Imagine a daily island hubbub with warm breezes, salt water, and music
flowing through a marketplace of cinnamon, roasted coffee, bananas and raw cocoa. 30 traditional
French-Creole lullabies and nursery rhymes from Guadeloupe, Martinique, Haiti and Réunion pay
homage to community, family ties, work, love and life’s passages. Melodies on the accompanying
CD celebrate history, language and culture with sounds of indigenous instruments, while colourful
illustrations of tropical animals and magical characters further transport listeners. Also included
are educational notes on the origin of each song. Lyrics are printed in the original French-Creole
dialects and translated into English.