A celebration of music and reading is presented in Mister G’s latest release ” ABC Fiesta”, which is filled with a blend of Latin rhythms, funky acoustic guitar, that makes you want to dance and sing! Music and songs are some of the best ways to expose and reinforce the Spanish language to kids, and this latest CD by Mister G is fun, upbeat, and educational. I love that there are voices of bilingual children featured, as well as several playful interludes illustrating how certain Spanish words are used in different ways throughout Latin America. Not only are the songs great for enhancing listening and fluency, but also to spark conversation about culture and language! One of my favorite songs is ABC Fiesta, which is a celebration of letters, words, and reading in both Spanish and English. My kids love to dance and sing along to Cocodrilo, as well as the interactive Frota Tu Panza, which is a great lesson for body parts!
Mister G, is a Parents’ Choice Gold Award winning artist, whose music has been featured in People Magazine, on national television, and is currently on the Latin Grammy ballot as a contender for Best Chidren’s Album of 2012 for his previous album Chocolala. He has extensive experience from being awarded a songwriting scholarship to the Berklee College of Music, earning a Master’s degree in elementary education, and a critically acclaimed career performing for adults, and now is inspired to create children’s music. We are so happy he did! As a bilingual educator and parent, I am always looking for fresh, upbeat music that kids and parents will love, to help foster the Spanish language development. ABC Fiesta is a perfect combination both for enjoyment and to be used as a teaching tool!
I hope you have a chance to check Mister G out live, as he has a multi city tour going on right now. Check out www.mistergsongs.com for dates and locations. A few of the upcoming concerts include:
Oct 27 Academy of Music Theater Northampton, MA
Nov. 9 Schuba’s Tavern Chicago, IL
Nov. 10 Musical Merry Go Round St. Louis, MO
When we find great bilingual music, we love to share it with you! Now is your chance to win a copy of Mister G ABC Fiesta for your family or classroom! Simply leave a comment here on the Bilingual Fun blog stating why you would love to have your own copy! We will chose a winner on 10/28.
* The opinions expressed in this review are those of Bilingual Fun.