This week get your groove from Latin sensation Jarabe de Palo or download iTunes no.1 album ($10 USD), while supporting the Japanese Red Cross. If you’re in need of a good read, check out one of my all time favorites: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
Bonito by Jarabe de Palo
The title song on this album, Bonito, followed my husband and I around during a getaway to Positano, Italy in 2003. In every alley way, street corner, bar, and restaurant this song was playing in the background. Watch this video and tell me that you don’t feel like shaking your bootie! This timeless album is good fun and my daughter loves it as much as my husband and I do.
*You can sample this album via the iTunes button below without making a purchase.
What the Kids are Listening to…
Songs for Japan by Top Recording Artists
Update your playlist with popular Top 40 tunes and support a good cause! Here’s an opportunity to get 38 songs from the world’s top recording artists for a mere $10, with all proceeds going to the Japanese Red Cross. Artists such as Lady Gaga, Bob Dylan, Katy Perry, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Bruno Mars are just a few of the artists on this album that has topped the iTunes album chart. All the artists have waived their royalties to maximize the proceeds. It’s a small donation for a great cause.
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières
This is probably one of the most visual and beautifully written books I’ve read. Set on the Greek island of Cephallonia during the Italian and German occupation of World War II, the novel’s rich characters and prose will make you feel part of the antics, heartbreak, and bloodshed. As the saying goes, the movie didn’t do the book justice!
“There are novels whose delightful phrasing and charming plotlines whisk the reader through blissful scenes of enchantment and beauty. There are others that rub the reader’s nose in the brutal reality of man’s worst behaviours and tendencies. Few manage to do both, but that is the extraordinary balancing act that Louis de Bernières pulls off in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. This is a tale of heady romance, of bittersweet love, of torture, ideological destruction and unbearable cruelty.”… From Bookdrum.com