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Review & Giveaway: Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band: Aquí Allá

**Disclosure: I was given a copy of Aqui Alla to facilitate this review. All expressions of excitement over this awesome kids’ CD en español are entirely mine and 100 percent authentic.

Aquí, Allá  is an awesome Spanish language CD by Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band.  The album won the Latin Grammy for children’s album last year at the Grammys and I can see why– its rhythms will delight children and adults alike!  The songs mix Chicano rock, indie pop and some Tejano and Mexican sounds. All the tracks are great and your little one is sure to enjoy them! My favorite one is “La Pequeña Araña” (The Itsy Bitsy Spider) and Enzo’s favorite is “Contar.” There’s even the classic “Cantaba la Rana.” 

The album is special  because it is a celebration of culture and the bicultural reality that many families live today. Aquí Allá  (From Here/ From there) celebrates that we are from here, but we are from there as well. Check out my interview with Lucky Diaz  to learn more about what inspired him to record this album.

This album will surely make you and your kids get up and dance! (Perfect for dance parties, play dates and birthday parties!) It’s also perfect to practice vocabulary and help your kids love music and our cultura!

 

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Hispanic Heritage Month is around the corner and I want you to win a copy of Aquí, Allá so you are ready to go once HHM comes around! It is also a great way to practice Spanish and get your kids moving! Enter to win below!

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Diana Limongi
welcome! I'm a Latina working mom from Astoria, NY, mom to a trilingual four-year old. I blog about motherhood, Latino issues, women's issues, work/life balance, food, parenting and raising my multilingual and multicultural son!

12 Comments

  1. Growing up, Cri Cri was the only Spanish children’s music I heard. Thankfully, my 1.5 year old daughter has many more options when it comes to Spanish songs for kids. Our favorite interactive class is Hola Wiggleworms at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. I find music to be a great way to learn a language!

  2. I can’t wait to hear this album! My Mexican-American grandson will be born in about a month, ¡ojalá sea bilingüe! Thanks for the wonderview interview with suggestions and ideas on how to keep culture alive.

    1. hi Shari! The key to making bilingualism a bit easier is to start at birth (in the womb really!) I have written a lot about this, that is what I did with my son. Also, it is important to not mix languages. Please check out my posts here: http://ladydeelg.com/category/multicultural-vida/trilingual-baby-multicultural-vida/ . A good website to check out is SpanglishBaby.com they have some info there on raising bilingual kids! It is hard work but it will be worth it!

  3. Although I’ve been trying to add spanish to our everyday lives, it wasn’t until recently that I started REALLY trying. I’ve joined groups, started finding books in spanish, have them cook the few traditional meals I know with me and have my boys practice spanish with me everyday for an hour a day. I even started my own blog to talk about it (www.bilingualeyesblog.wordpress.com). It’s great to see others going through the same things. And finding new music for them to enjoy makes me even happier. Can’t wait to listen to this! Thanks!

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