African Music for Babies and Children

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Celebrate Black History Month with Song
Celebrate Black History Month with song! February marks Black History Month, an occasion to honour and celebrate the past and present contributions of Black leaders and communities across the world. Songs offer children multiple ways to connect with Black stories and customs, especially those passed down from cultures with rich oral traditions. Discover traditional instruments, dances, and musical genres, and tales of triumph, perseverance, and the simple joys and duties of everyday life. For musical picture books, teaching guides, and activity sheets, visit www.thesecretmountain.com. Or discover more at: https://www.thesecretmountain.com/5-picture-books-for-black-history-month-music-appreciation/
there is a drawing of a man laying on the ground in front of houses and trees
Sing-along to African lullaby renditions of "Frère Jacques," from Songs on the Vanilla Trail
Day-O! – Songs in the Shade of the Cashew and Coconut Trees
African nursery rhymes and lullabies for babies. An enchanting collection of 23 traditional songs that pays homage to the rich cultural heritage and multilingual communities of West Africa and the Caribbean. A wide array of styles—nursery rhymes from Gabon, lullabies from Cape Verde, rumbas from the Congo, work songs from Jamaica—are all performed exquisitely by men, women, and children in more than a dozen languages. "Day-O" is also popularly known as "The Banana Boat song."
"Ye tsodja waye" – Songs on the Vanilla Trail
African nursery rhymes and lullabies for babies. Discover this enchanting musical collection of 25 traditional songs pays homage to the rich cultural heritage and multilingual communities of East and Southern Africa. This children's picture book is accompanied by a CD featuring 25 recorded songs.
Jambo Bwana – Songs on the Vanilla Trail
African nursery rhymes and lullabies for babies. Discover this enchanting musical collection of 25 traditional songs pays homage to the rich cultural heritage and multilingual communities of East and Southern Africa. This children's picture book is accompanied by a CD featuring 25 recorded songs.
Mbube – Songs on the Vanilla Trail
African nursery rhymes and lullabies for babies. Discover this enchanting musical collection of 25 traditional songs pays homage to the rich cultural heritage and multilingual communities of East and Southern Africa. This children's picture book is accompanied by a CD featuring 25 recorded songs.
Matúwe tuwê – Songs on the Vanilla Trail
African nursery rhymes and lullabies for babies. Discover this enchanting musical collection of 25 traditional songs pays homage to the rich cultural heritage and multilingual communities of East and Southern Africa. This children's picture book is accompanied by a CD featuring 25 recorded songs.
a painting of a man holding a baby in front of a green background with blue flowers
Songs in the Shade of the Cashew and Coconut Trees