Songs From the Baobab
African Lullabies and Nursery RhymesBook - 2011
"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."--Back cover.
Publisher: Montréal : Secret Mountain, 2011
Description:  p. : col. ill., col. map ; 21 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Branch Call Number: jfb 398.8 Son
From Library Staff
Ages 3 to 7