Making Flamenco Christmas Songs with Kids๐ŸŽต Little Drummer Boy and El Tamborilero ๐ŸŽ… + Video๐ŸŽ„

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! As part of our "father and sons" bonding time, my kids and I make music in both English and Spanish throughout the year. We are slow in publishing these songs because, hey, I'm a fulltime father and we have other things to do. ๐Ÿ˜Š Here's one (music and video on Youtube) that we managed to finish before this Christmas--a children's flamenco Christmas version of the popular Christmas song "The Little Drummer Boy" mixed with the Spanish equivalent "el Tamborilero".

Make Music with Your Kids. Shake the Corona Virus Lockdown Blues Away

Day 3 of corona virus lockdown here in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. It's Monday and the first day out of school. There's plenty of things to do with kids at home during coronavirus self-quarantine that doesn't involve the zombifying internet or TV. What we found most entertaining, that you can do with your kids … Continue reading Make Music with Your Kids. Shake the Corona Virus Lockdown Blues Away

Father and Sons Bonding Time ๐ŸŽต Making Music+Video with Kids ๐ŸŽ…Jingle Bells-Dulce Navidad Mix๐Ÿ‘

Happy New Year! Here's a music video (on YouTube) of a new and refreshing family-friendly version of the popular Christmas song "Jingle Bells" with lyrics mixed with the Spanish version "Dulce Navidad" con letra. It is an acoustic guitar-driven style, sung by kids, mixed with Villancicos Navideรฑos (Spanish Christmas carols), in English and Spanish, performed in the style of Zambomba (Christmas songs done in festive flamenco style as uniquely done in Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucia, Spain). ยกOlรฉ! My two young kids and I recorded it in our our old-but-professional home recording studio in December.

Father and Sons JAM Session With Kids (a Lullaby) ๐Ÿ˜Š Family Video

An improvised music activity with my children playing musical instruments was the follow-up to our first-time jamming, first to the all-time children's favorite song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight". As a full-time father and a happy houseband (aka house husband) I have to find activities to keep the kids off the "screen" as much as possible. … Continue reading Father and Sons JAM Session With Kids (a Lullaby) ๐Ÿ˜Š Family Video

Joy to the world (New) Villancicos – Christmas Songs Kids – Mix Spanish-English – Family Video

In the spirit of the season, here's the first of our own version of Christmas songs by kids performed in festive Jerezano flamenco style called "Zambomba". This one is (hopefully) a refreshing, family-friendly take on "Joy to the World" in English and in the style of Rumba Flamenca on the guitar, mixed with popular Villancicos … Continue reading Joy to the world (New) Villancicos – Christmas Songs Kids – Mix Spanish-English – Family Video

The Lion Sleeps Tonight (children JAM session) ๐Ÿ˜Š

Mama's at work and Tata is always home... what do we do? ๐Ÿ˜Š Our spontaneous jamming for the first time to this all-time children's favorite song, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"., originally by the Tokens. It's fun! As full-time father I have to plan after-school activities for Karol and Kaj. I cut off TV after the one-hour limit … Continue reading The Lion Sleeps Tonight (children JAM session) ๐Ÿ˜Š