The Rough Guide To World Music For Children
Welcome to a world of joyous upbeat sounds that children love, carefully selected from across the planet. Celebrate unity in cultural diversity with gypsy grooves, madcap mambo and the carnival rhythms of Brazilian samba.
Bonus Disc: Dance The World
- Listen Buy MP3 Ska Cubano: Malanga Ska (DJ Floro & Alex Acosta Remix) (6:11)
- Listen Buy MP3 LA-33: Pantera Mambo (6:14)
- Listen Buy MP3 Amsterdam Klezmer Band: Sadagora Hot Dub (Shantel Remix) (5:12)
- Listen Buy MP3 Saba: Hoio (Mum) (3:49)
- Listen Buy MP3 Ayhan Sicimoglu: Istanbul Pas Constantinople (4:30)
- Listen Buy MP3 Roge: Brasil Em Brasa (3:30)
- Listen Buy MP3 Chris While And Julie Matthews: On My Way (3:41)
- Listen Buy MP3 Country Gentlemen: Matterhorn (2:17)
- Listen Buy MP3 David Lowe’s Dreamcatcher: Passion Of The Dance (4:16)
- Listen Buy MP3 Los Fulanos Feat. Peret: Gato (3:46)
- Listen Buy MP3 Mabulu: Bula Bula (3:42)
- Listen Buy MP3 Michael Mcgoldrick: The Hillsbrook Reels (4:17)
- Listen Buy MP3 Hanggai: Flowers (3:01)
- Listen Buy MP3 Marcelinho Da Lua: Papo De Yaya (2:49)
- Listen Buy MP3 Jose Conde Y Ola Fresca: Café Con Sangre (4:02)
- Listen Buy MP3 Dean Martin: Mambo Italiano (Club Des Belugas Remix) (5:15)
- Listen Buy MP3 Daniel Melingo: José ‘El Cuchiyero’ (1:48)
- Listen Buy MP3 Four Of A Kind: Rail Gaddi (5:08)
- Listen Buy MP3 João Sabiá: Renata, Renatinha (4:03)
- Listen Buy MP3 Macolla: Homenaje A La Música Latina (7:39)
- Listen Buy MP3 Mokhtar Al Saïd & El Ferka El Masaya: Enta Omri (5:28)
- Listen Buy MP3 Diego Carrasco: Aserejé (4:05)
- Listen Buy MP3 Wayne Gorbea's Salsa Picante: Pa' Puerto Rico (5:59)
- Listen Buy MP3 Spam Allstars: Charanga E-350 (6:37)
- Listen Buy MP3 Carlitos Almonte Y Su Acordeon Cinco Estrellas: La Asesina (4:21)
- Listen Buy MP3 Martirio: Romance De La Rosa (2:22)
- Listen Buy MP3 Sami Ali: Ashshimtini (3:20)
- Listen Buy MP3 Cuerdas Pop-temporaneas: Escualo (3:07)
World Music For Children
The Rough Guide To World Music For Children was conceived with an ear for what’s been tried and tested (with our own families as well as with others’), demonstrating to children that there is life outside the TV and computer screens when it comes to interesting music. From African dance music to the wonderful blue-grass-party sound of Country Gentlemen and beyond, these songs are aimed at the pre-teen, post-nursery age group. It’s our hope that this selection will prick up young ears sufficiently for them to seek out and explore similar music.
Formed by Peter Scott and Natty Bo of the London ska band Top Cats and featuring leading West African trumpeter Eddie Thornton, Ska Cubano blend East Cuban and Jamaican music. The infectious ‘Malanga Ska’, featured here, was remixed by DJ Floro, one of Madrid’s leading worldbeat club DJs. Germany’s nu-jazz collective Club Des Belugas have had their music featured in commercials for BMW, Jaguar and the German national soccer team, to name but a few, and this remix of ‘Mambo Italiano’ is the first worldwide legal remix of any Dean Martin track and is an absolute classic. Regarded as one of the greatest Irish flautists of our time, Michael McGoldrick founded Toss The Feathers and Flook, two leading progressive-traditional Irish bands, and has worked with the likes of Capercaillie and Senegalese superstar Youssou N’Dour. This track is taken from the album that won him the Musician of the Year Award, on BBC Radio 2’s Folk Awards.
One of a new breed of DJs from Rio De Janeiro, Marcelinho Da Lua adds live effects, vocals, percussion and even brass sections when scratching. ‘Papo De Yaya’ is an intoxicating mixture of Jamaican ska, drum-and-bass and jazz horns. Jose Conde and his outstanding ten-piece band Ola Fresca have brought salsa funk to the forefront of the New York Latin scene and ‘Café Con Sangre’ harnesses modern funk, soul and hip-hop to the basic Cuban clave. One of Spain’s top funk bands, Los Fulanos blend touches of Latin soul, búgalú and rumba-flamenca, with a cameo appearance from Peret, the septuagenarian ‘King of Catalan Rumba’, on ‘Gato’.
Amsterdam Klezmer Band evolved rapidly on the back of frequent and riotous live shows on Amsterdam’s streets, parks and pubs. They offer some dancefloor action with their postmodern Jewish wedding knees-up ‘Sadagora Hot Dub’. Rooted in the Inner Mongolian grasslands, Hanggai’s otherworldly country/roots music is filtered through the urban influences of Beijing. They infuse traditional throat-singing into their punk-rock roots.
Born in Mogadishu, Somalia, Saba was a successful television actress before her debut album, Jidka (The Line), revealed her talent for mixing acoustic guitars and koras with traditional African and contemporary percussion. Mabulu are a multi-generational collective who showcase popular Mozambican music from the last thirty or more years, often with a contemporary hip-hop or dancehall fusion.