Songs about children playing in the schoolyard, sisters braiding each other's hair at the beach, and parents dancing late into the night mesh together thanks to the music. A wide array of styles--nursery rhymes from Gabon, lullabies from Cape Verde, and rumbas from the Congo--are performed in more than a dozen languages. Luminous artwork and homegrown instruments round off this wonderful celebration of history, language, and culture. Lyrics apShow Less eir original language and in English, along with notes on culture, a world map, and a code for song downloads and print-outs.
Settings: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Caribbean, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle Africa, Republic of Cabo Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, Trinidad and Tobago, Western Africa