Latina composer releases new CD

Award-winning singer/composer Juanita Ulloa releases the world’s first Mariachi Children’s Bilingual CD “¡Canta mi Son!”
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FEBRUARY 24, 2009 SAN ANTONIO, TX — Internationally renowned musician, Juanita Ulloa, produces the worlds’ first Mariachi children’s bilingual CD-Learn Spanish through the World of Mariachi. This CD is Volume 5 in the Canta Conmigo “Sing with Me” bilingual music series and already an iparenting Media (Disney) winner! This 12 song CD was arranged and recorded in collaboration with Juan Ortiz, director of one of the best Mariachi groups-MARIACHI CAMPANAS DE AMERICA and is the only one of its kind in the world!

"For this CD we were able to bring together an amazing collection of songs that truly reflects the festive spirit of Mariachi, which has led to its worldwide popularity. We are especially excited to share “Ranchera”, or Mariachi music with children in the USA, and at the same time sharing it with Latin America," said Juanita Ulloa, producer, singer and composer.

¡Canta Mi Son! CD includes 80 minutes of upbeat material, including Spanish pronunciation and karaoke tracks. The songs teach children bilingualism as well as phonetics using original song themes such as parts of the face, -ar verbs, Texas armadillos, Mexican “palomas” (doves) and “guajolotes” (turkeys) -all set to traditional mariachi “son” type rhythms. Children don’t even know they are learning Spanish through the world of mariachi!

Listen to songs at: www.juanitacantaconmigo.com

Juanita Ulloa’s ongoing commitment to artistic excellence and to exploring a wide array of themes and Latin American music and language issues is made evident through her previous CD releases that include her children’s series, Canta Conmigo “Sing with Me”-a five-volume NAPPA, iParenting Media (Disney), Parent’s Choice and Parent’s Council award winning series. After the success of Juanita’s disc “Mujeres y Mariachi”, she wanted to create songs for kids that were similar to the spirited ranchera music she grew up hearing while living in Mexico City.

ABOUT JUANITA ULLOA
Juanita Ulloa received a BA in Music from Yale University and an MA in Music from UC Berkeley and Nice Conservatory, France. She is a Professor of Hispanic vocal Music and ethnomusicology at Texas State University and Northwest Vista College in Texas.

For more information and background on Ms. Ulloa, please visit www.juanitamusic.com.

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