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Rough Guide to African Music for Children 2xCD

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    Description

    The Rough Guide To African Music For Children 2nd Edition...... contains a collection of joyful tracks that have been road-tested and hand-picked to entertain children the world over. Celebrate in the creative sounds of Congolese band Staff Benda Bilili, Malagasy maestro Lala Njava and Malian marvels Amadou & Mariam.

    It should come as no surprise that the continent that invented instruments which gave rise to everything from violins, lutes, guitars and drums would also be home to some of the most infectious children’s music on the planet. This Rough Guide presents a playful selection of young-at-heart music.

    On the island of Madagascar, Lala Njava’s advice in ‘Dinako’ explains that personal responsibility extends into village life through giving back to one’s community. Similarly, on the opposite end of the continent, in Mali, Vieux Farka Touré explains in ‘Fafa’ (‘Brotherhood’) about the importance of helping each other, and the responsibility of preserving memories.

    Congo’s groundbreaking band Staff Benda Bilili created instruments out of recycled garbage, using objects such as an old fish can, wooden boxes and old guitar strings, became the subjects of a critically acclaimed documentary, and now tour the world, performing at some of the world’s most prestigious festivals.

    Samba Mapangala and his band have legendary status in Kenya. His music is a magical mix of rumba and soukous from Congo and traditional styles from Kenya and Tanzania. Sauti Sol also draw on Kenyan influence and blend warm, resonant pop with sparkling guitar lines and excitable drums.

    Etran Finatawa from Niger bring the breathless hear and shimmering horizon of the Sahara to life on ‘Gourma’. The album closes with a track by Sotho Sounds, a band made up of five funky shepherds from Lesotho who make all their own instruments turning junk items into melodious guitars and drums – turning junk into funk!

    The full length bonus album is by Saba, an Italian-Somali singer whose music imbues a rare sensitivity and gentle humour. Listen out for mixing acoustic guitars, koras, traditional African beats and contemporary percussion.

    Track Listing :

    Rough Guide to African Music For Children (2nd Edition)
    01 - Vusi Mahlasela - Woza
    02 - Amadou & Mariam - M'bife
    03 - Busi Mhlongo - We Baba Omncane (If You Don't Listen To Your Parents)
    04 - Orchestre Baka Bgine - Gati Bongo
    05 - Staff Benda Bilili - Marguerita
    06 - Vieux Farka Touré - Fafa
    07 - Mabulu - N'twananu
    08 - Seprewa Kasa - Nkabom
    09 - Sauti Sol - Soma Kijana
    10 - Samba Mapangala & Orchestra Virunga - Zanzibar
    11 - Lala Njava - Dinako
    12 - Etran Finatawa - Gourma
    13 - Sotho Sounds - Ntheke Ntheke

    Saba - Jidka / The Line - Bonus CD
    01 - I Sogni
    02 - Hoio
    03 - Hanfarkaan
    04 - Jidka
    05 - Le Temps Passe 
    06 - Manta
    07 - Yenne Yenne
    08 - Furah
    09 - Je Suis Petite
    10 - Boqoroda Meskin
    11 - Melissa
    12 - Huwaiahuwa

    Music Style(s)
    African , Children's

    Age Suitability
    Young Child , Older Child , Thirty-Something

    Ethics
    Cultural , Ethically Produced

    Made In Hong Kong


    For a free zip file containing 30 second samples of all tracks
    and a pdf booklet - please click on the CD image below
    Rough Guide to African Music for Children 2xCD

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