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Kids/Family: General Children's Music Moods: Featuring Guitar Latin: General Latin: Latin Folk

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Stanley A. Lucero

As I was studying to become a bilingual teacher in 1974, I was a student teacher in several bilingual classrooms in New Mexico. The teachers wanted me to translate English children's songs into Spanish and tried, but something was missing - the cultural connection. I decided to start looking for traditional Spanish songs and games from my friends and neighbors. When we moved to California in 1976, I continued my collection. In the process I gathered over 100 songs and games.

I did some research and found that publications of Spanish children's music indicated the songs and games were a part of our oral, cultural heritage and many appear to be hundreds of years old.

I started collecting albums/cassettes and was only able to locate a few for purchase. Eventually I decided to start recording the Spanish songs and games in an effort to preserve our musical cultural heritage. Please teach these songs and games to the children in your lives.

Please go to our webpage to get more information and resources. Yolanda and I are also on Facebook as Stanley & Yolanda Lucero.