All Around This World: Latin America

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Pobrecito guacamaya, you’re a hungry little bird You’re a hungry little bird pobrecito guacamaya Pobrecito guacamaya, I will share my food with you If you only help me too, pobrecito guacamaya Fly, fly, fly, can you teach me how to fly? Pobrecito guacamaya, we can leave the world behind Vuela, vuela, vuela, can you teach me how to fly? Pobrecito guacamaya, we can leave the world behind
We dance bambo de bambulelê, we dance bambo de bambulalá We dance bambo de bambu we’re dancing the samba with our mother, brother, sister and papa, oh! We dance samba samba samba samba samba samba samba samba samba samba samba with mama We dance samba samba samba samba samba samba samba samba samba samba with papa We dance bambo de bambulelê, we dance bambo de bambulalá We dance bambo de bambu we’re dancing the samba with our mother, brother, sister and papa, oh!
Colora, Colora, Sina Maria Colora Colora, Colora, make us some of your cassava
Wan boto e kong nana wang fraga Wan fraga no’ mo’ hanga de?!?! One boat is coming with just one flag Wang fraga no’ mo’ hanga de?!?!
Cachumbambe, la vieja Ines, Se bebe guarapo y no toma cafe Cachmubambe, old lady Ines She will drink guarapo and she won't drink cafe.
Yunruhuma ya, Arihabei habuidunmenia Mafarulubadina lamise Yunruhuma ya, Arihabei habuidunmenia Our story may be sad but we'll laugh anyway Dance dance dance, ma lubuidun, dance dance dance, habinahan . . .
Este torito que traigo, lo traigo desde Topango lo traigo desde Topango este torito que traigo Y lo vengo mantenido con cascaritas de mango este torit que traigo lo traigo desde Topango. This little bull I 'am bringing he comes here from Topango he comes here from Topango this little bull I am bringng To get him to come here with me I feed him lots of mango This little buill I am bringing He comes here from Topango
A canoa virou, quem deixou ela virar Foi por causa da [name], que não soube remar Siriri prá cá, siriri prá lá The canoe flipped and who made it flip was it you? It was because of Molly, now what are we going to do? Paddle this way paddle that way, paddle this way paddle that way
Habia una vez un barco chiquitito (3x) Que no podia, no podia, no podia parar. Once upon a time there was a little boat (3x) That could that could that could not stop.
Soy un coya chiquitito, vivo solo en mi ranchito. Con mis ojotas de cuero, ya me voy camino al cerro. I’m a little Kolla boy, I live on this tiny farm I put on my leather sandals on my way up to the hill.
Al Citron de un fandango, Sango sango, Sabare Sabare de la randela, con su triki triki tron.
¿Donde esta la llave? Mate-rile-rile-rile ¿Donde esta la llave? Mate-rile-rile-ro (pon!) Where is the key? Mate-rile-rile-rile Where is the key? Mate-rile-rile ro.
O pião entrou na roda, ó pião (x2) Roda pião, bambeia pião (x2)
Qué linda esta mañana en que vengo a saludarte, venimos todos con gusto, y placer a felicitarte Despierta, mi bien, despierta, mira que ya amaneció, ya los pajarillos cantan, la luna ya se metió. How beautiful is morning, we’re here to sing along We all will sing together and we’ll start with this song Wake up dear, wake up my darling, rub your eyes, it’s almost dawn The little birds are singing and the nighttime has gone.
Quisiera ser tan alto como la luna, Ay-ay-ay! Como la luna Quisiera ser paloma y poder volar, Ay-ay-ay! y poder volar I’d like to be as the moon way up high, high, high, Ay-ay-ay! way up high, high, high. I’d like to be a dove so I could fly fly fly, Ay-ay-ay! I could fly fly fly
Tambobambino maqt'acha, tambobambino maqt'acha, tambobambino maqt'acha, Oh what a silly boy you are. ¡Wifalita wifala, wifalata wifala, Wifalita wifala, wifalata, wifala!
Ahora es cuando es (4x) Now is the time (4x)
Arroro me nino, arroro mi sol Arroro pedazo de mi corazon Go to sleep my child Go o seep my love Go to sleep my child Go to sleep my love
Los pollitos dicen pío, pío, pío, cuando tienen hambre cuando tienen frío. La gallina busca el maíz y el trigo, les da la comida y les presta abrigo. Bajo de sus alas, acurrucaditos. Duermen los pollitos hasta el otro día! All the little chicks say pio pio pio when they are hungry and when they are cold. The mother chicken looks for corn and wheat. She will give them shelter and something to eat Under mama's wing the little chickens keep, until the next morning they are all asleep.
Vai, Azulão, Azulão companheiro, vai! Vai ver minha ingrata, diz que sem ela O sertão náo é mais sertão! Ai! Vão a Azulão Vai contar companheiro, vai! Fly bluebird, friend, fly to my long lost love, Say that without her this barren land’s not the same since she said goodbye, Ah, fly bluebird, friend, go and tell her, my bluebird fly.


All Around This World: Latin America introduces you and your family to melodic and magnificent Latin music from all over South and Central America, Mexico and parts of the Caribbean (Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic). Jay Sand’s unique approach to translating global music into “global music for kids”–distilling “grown up” music into songs that embrace the essence of the originals but include just the right balance of lyrics in the original language and English so everyone can sing along–inspires listeners to not just tap their toes to awesome Afro-Latin rhythms and swoon at the sweet sounds of Latin singers, but to actually embrace the songs as their own. Here you’ll meet merengue and salsa, samba and son. Garifuna punta, Andean cumbia, Mexican mariachi, Surinamese soca . . . it’s all there in its multi-instrumental glory. And it’s all fun.

Visit "" to learn about all the artists who contributed to the album. There you'll also find voluminous information about all the songs on it such as an introduction to each song's original country and its most engaging genres of music, as well as information about Latin musical genres and instruments, great videos of Latin American performers and more family-friendly hands-on, you-can-do-this-at home, experiential global music fun coming every day.


released October 1, 2013

PRODUCER: Afro-Cuban percussionist and composer ARTURO STABLE. Born and raised in Cuba, trained deeply in Cuban musical styles and then educated further in Latin and international music in Mexico and at the Berklee College of Music, Arturo as become one of the Americas’ most respected Afro-Cuban percussionists and performers. Arturo has toured internationally with his music, releasing his own CDs of Latin Jazz and playing with stars of the genre in Jazz festivals worldwide. Arturo is currently the Chair of the Hand Percussion Department at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, thankfully keeping him in the States long enough to be able to collaborate with All Around This World.


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All Around This World is a unique, interactive music program for children 0-9 years old that encourages kids and their families to explore the world by enjoying great global melodies, rhythms and movement.

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