World Music Network have a great selection of CDs for children, with tracks carefully picked to cater for younger tastes.
Welcome to a world of joyous upbeat sounds that children love, carefully selected from across the planet. Celebrate unity in cultural diversity with gypsy grooves, madcap mambo and the carnival rhythms of Brazilian samba. With artists such as Ska Cubano, and The Amsterdam Klezmer Band, this album is guaranteed to delight any child.
The Rough Guide To African Music For Children features some of the best-known artists from across the continent, with tracks chosen by children, for children. World Music Network, with the help of the music charity Music For Change, spoke to more than a thousand children, who selected their favourite African music tracks. Presenting the rich acoustic kora(African harp) and balafon (African xylophone) sounds of Guinean superstar Mory Kanté, the driving Afro-beat of Tony Allen and the Maasai rap of Tanzania’s X Plastaz, this album showcases some of the best foot-stomping and hair-raising African music around.
Chosen by children, for children, this album features a diverse offering of powerful music from across the Spanish-speaking world. World Music Network, with the help of the charity Music For Change, spoke to more than a thousand children, who selected their favourite songs from across the continent. This album is packed with the sweetest Latin rhythms including salsa, tango, merengue and samba-reggae, and presents a snapshot of the most captivating and infectious sounds from Latin America.
Nursery rhymes and catchy playtime songs are a joyous part of childhood and a feature of every culture the world over. With Portuguese born singer Lura exploring her Cape Verdean roots, and leading Brazilian songwriter, Chico César singing an amusing, light-hearted song about getting the hiccups, this album would encourage any child to take pleasure in playtime!
Lullabies are sung to children the world over and form a much-loved part of all our lives; we hear them as babies and in turn sing them to our children as we become parents. Celebrate this joyous legacy while exploring the soothing melodies and gentle rhythms of lullabies from around the world.
From the rugged shores of Ireland, to Brittany’s pine-covered hills, the Celtic world has a long tradition of lullabies. Enjoy calm fiddle and harp songs from the likes of Liz Carroll and Alan Stivell alongside gently reworked classics by Flook and Altan.
Music is an intrinsic part of life in Africa, and from the earliest age, the lullaby is used to sooth and calm children into quiet time and sleep. Featuring some of the biggest names in African music, let the peaceful voices of Ladysmith Black Mambazo and soothing sounds of the mbira and kora gently lull your baby to sleep.