ZOOGLOBBLE Reviews the Family Friendly Album ‘Just for Fun’

Just for Fun . . . ‘is like a jet down to Rio for a kid-friendly Carnaval weekend’

– Stefan Shepard, Zooglobble.com

Zooglobble helps families find music — news, videos, mp3s, reviews — for the whole family. Their slogan is ‘Kids Music Worth Sharing!’.  We thank them for sharing our recent release, ‘Just for Fun’.  There is a review of this album on their site.  We’ll copy it below:

Review: The colorful cover of Beleza’s first album for families, Just for Fun, doesn’t particularly stand out among kids music releases — kindie covers are rarely monochromatic.  But the music inside is far more distinctive, a mix of Brazilian music and jazz with a light touch and playful core.  Without diminishing Humberto Oliveira Sales’ guitar work and playing on other instruments, it’s Madeline Holly-Sales’ vocals that most give this album a festive but sophisticated air.  With a nifty blend of English-language covers (a swingin’ “I Wanna Be Like You” from The Jungle Book, “Little Liza Jane” with nifty guitar work, and a bilingual “I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad”) and songs in Portuguese (including “O Pato,” about a duck and made famous Stateside by João Gilberto, Stan Getz, and Astrud Gilberto), the 33-minute album is like a jet down to Rio for a kid-friendly Carnaval weekend.  (Should one of those things exist.)  Definitely recommended.

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