Putumayo Reggae Playground CD
Brand Putumayo World Music
Featuring songs from the Caribbean and around the world, Reggae Playground is a jammin' reggae party for the whole family. Updated with 3 new tracks!
This joyous collection for kids and their families features a festive selection of tunes that reflect the crossover appeal and worldwide influence of reggae – a genre that is beloved all over the globe.
About the Artists
Reggae Playground presents renowned artists from reggae’s birthplace of Jamaica. Judy Mowatt, a former backing vocalist for Bob Marley and respected solo artist, invites listeners to get moving with her rousing “Let’s Dance.” The Jamaican reggae arrangement of the Burning Souls’ rendition of “Here Comes the Sun” demonstrate the adaptability of this infectious beat to almost any tune.
Other artists from diverse musical traditions who have adopted the reggae style and made it their own are also featured on Reggae Playground. For example, Johnny Dread, an artist of Cuban heritage who now lives in Miami, sings about “Rootsman Dread,” a colorful figure beloved by children. Jessica, from the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, displays the popular blending of traditional sega music with reggae. Asheba, an artist who hails from Trinidad and is known for his Caribbean songs for young children, performs a “Happy Day.” The popularity of reggae in places as diverse as the United States (Eric Bibb), Brazil (Kal dos Santos), and even Indonesia (Tony Q Rastafara) is also demonstrated here.
1. Rootsman Dread - Johnny Dread2. Turning World - Eric Bibb3. Le Vieil Elephant - Alain Schneider4. Let's Dance - Judy Mowatt5. Mon Petit Bonhomme - Mousta Largo6. Pat Gulipat - Tony Q Rastafara7. Here Comes The Sun - The Burning Souls8. Mouse In The House - Marty Dread9. Ying Yang - Jessica10. As Meninas Dos Meus Olhos - Kal Dos Santos11. Reggae Lullaby - Asheba12. Harambe - Rita Marley13. Take Me Home Country Roads - Toots And The Maytals
What the Critics are Saying
“You know a kids’ CD is a winner when you’re bopping to it in the minivan—and the car seats are empty.” – People magazine
“Undoubtedly the best children’s reggae compilation on the market.” – About.com