The bilingual collection seamlessly flows between English and Spanish on the lyrical front, while Iranzi includes a diverse array of musical styles in her songwriting toolkit, with elements of Rock, Pop, Reggae, and Blues taking on a cheerful, Latin flavor. The title track is a fitting greeting to welcome listeners into Mariana's world...
"El Tren" (The Train) is a favorite on the album, and a song bound to grab the ears of little train enthusiasts, while "I Go" is another choice cut that also grooves to a transportation-based theme. Particularly impressive on the self-produced effort is the production itself - the album just sounds great, and the mix is fantastic. If there's one negative, it's the inclusion of "Five Little Monkeys," one of the most over-covered children's songs, and one I've probably heard a dozen artists do in the past year alone.
As I've noted here on The Rock Father in the past, I do not speak Spanish (sans a bit I've picked up largely from the music of BRUJERIA - I've said that before, and I'm serious) but that never matters when it comes to music, which truly is a "universal language." Through albums like this one, I hope that my children will take an active interest in learning to speak other languages and explore other cultures.
The Rock Father Rating: 4/5 Stars
FTC Disclosure: This album was provided to The Rock Father for the purpose of review consideration.. just as music reviews have been handled for 50+ years. All opinions are that of James Zahn with input from his children. Why are you actually reading this disclosure? It's government-mandated common sense, right?