Thursday, October 1st, 2009
Contest: Hot Peas & Butter CD Giveaway
Alternate title: The Educate AJ About Music Contest
Three winners will be taking home a copy of Hot Peas ‘N Butter 5: Best of the Bowl: Ingles Y Español. (Read my review.)
“Hot Peas and Butter is the New York City based world-pop group known for their sizzling percussive beats and hand-clappy Latin party music. Best of the Bowl, Ingles y Español is a collection of original and traditional tunes featuring the legendary cuatro player Yomo Toro, plus a host of other great musicians and a lively children’s chorus. The 11 tracks on Best of the Bowl, Ingles y Español offer a range of traditional and contemporary Latin styles from Merengue to Puerto Rican Bomba, all of which make it impossible for listeners to sit still. Almost every song contains both English and Spanish making it a wonderful way for parents to introduce their children to another language.”
Using the comment form located at the bottom of this article, post a comment containing an interesting fact about a genre of Latin American music (a topic about which I know very little). Include the name of the musical style and the country of origin.
It’s easy. Pick a country off Wikipedia’s list of popular music styles by country, click one of the musical styles, and recite a factoid of interest. The Hot Peas & Butter CD has an emphasis on merengue, bomba and plena, but you’re free to select a style from any Latin American country. One sentence is fine. Don’t write a book.
How the winners are chosen:
Three winners will be selected at random and notified via e-mail. If you don’t respond to the e-mail within 7 days, your prize will be forfeit. Seriously, check your spam filter!
12 a.m. Friday, October 16, 2009.
The contest is open to residents in the United States and Canada.
User comments may be deemed ineligible for consideration in this contest if they are identified as spam by my blog software or their nature is such that I would normally delete them myself due to their spammy or offensive nature.
Thanks for reading Thingamababy, and participating! Post a comment with a factoid and you’re entered to win.