Cantaré artists Patricia Vergara of Brazil and Cecilia Esquivel of Argentina introduce audiences to the beautiful songs and rhythms of Latin America in an exciting interactive performance.
Drawing from the musical heritage of the Caribbean, Central and South America, Cantaré performs songs in Spanish and Portuguese, while sharing the music's cultural and historical background. Audiences learn about the history of Latin America and the different cultures that shaped their music - Native American, European and African - while becoming familiar with the language, rhythms and musical instruments from the different countries.
The music of Cantaré communicates the inter-dependency of people and cultures and the rich fusion that results when diverse traditions come together.
This musical compilation is from the book Arrorró, mi niño: Latino Lullabies and Gentle Games, selected and illustrated by Lulu Delacre. The book has received many strong reviews and awards including the Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor. The book contains the full lyrics to the songs on the CD as well as descriptions of the what do do with each finger rhyme. A direct link to the book is located under Links.