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Cruising In El Minivan: Alt.Latino Surveys The State Of Kids' Music

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Cruising In El Minivan: Alt.Latino Surveys The State Of Kids' Music

Cruising In El Minivan: Alt.Latino Surveys The State Of Kids' Music

Cruising In El Minivan: Alt.Latino Surveys The State Of Kids' Music

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My Alt.Latino co-host, Jasmine Garsd, has never shown much interest in an episode about children's music. She doesn't have kids, so the magic of the idea is lost on her. So I enlisted two of my fellow NPR dads, Eyder Peralta and Rolando Arrieta, for a discussion of what we enjoy — and don't enjoy — about music for kids.

We take a stroll down memory lane for the sounds of their childhoods, and also hear what's on repeat in their minivans nowadays. Be sure to join the discussion in the comments section: What music did you love as a kid? If you've got kids of your own, what music have you shared with them?

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01Cantamos Hasta Seis

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Cantamos Hasta Seis

  • from Adelante
  • by Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
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Los Pollos Dicen

  • from Canciones Infantiles
  • by Traditional
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Himno a la Unidad Sandino

  • from Himno a la Unidad Sandino
  • by Traditional
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Duerme Negrito

  • from El Grito De La Tierra
  • by Mercedes Sosa
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Titanes En El Ring

  • from Titanes En El Ring
  • by Various
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Di Por Que

  • from Grandes Exitos Digital 2
  • by Cri Cri
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Grandes Exitos Digital 2
Album
Grandes Exitos Digital 2
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Cri Cri
Label
RCA Records
Released
1991

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Sapo Sapo

  • from Sapo Sapo
  • by Traditional
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1,2,3

  • from Sesame Street
  • by Celia Cruz
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07Rata Vieja

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    Rata Vieja
    Album
    ¡Fántastico!
    Artist
    Lucky Diaz & La Familia Musica
    Label
    Rainy Day Dimes Music
    Released
    1969

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Rata Vieja

  • from ¡Fántastico!
  • by Lucky Diaz & La Familia Musica

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¡Fántastico!
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¡Fántastico!
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Lucky Diaz & La Familia Musica
Label
Rainy Day Dimes Music

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My Friend Manuel

  • from ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!
  • by 123 Con Andrés
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¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!
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¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!
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123 Con Andrés
Label
Salsana Records
Released
2014

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01Avena

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Avena

  • from Come Bien!
  • by Jose Luis Orosco
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Balloon Fest

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  • by Ozomatli
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Ozokidz
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Ozokidz
Artist
Ozomatli
Label
Hornblow
Released
2012

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