Songs from the Baobab: African Lullabies & Nursery Rhymes (Hardcover)
Representing 11 languages originating from Central and West Africa and brought to life with lavish illustrations, this collection's rhymes and lullabies soothe babies to sleep as the songs travel from one country and one language to another. Lyrics are reproduced in the original language and translated into English, followed by notes on the origin and cultural context of each song. The accompanying CD features 29 songs from 10 countries—including Rwanda, the Ivory Coast, and Senegal—each one unique in language and sound, recorded with indigenous instruments and exquisitely performed by women, men, and children. This delightful, enchanting production captures the staccato rhythm of the children's rhymes and the poetry of the language as well as a sense of the heritage and tradition of each culture.
"A powerful 29-song CD of African lullabies and rhymes, in 11 native languages. Accompanied by a hardcover storybook illustrated with soothing, artsy images." —www.Scholastic.com
"This collection of lullabies and nursery rhymes from 10 countries was carefully chosen to broaden your little one's musical horizon's and lull her into a sound slumber filled with worldly dreams." —Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine (October 2012)