Saturday, March 22, 2014

We Needed a CD Like This!

If you live in Virgina, Maryland, DC, or a few other select areas you should try to get your kids to a live Andrés Salguero show!  His music is cross-cultural, Spanish and English, upbeat and fun!

His new CD is called ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! is due to be released next month (April 2014).  Get ready to have some fun with salsa, bachata, plena, mariachi, vallenato, bolero, and champeta! It is obvious that Andrés has marinated in all types of Latin music and what a fun  introduction his music brings for our kids! 

We were given the ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! CD to review and already my kids and I have listened to it several times, which says a lot! From the first song we were hooked.  I can definitely see myself using this CD in my homeschool Spanish class (and when I go back to work as a paid teacher).

The musicianship is a pleasure to listen to. My husband, a music major in college, really enjoyed the instruments and the various rhythms.

This CD is perfect for a bilingual preschool all the way through second grade or so. I would even use some of the songs in teaching middle school and high school Spanish.  For example the song "If I had a Mariachi" would be perfect for introducing the conditional tense, usually presented in Spanish III.

I am hoping Andrés records more videos like the one below!

I think my top three favorite songs from this album were:

¡Salta, Salta!, If I Had a Mariachi, and Love Song

You can sample all of the songs here:

I noticed on his website  that an all-Spanish version of ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés! will be coming soon.  I will definitely be interested in that version as well.  Hopefully he'll make his way over to the west coast some time soon!

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