Friday, November 13, 2009

El Baile del Sombrero Review and Giveaway at Wanna Jugar with Migo?

We got a really nice write up on El Baile del Sombrero at a great blog called Wanna Jugar with Migo. It's written by Tati and Ginny who have great information and suggestions about teaching Spanish to kids. If you're interested in having your children speak Spanish, it's a blog you should definitely subscribe to.

It's always nice to get positive feedback on our music but Tati's description of the CD and Abbasubi is so spot-on that it feel like she and her family really understand why we made the CD and what we're all about. She really GETS us, man!

Here's a link to the review. If you want to get in the giveaway and get a copy of the CD, post on the blog! And sign up for Wanna Jugar with Migo on the blog and Facebook!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Write up of El Baile at Bilingual Fun

We got a nice little write-up on El Baile del Sombrero on the blog of a company called Bilingual Fun that teaches Spanish to children using their own DVDs based in Michigan. Jennifer Manriquez started the business with her husband (sounds familiar...) and there's a great little piece on her being interviewed on ABC news on their website.

Here's a link to the review!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Show at Colegio del Prado

When we lived in Argentina for five months, Chloe had her first school experience at a school called Colegio del Prado. The director and teachers were so welcoming to Chloe that she finally had to admit that she liked going to school. The school inspired Fati to write Mama Me Lleva a la Escuela and we decided to name the girl in Al Zoologico, Pau after Chloe first teacher at Colegio del Prado.

Although we were only going to visit Argentina for three weeks, we sent both kids this time to Colegio del Prado. The staff was so wonderful and accomodating and Chloe and Kylen rather miraculously, adapted really well to the school. "What? We're going to another country, where they speak a different language, and I'm going to go to school with kids I've never seen before for two week? Okay no problem." I think it's really a testament to how much Fati has worked to make sure the kids feel comfortable communicating in Spanish and how much they feel at home in Argentina.

In any case, with all this history, we had to do a show at the school and they had a family day while we were there which was the perfect opportunity to share our music with them.

Getting out the hats for the Baile

We had kids dancing on the jungle gym which was very cool

We got a bunch of kids dancing but best of all, our former next door neighbors came with their son and were all jumping up and down with us during Soy Muy Independiente. Seeing Seba, Gise, and Juampi pogoing with us yelling "Solo! Solo!" is a memory I'll always treasure.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

New Videos on You Tube from Negrito Manuel Show

We decided to hire the same people that videotaped our wedding in Argentina to videotape our first show in Argentina. They did a great job editing and fixing up the sound a bit and we put a bunch of them up on You Tube. Here's a link if you want to check them out!