Music, food and good times just seem to go together. This summer, Putumayo Kids celebrates the joys of eating with a brand new, globe-trotting CD from their award-winning children’s Playground series. Released just in time to enhance summer get-togethers, Picnic Playground serves up a colorful basket full of tasty musical treats.
Picnic Playground provides a veritable feast of international songs about food, cooking and healthy eating in a global gumbo of musical styles and languages. American artist Jay Mankita’s opening song “Eat Like a Rainbow” sets the tone for the album, and the delectable songs that follow from Australia, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Canada and Trinidad add to the exuberant musical smörgåsbord. These fun, upbeat songs will help get kids moving and dancing to the rhythms.
The artists on Picnic Playground sing so joyously about delicious food that you can almost taste it. Try Jose Conde’s wonderful “Bolitas de Arroz con Pollo,” chomp your way through Rhythm Child’s “Bowl of Cherries” and taste the tropical flavors of Asheba’s Caribbean “Ice Cream.” Before you go, finish off the picnic with milk and cookies, courtesy of Donikkl’s song “Milch” and Maggie G’s “Let’s Bake Cookies”.
Picnic Playground includes liner notes in three languages, English, French and Spanish, a child-friendly overview of the foods mentioned in the songs, as well as two recipes showing how to “Eat Like A Rainbow” by child nutritionist Barbara Storper, founder of FoodPlay.