Traditional Venezuelan children’s song is arranged in the joropo style where the singers imitate the sounds of the Venezuelan harp and the cuatro.
Afro-Puerto Rican rhythm that was also a popular musical form among sugar-cane workers. The rhythm has its roots in West Africa, and in Diana Sáez’s engaging original work, the singers establish the rhythm in a clever introduction.
Traditional song from the Andes Mountains of Peru with a piano part that beautifully captures the spirit of a Latin American guitar and vocal lines.
This chant melody was brought to America from West Africa and is meant to be sung as a meditation. Pedal notes should sound like a drone that supports the melody. It all leads to an experience for the singers and listeners that is fully grounded in its origins and ethnic roots.