CB - Orozco, De Colores and Other Latin-American Folk Songs for Children
Terra Experience Collection
De Colores and Other Latin-American Folk Songs for Children;Jose-Luis Orozco, Elisa Kleven. illustrator (1994), 56 pp [ages 4-adult], 24 oz---[Living Mayan Culture]morebilingual in Spanish & English
A wonderfully illustrated book of Latin American children's song's chants and rhymes. The 27 songs are in Spanish with English translations. I have heard my friends from Guatemala and Mexico begin to recite "El Chocolate" as they talk about making and drinking chocolate. Many mothers repeat "Sana Sana" as they rub a hurt and comfort a small child." And at Christmas and birthday's the "La Pinata" song becomes a favored chant. The book includes simple musical arrangements for piano, voice and guitar. There are also short descriptions of how the song is used in every-day life and again, wonderful illustrations by Elisa Kleven.