From the recording Corazón Alegre - Happy Heart
Use this song to teach left and right sides and movement. Also, it's a fun freeze dance and has a couple of moments of a group yell!
I wrote this song late one night when I was trying to figure out what to do in my class the next morning. I ended up teaching it to my students along with a simple samba percussion piece. I was so happy when Brazilian percussionist Geraldo de Oliveira recorded its complex samba rhythm and when bassist Christ Andronis and Brazilian guitarist Paulinho Garcia heard it they also wanted to add to the track. Thanks to them my Samba idea really came to life.
Come on everybody let’s gather around / let’s move to the music / and move to the sounds / CHORUS / Singing hey, hey, let’s shake to the right / Hey, hey, let’s shake to the right / and sing hey, hey, hey, hey, let’s shake to the left / hey, hey, hey, hey, let’s shake to the left / still singing hey, hey, hey, now bring it on down / hey, hey, hey, now bring it on down / and now stop / let’s shout out a sound. / It’s a celebration / ven a celebrar / mueve la cintura y vamos a baliar / ‘cause dancing is for everyone / it’s for you and it’s for me / use the rhythm, feel the groove / let go and be free. / CHORUS