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Orgullo Argentino: Suni Paz
REVISTA ARGENTINA SUPLEMENTO
DEL 21 DE AGOSTO DEL 2006
Artículo escrito por Rodolfo Spadano
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(Article in Spanish)

Reviews

"SmithsonianFolkways Recordings believes the music with which
our children are raised will influence them for the rest of theirlives.
We carry awide array of children's recordings including musicby
Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Suni Paz, and Ella Jenkins, Folkwaysmost
celebrated children's performer. Our recordings are an invaluable
resource for parents and teachers.
"
Smithsonian Folkways

"One surprise on the collection is 'Los Pollitos/TheChicks,' sung by
SuniPaz. My daughter loves this song because her baby sitter always
sings it to her -- I imagine her mother sang it to her when shewas a
child. The song, which is about little chicks who cry when they're
hungry, is sung in both Spanish and English. My baby sitter likesto
listen to it because it helps her learn English, and I like tobecause I
learn some Spanish. For my daughter and other children, I think,
the song is a great way to learn both languages."
Sarah Seager/ Mother's Who Think

 

  After a performance, I usually receive letters and cards, from California and other states, from students (K to 6) and their teachers or librarians. I have kept the students' spelling as written. Most works come illustrated with portraits of myself, flags, pictures of my instruments, the stage, costumes, etc. I enjoy answering them. During 1998, through Performing Tree, for several months I taught a special music and culture class at Janson Elementary School. When the term was up, I received wonderful and moving farewell books- too many to print. The messages (preserved complete with splendid errors) and the colorful drawings were artistic and fun, grateful, full of love for my music and songwriting. I'm very grateful to the Principal, the teachers and the students.
- Suni Paz

 "Please, Suni Paz come back...." Isaac / Kinder

"Suni Paz you are a very nice lady and I'm going to miss you so much."
Kevin / Kinder

"I like your classes and I like the way you sing." Felicia / Kinder

"I hope you come back." Kacey /1st Grade

"Our favorites: Celebremos, Rabbit, bunny; Hello; Chick-chicks; Fire, fire." 2nd Grade Class

"Thank you for choosing me to do the instrument. I wish we could have you more. All the song were great. My favorite song: In English, I Like to Say. Your music student, Christine." Christine

"Mi canción favorita era Familia. Con cariño tu amiga Claudia." Claudia / Helen Keller Elementary

"A mi me gustan todas tus canciones. Mi libro favorito es Gathering the Sun." Ana

"Yo le enseñe la canción Betabel a mi amigo Carlos." Jose

"A mi me gustó el monito tweety...también me gustó todas las canciones. Pero más me gustó la canción que se llama Cuida la Vida. Suni Paz es pero a que vuelvas otravez...tú tocas la guitarra muy bonito." Héctor L.

"Yo le enseñé la música de Cuida la vida a mi abuelita y a mi mama." Erick

"Le enseñe a mi amigo Michael la canción de "Familia"...se puso contento hasta la quiso cantar 20 beses. Aunque no sabe hablar español, yo le enseño." Hernán R.

"Me gusta la canción de Burrito Barrigon. Yo cantésus canciones a mi papá y mamá." Manuel

"Mi canción favorita de usted es No te Olvides No." Esmeralda

"Dear Ms. Pas: Thank you for singing for us. I loved it. Yor voys sounds grate. We hop you come again." Jeanette

"Sra. Paz: gracia poe el programa en el gim y gracias por dejarnos cantar tambien y te
queremos mucho."
Ramón / Carpentersville, Illinois

"Great job! #1 music teacher. Best Music Class 98. My favorite song was Celebremos... I think you make a great music teacher because you write great songs. I had a great time with you." Irene

"Dear Ms. Paz, Thank you for coming to our school and sharring with us your wonderful songs, instruments and books. You have a wonderful voice. I'm amazed with your singing and rythm. We kids are proud of you for loving us and knowing all those songs. I felt like singing because the rythm was WAY TOO COOL." "P.S. We love you too." Lucy Leon / Wilson Elementary

"Suni Paz Ami me gusta los instrumentos. Lo que me gusta fue las canciones...Ala megor viene otrabes. La canción que me gustó fue cuida la vida. Me gustó todo." Daniela

"Suni Pas: The show was great. I liked the castanets." Edwin C. G.

