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.