Spice up the holiday season with festive Latin and Brazilian rhythms. ¡Feliz Navidad!
While American icons such as Santa’s sleigh, evergreen Christmas trees and chestnuts roasting on an open fire are foreign concepts in most parts of Latin America, Christmas celebrations throughout the Americas share the same spirit of joy, gratitude and generosity. Each country in Latin America has its Christmas traditions, whether it be Puerto Rico’s aguinaldos (carols), Argentina’s Misa Criolla (Creole Mass) or the pan-Latin American El Dia de los Reyes (Three King’s Day).
Latin Americans celebrate Christmas in many different ways but one thing that is common everywhere is the importance of music. The songs sung together each year get everyone into the Christmas spirit. While many countries have local Christmas songs, there are also standards that have become known throughout the world, including many of the songs featured on this album.
We hope this collection of Latin-influenced Christmas songs spices up your holiday season. ¡Feliz Navidad!