Songs in the Shade of the Cashew and Coconut Trees, Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes from West Africa and the Caribbean

Songs in the Shade of the Cashew and Coconut Trees

An enchanting collection of 23 traditional songs that pays homage to the rich
cultural heritage and multilingual communities of West Africa and the Caribbean. Stories about
children playing in the schoolyard, sisters braiding each other’s hair, and parents dancing and
singing late into the night mesh together thanks to the music. A wide array of styles—nursery
rhymes from Gabon, lullabies from Cape Verde, rumbas from the Congo—are performed
exquisitely in more than a dozen languages. Lyrics appear in their original language and
translated to English, followed by a description of the cultural background of each song and a
world map.

Songs in the Shade of the Cashew and Coconut Trees, Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes from West Africa and the Caribbean

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Paperback: $22.95

Songs in the Shade of the Cashew and Coconut Trees

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