Villancicos -- Colombian Christmas Carols

In Colombia, the word for Christmas Carols is VILLANCICOS (pronounced: vee yan see cohs). Most of these songs come from Spain have their roots in the Catholic church.

There have been, however, just like here in the US, more modern songs written. Last year, I featured one of those songs which is kind of like the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer of Colombia and Venezuela. You can see the post here:



http://raisingcolombiankids.blogspot.com/2008/12/colombian-christmas-carols.html#comments

You can hear the Juanes version of the song here:

http://www.imeem.com/joga3bonito/music/T4zdmlZs/juanes-el-burrito-de-beln/



This one is well worth purchasing from Itunes. My boys love it!!

Photo:http://www.flickr.com/photos/johandouma/3521811854/sizes/o/

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