"Me gustó como cantastes. Perfecta...y las canciones del abesetario." Sonia

"Gracias por cantar por losotros tu vos es bonita." Yesenia Vargas

"Dear Suni Paz, Thank you for singing a lot of songs. You let us join in too. I never heard those songs and never saw that little guitar before (the charango). You are a very nice person. We enjoyed the performance." Kathy Szymarzki

"We went to the auditorium. We saw Suni Paz. She was a very good singer. She had a little puppet. They sang songs about trees and families. We had a very good time with her." Victor Oragwa (Portrait of Suni with puppet and a hand mike)

"Le voy amarrar muchos corasones y estrellas." Sandra (with drawings of stars and hearts)

"Yo la cero mu bucho." Danny "(I love you very much)" / Kinder

"Dear M. Paz: We all love your songs; We hope you can come another day." Renée

"Querida Sra. Paz: Gracias por sus cansiones tan bonitas. A mi me gusta su vos. Y usted es muy linda y buena." Mariana

Quotes from concert audiences:

"...the agradezco tu magnífica presencia, tu talento extraordinario..." Alejandra Cisneros

"Enjoyed your singing. We'll definitely seek out your recordings!" Joseph T. Crescenti

"Thank you for your company at our wedding! Most of all, we so loved our song when we first heard it we hope to have you sing it for us again! Everyone enjoyed your music! I think the fish (in the Acquarium) were even dancing!" Christy and Geo

 

 

 "...Whether you spoke of testing, writing singing, creative ideas or...excellent techniques, you were right on target. You were outstanding. Permit me to add that I truly appreciate your professionalism. You came well prepared." Beach Channel High School,N.York, Sandra C. Hassan, Principal

"A teacher at our school heard you...she came back very excited after hearing your presentation." Lincoln Elementary School, Diane Williams, Principal

"Thank you so much for coming to Keller Elementary School. Honestly, I had never heard your songs before, but now that I have, I feel like a new teacher...the words and music are beautiful and meaningful." Elisa Avila-Hagen, Teacher

"Thank you again for a wonderful series of concerts and programs you did for us here...where the grass is green and our students are feeling more beautiful because of songs like the ones you shared!" Jean Orellana, Community Unit School District, Carpentersville, Illinois

"Here are more thank you notes from the kids!!...and thank you for putting on a very entertaining program." Ms. Kay O'Brien, Teacher, Wilson Elementary School

"We really enjoyed watching and listening to your show. We liked your puppet, your instruments, the music, and that you sang in Spanish and English. Con amor," Miss Hall and all the students, Keller Elementary School

"Thank you again for a wonderful series of concerts and programs you did for us here...where the grass is green and our students are feeling more beautiful because of songs like the ones you shared!" Jean Orellana, Community Unit School District, Carpentersville, Illinois

"Your participation was dynamic, entertaining, enhancing and fabulous. The manner in which you executed the songs and the reading of the literature was so natural and cultural. Your guitar playing motivated the entire audience. You brought back memories of my childhood. I can incorporate these readings, songs and games into my classroom..." Julia Vazquez, teacher, Queens, N.York

Critics say

"Her voice is strong and supple, her rhythmic instincts are sure and her repertoire of original songs...
includes several affecting, straightforward celebrations of life and love."
Robert Palmer - The New York Times

"...the lovely, blazing voice of Suni Paz..."
Arthur Sainer- The Village Voice (N.York)

"...deleitando concanciones que hicieron vibrar al público de emoción."
Oyarzún - Revista Intermedio (New Jersey)

"Suni Paz, lit up the hall with her enormous charm and vitality..."
Allen Hughes- The New York Times

Public Libraries say

"I'm supporting your nomination for a Schools and Culture Award...the teachers tell us that the students came away entranced with the music, which they sang all afternoon in their classrooms...the songs became the starting point for essays and drawings as well. Your programs were rich cultural experiences. The children participated enthusiastically from their seats and on stage where they took turns performing in costume...they absorbed valuable cultural information as well...the children came away with a pride in being bilingual-bicultural Americans and a warm feeling for the public library as a place where books and songs came alive." The Queens Borough Public Library, Jamaica, New York Alan Wagner, Assistant Head New Americans Project

Suni did a terrific job of including everyone. She got children of all ages (and some parents!) playing music and dancing...she also encouraged literacy and use of the library...Suni is a wonderful resource. We will definitely have her back!
Van Nuys Public Library, California Christie Hamm,
Children Librarian

 

 

Public Libraries say

"I'm supporting your nomination for a Schools and Culture Award...the teachers tell us that the students came away entranced with the music, which they sang all afternoon in their classrooms...the songs became the starting point for essays and drawings as well. Your programs were rich cultural experiences. The children participated enthusiastically from their seats and on stage where they took turns performing in costume...they absorbed valuable cultural information as well...the children came away with a pride in being bilingual-bicultural Americans and a warm feeling for the public library as a place where books and songs came alive." The Queens Borough Public Library, Jamaica, New York Alan Wagner, Assistant Head New Americans Project

Suni did a terrific job of including everyone. She got children of all ages (and some parents!) playing music and dancing...she also encouraged literacy and use of the library...Suni is a wonderful resource. We will definitely have her back!
Van Nuys Public Library, California Christie Hamm,
Children Librarian

 

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