South African Music Award (SAMA) Winner! "Best English Kiddie's CD 2011"
From the team that created ‘The African Alphabet’ and ‘Stories from the Alphabet Tree’ comes another delightful kids CD, ‘African Numbers’.
Take one sheep and multiply it by fourteen. Now add a taxi, five musical instruments, a shongololo and some rulers and erasers. Next, throw them into a large, three-legged African pot,
add some herbs and spices from the market. What do you get? A truly African stew of songs about numbers.
Once again the fabulous Relebogile ‘Lebo’ Mabotja has added her warm, friendly confidence to the equation. Her silky smooth voice will creep into your heart, and leave you wanting more. Kelly Petlane also returns with his soulful melodies on sax, flute & penny whistle, and so too does Elise Coutts-Trotter and her wonderful Redhill School kids. This album has a new addition in the multi-talented Concord Nkabinde whose grooving, swinging African bass and backing vocals have added a touch of magic to the songs.
African Treehouse's first offering, ‘The African Alphabet’, has been embraced as an invaluable teaching tool in the classroom, and ‘African Numbers’ is sure to follow suit. The new CD presents songs about numbers in such a fun way, kids won't even know they're learning!
The African Treehouse studio is situated in the heart of buzzing Johannesburg, which has served as an inspiration for the locally-flavoured music on the CD. Composers Erika Strydom and Graeme Sacks have drawn on the multicultural melting pot of their surrounds. The result is an album of charming children's music that even adults will find irresistible.
In the words (and music) of the composers:
"Big numbers are amazing, they're astounding, they're fun. From the deepest darkest ocean, to the distance from the sun. Impress your friends and neighbours with super number facts. From the totally mundane to the weird and abstract"
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