vai” (by Brazilian artist Hélio Ziskind, some Spanish with Jorge Conde y Ola Fresca, with their salsa tune “Pititi y Titi,” and even “A Little Mandarin” with Shàng Xué Gē . Frances England and Asheba, are among the other familiar artists with songs featured on World Sing-Along.
This vibrant album is capped with a particularly uplifting song, “Around the World,” performed by the Pihcintu Multicultural Children’s Choir, whose members are refugee girls mostly from war-torn regions.
1 Jorge Anaya - La Cucaracha - (El Salvador)
2 Fiddlers Green Bush Band - Waltzing Matilda - (Australia)
3 Helio Ziskind - Como Vai? - (Brazil)
4 Asheba - Ah Sailor - (Trinidad and Tobago)
5 Roland Zoss - Krokodil - (Switzerland)
6 Frances England - Thats What Friends Are For - (United States)
7 A Little Mandarin - Shang Xue Ge - (China)
8 Father Goose feat. Screechy Dan & Dan Zanes - Jig Jog Gee - (Jamaica)
9 Jose Conde - Pititi y Titi - (United States)
10 Dan Zanes feat. Angelique Kidjo - Jamaica Farewell - (United States)
11 Pihcintu Multinational Children's Chorus - Around the World - (Sudan)