I am exactly 0% Spanish, but I’ll be celebrating Cinco de Mayo tonight and blasting some cool tunes like yesterday’s Cool Mom Tech Download of the Week and the latest Spanish-language kids’ music release from CMP favorite Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band, Aqui, Alla. Lucky, Alisha, and friends will have you kicking up your heels for a family fiesta faster than you can say uno, dos, tres.
Starting with a party-song if I ever heard one, Viva La Pachanga will leave you breathless from dancing, but hold onto your sombrero because there is more to come. The western sounds of the mostly instrumental Órale! are, as the title says, awesome, and a Spanish-language ode to the little spider is peppy, not creepy.
Spanish speakers will feel right at home with this album en español, but one of the best things about it is that, even for those of us who don’t know the language, the music still translates into pure fun for families of all backgrounds. The beats are danceable, the instrumentation is multi-layered and joyful, and Lucky Diaz has a voice that is so appealing and likable, it is clear to me that these Latin GRAMMY winners are ready for another statue. And you’ll appreciate their versatility when you hear the pretty love song Tú Eres Mi Amor and the wistful title song Aqui, Alla which slow things down to a more mellow tempo.
Download the entire album for today’s Cinco de Mayo fiesta, or grab a hard copy from Amazon, and you’ll have a collection of songs you’ll want to hear long after the last of the guacamole is gone.
Grab a copy of Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band’s new Spanish-language kids’ album Aqui, Alla from our affiliate Amazon.