World music presents such an enriching learning opportunity for young children. Today’s new release album focuses on the music of North Africa, taking children on a musical journey across North Africa, from the Sahara Desert through the Atlas Mountains to the Mediterranean Sea.
Songs in the Shade of the Olive Tree: Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes from the Maghreb is the latest release in a series of international titles featuring songs from various cultures. It is accompanied by a storybook which features lyrics and notes on the origin and cultural context of each song. Full-color illustrations by Algerian-born artist Nathalie Novi provide a vivid context for each piece.
Listen to samples, or download the album online at The Secret Mountain.