An adorable video of Luis, the youngest boy at Puerto Alegria, singing and dancing to the DC Reto song, Pa’ los Niños (For the Children). The lyrics of the song tell the children to bark like a dog, meow like a cat, move forward, move backwards, and jump up and down. He meows, barks and at the end of the video, says “para los niños” (for the children).
The actual song Pa’ los Niños, can be downloaded here as part of the file “Songs from the Casa Girasoles Puerto Alegria”
These are a few of my favorite moments from being in Puerto Alegria.
One of the educator/assistants at Puerto Alegria, Rodbin, entertaining a couple boys by singing “Si Tuvieras Fe/Te Adorará” (one of my favorite songs) one afternoon.
(Here’s part 2 of the song. When Rodbin noticed I was recording, he stopped for a few minutes and then started singing again)
One of the weeks in Puerto Alegria, we divided the boys into two teams, Grupo Rojo (Red) and Grupo Azul (Blue) and had various competitions throughout the week. The final night that the team from Alabama was with us at the house, there was a choreography, song and skit competition. This is one of the many choreographies that was presented that last night by the Grupo Rojo. Marcelino is in the white t-shirt, Geilerson is wearing yellow, and Luis is the little boy doing his own thing in front of Marcelino and Geilerson.
Ronald, one of the older boys from Puerto Alegria dancing to El Pato, even though he clearly didn’t want the attention.
Like many of the other Girasoles homes, Puerto Alegria has their own choreography dances that they perform for the work teams that visit. Here, some of the older boys dance to a mix of songs by DC Reto.