Mr. Lilo | Singing for a Better World

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Singing for a Better World

by Mr. Lilo

Fun and family friendly CD with positive themes for children in English and Spanish, using a variety of musical styles played by a full band/orchestra.
Genre: Kids/Family: Sing-Along/Interactive
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Vamos a Cantar
3:51 $0.99
2. The Boo-Boo Song
2:11 $0.99
3. Can Calagui-Tunal
3:17 $0.99
4. En la Feria del Maestro Andres
3:17 $0.99
5. I'm a Superhero
2:04 $0.99
6. Anina's Lullaby
2:26 $0.99
7. Clouds
4:51 $0.99
8. Hop, Hop, Hop
4:17 $0.99
9. El Baile del Qui, Qui, Qui
1:34 $0.99
10. Misalobito
3:24 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
"Singing for a Better World" is Lilo Gonzalez's first Children's CD and is a compilation of original and traditional songs he has sung over the years with his young students. It is an international undertaking by musicians from a variety of countries (El Salvador, Nicaragua, USA, Chile, Mexico, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Argentina, and Guyana), and although the album is mostly in Spanish and English, there are 10 different languages utilized along with nine different genres of music! The content is geared toward children, but the rich and varied rhythms can be enjoyed by everyone and will soon have you out of your seat! Lilo uses music to share common experiences and send positive messages that inspire people to work together and build stronger communities.

"Vamos a Cantar" is a merengue that gets children to spell simple words in Spanish. The song also introduces different instruments while focusing on the theme of, "Let's sing, let's dance, let's learn to read."

The 50's rock style of "The Boo-Boo Song" begins with a rousing horn theme and continues with Lilo singing about all of his boo-boos! The song explores body awareness and support for one another.

"Can Calagui-Tunal" is set to a modern Cha-cha-cha rhythm, but the song itself is ancient. The language used here is Nahuatl, which is an Aztec derived language used in southern Mexico and parts of Central America. This song was written by the "Pipiles" in Izalco, El Salvador.

The next song on the album, "En La Feria del Maestro Andres" takes us to a fair! The journey begins with a Cumbia dance rhythm and ends in Salsa. Along the way Lilo purchases many different things including marbles, ducks, and a motorcycle, and teaches kids a few words in Spanish. There are many different versions of this song throughout Latin-American countries!

"I'm A Superhero" is an adventurous song that was arranged by Lilo's son, Camilo. It incorporates classical, ballad, cumbia, and waltz rhythms and is sung in English. The theme of the song focuses on movement and how even Superhero's have feelings and do every day things. Everyone should be a superhero to make the world a better place!

Lilo wrote "Anina's Lullaby" for his daughter and used a Peruvian Waltz as the rhythmic basis. The song uses the cycles of the moon and sun, and the role of various family members in a child's life, to provide a soothing experience for the listener.

Written originally by Peter Jones as folk song, "Clouds" is a soft rock song in English that talks about the water cycle as a metaphor for social change. The song is a big production number involving strings, horns, and a rousing electric guitar solo by Lilo's other son, Lilo Jr.

"Hop, hop, hop" is medley of songs put together with a merengue rhythm. These traditional songs from around the world are in both English and Spanish.

Lilo offers a Spanish version of "The Chicken Dance" with, El Baile del Qui, Qui, Qui." This is a cumbia that focuses on fine motor skills (see our website, for the movements), farm life, and tempo.

"Misalobito" is a complex song involving Afro-Cuban rhythms that introduces "hello" in a number of languages (French, German, Swahili, Russian, etc.). The song goes on to tell the story of meeting a friendly wolf in Rock Creek Park (a wildlife sanctuary in the middle of Washington, DC). There are greetings in nine different languages and the theme is being inclusive. The song was adapted from the original version of Missa Luba.



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