Title - Pachamama
Artist - Flor Bromley
For those unaware, Pachamama, a new dual language album (English/Spanish) for families by powerhouse Peruvian singer Flor Bromley, is a tribute to her indigenous roots and a fusion of native elements and popular music genres.
Pachamama means Mother Earth in Quechua, a vernacular language of Peru, which you will also hear sprinkled throughout the album. The album is a collection of 21 songs: 10 in English and their equivalent 10 in Spanish, plus a bonus bilingual song called Luz (light).
These songs speak about Mother Earth in a unique and diverse way and encourages us to take care of the Earth and its elements while also taking care of each other accepting our differences and diversity.
Indeed, there is definitely something for everybody in this album: the music influences go from Huayno to Quebradita, Pop to Hip-Hop, Tango to Bachata, Country, Tanguillo, and Folk.
1. Pachamama (feat. Wendy Sulca) [English-Quechua Version]
2. Drop of Water
3. The Ocean (feat. Laurie Berkner)
4. Mango’s Tango
5. Peas and Carrots (feat. SaulPaul)
6. Totora Horse (feat. Justin Lansing)
7. Mother Nature
8. Ñusta Tika
9. Condor, Puma, Snake
10. Let’s Move It!
12. La Pachamama (feat. Wendy Sulca) [Spanish-Quechua Version]
13. Gota de Agua
14. El Océano (feat. Miss Laurita)
15. El Tango del Mango
16. Arvejitas y Zanahorias (feat. SaulPaul)
17. Caballito de Totora
18. La Naturaleza
19. Princesa Tika
20. Cóndor, Puma, Serpiente
This quite delightfully heartfelt album opens on the English-Quechua versions of the atmospheric title track Pachamama (feat. Wendy Sulca) and then the lush Hawaiian hipsway of Drop of Water, and backs those up seamlessly with the melodically informative The Ocean (feat. Laurie Berkner), the cultured rhythms of Mango’s Tango, and then we are brought forth the Caribbean rap beats of Peas and Carrots (feat. SaulPaul) and the fun storytelling of Totora Horse (feat. Justin Lansing)
Next up is the guitar tour de force of Mother Nature and the harmonious delicacies of Ñusta Tika, which are in turn backed by the clap-happy Condor, Puma, Snake, the accordion-imbibed Let’s Move It!, and finally the gentle acoustic guitar balladry of the bonus bilingual song, Luz, before all the songs repeat again, this time via Spanish-Quechua versions.
The album also has some special award winning guests: Kindie queen Laurie Berkner, hip-hop musician with a message SaulPaul, Grammy winner Justin Lansing from The Okee Dokee Brothers, multi-talented violinist Elena Moon Park, Peruvian folk-pop star Wendy Sulca, and beloved children’s performer Miss Laurita.
Produced with attention to and respect for cultural authenticity, Pachamama offers a sampling of music from around the world: Andean huayno, bachata from the Dominican Republic, tanguillo from Cadiz, Tex-Mex quebradita, tango, country/folk, a Peruvian hip-hop fusion, and even more.
In closing, Pachamama is a never-ending rollercoaster of global music fun for children and grown-ups and thus is highly recommended!
Flor Bromley - The Ocean (Feat. Laurie Berkner) [Official Music Video]
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