Habla Blah Blah – English bilingualism with children via silly music and rockin’ classes, is proud to present a free outdoor concert starring the singers, dancers, and instructors of habla blah blah and featuring Jamey Hood, actress, singer, and children’s entertainer (formerly of the Hollywood Bowl).
habla blah blah introduces children to the sounds and words of Spanish through their self-titled music CD’s and “mommy & me” style classes. The goal is to provide children and their caregivers with Spanish phrases that are readily applicable to their everyday life, i.e. “I’m hungry/Tengo Hambre” and “I want to play!/Quiero jugar!” Music CD’s are recommended as class materials or can be enjoyed separately to promote Spanish-English bilingualism in the home. While the self-titled CD’s enjoy international distribution, classes in the Los Angeles area are growing steadily with nine different locations hosting this Fall 2009.
FREE Concert this Wednesday at 7PM
Below is the Pasadena Star-News article about the Putmayo Kids “Picnic Playground” CD release party at the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena this Wednesday at 7PM.
Putumayo Kids can sate families’ musical appetites
By Michelle J. Mills, Staff Writer
Pack some nutritious snacks, grab your jackets in case it gets chilly and head to the Levitt Pavilion in Pasadena 7 p.m. Wednesday for the family concert, Putumayo Kids Presents Picnic Playground Featuring Rhythm Child.
Putumayo World Music has been releasing compilation CDs featuring sounds from around the globe since 1993. In 2002, it launched Putumayo Kids with the goal of offering the same wide selection of music for children.
The label has since released albums of lullabies and activity songs focused on different lands, animals, traditional dances and more. It has received Parents Choice Awards and other accolades and consistently donates a portion of sales from each effort to nonprofit groups which reach out to children.
Its latest album, “Picnic Playground,” was released July 28. The effort includes world music with lyrics in English and other languages. Listeners will learn about nutrition with U.S. artist Jay Mankita’s “Eat Like a Rainbow,” visit a farmer’s market in South Africa with Kheswa’s “Beautiful Day,” laugh at the tale of a boy who brings his cow to school during “Milch” by Germany’s Donikki and more. A tour with various artists across the United States has been launched to celebrate…
Putumayo Kids will be celebrating the release of their new children’s CD Picnic Playground at the Levitt Pavilion Pasadena on Wednesday, August 12 at 7PM. This performance will feature L.A.’s own the Rhythm Child . The Rhythm Child Network introduces kids to the basic elements of music through a family drum circle experience. Using fun rhythms and movements, parents and their children sing, drum and dance together. Putumayo Kids is committed to introducing children to other cultures through music from around the world.
Putmayo Kids ‘Picnic Playground’ featuring Rhythm Child: Wednesday, August 12 @ 7PM.
Thank you to Daily Candy Los Angeles for featuring the Levitt’s Children’s Hour, including tonights show of Aaron Nigel Smith and the FUNdamentals Band at 7PM. The Children’s Hour is every Wednesday at 7PM and presents concerts, puppet shows and storytellers for kids!
Join the Levitt every Wednesday evening at 7pm for Children’s Hour.
June 24 – Bob Baker Marionettes: Unforgettable artistery of Marionette puppetry
July 1– FUNdamentals Band: An up tempo and exciting approach to music and movement
July 8 – Ferdinand the Bull: The classic tale told with lifesize puppets about the bull from Spain
July 15 – Sara Hickman: Top children’s singer-songwriter from Texas
July 22 – Leslie Perry: A storytelling master presenting family favorites
July 29 – Joanie Bartels: Award-winning children’s music entertainer
August 5 – Silly Monsters: Rock n’ Roll band of puppet monsters
August 12 – Rhytm Child: A Putumayo Kids CD release party featuring the Rhythm Child
August 19 – Choo Choo Soul: A diverse hip-hop duo teaching music on an animated train
August 26 – Habla Blah Blah: Music introducing the sounds and words of Espanol