Looking for an upbeat, gift for a bilingual child in your life? Chocolalala from Mister G (Ben Gundersheimer) is a terrific option! The winner of Parents’ Choice Gold Award and on the ballot for a Grammy, this album is filled with a variety of musical styles and Latin rhythms, including bossa nova, ska, funk, folk, rap and pop. The lyrics are creative, fun, educational and contain words in both English and Spanish- a perfect way to add some zest to your day!
Song titles include:
There are so many colors!
“There’s not a moment that’s like any other
The world is waiting for you to discover
What is it that gets your toes tapping
What is the sound of everybody clapping”
Mono en mis manos
A silly song about something many people love…chocolate!
Dancing around the world…
Big Yellow Bus
Ah, the joys of riding a school bus!
Uno Dos Tres
Counting in Spanish…and English!
“Little butterfly, flying through the sky, I’m so happy you’re alive!”
Waiting for the Ball
For the love of baseball…
Click here to see the lyrics to each song.
Even though I do not speak more than a handful of words in Spanish, the rhythms and music on this album made me want to get up and dance and try to sing along (which would be painful for anyone fluent in Spanish to hear!). Several songs contain English words, allowing me to understand the story lines about chocolate, colors, riding on a bus to go to school, counting (in English and Spanish), butterflies and baseball. (I sure wish I understood more of the words.) After listening to the album several times, even I could sing along with some of the songs…albeit rather clumsily. Great music!
Mister G’s performances are often done in schools, museums, theaters and performing arts centers. Check out his schedule here to see if he will be near you. I know I would love to see him live! Happy listening!
BUY! All of Mister G’s albums, including “Chocolalala“, his third album, are available from www.mistergsongs.com for $15.
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