The African Alphabet

by African Treehouse

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Picture an African village deep in a valley. Hear the sounds of ululation drifting through the hills. Now move to the vibrant city streets of bustling Soweto, children laughing, taxis hooting, dogs barking……..and from down the street the jazzy sounds of a township saxophone. Next we are taking a ride through the African bushveld, with wild animals all around us, and the ancient cry of Impi warriors echoing through the plains. This is the authentic African collage found on the unique “African Alphabet” CD

“The African Alphabet” CD contains 13 fun sing-along songs for kids of all ages. The songs are an A to Z of things African and are composed in vibrant African styles ranging from Afro-Jazz, Afro-fusion, Afro-pop, to more traditional sounds and a whole lot more!

Aside from teaching the Alphabet in a novel way, the CD exposes kids to wonderful African music and culture where they will get to learn about Ululating, Yebo, Impis, Marimbas and so much more.

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released January 1, 2006

Relebogile "Lebo" Mabotja: Lead Vocals
Kelly Petlane: Flute, Sax & Pennywhistle
Graeme Sacks: Guitars
Erika Strydom: Backing Vocals
Dave Reynolds: Nature SFX
Angelina Nkuna: Ululating
Gabriel “Buddy” Sacks: Solo vocal on Nkosi Sikelela

Elise Coutts-Trotter: Conductor/Choirmaster
Redhill Kids:
Adam Russ
Adrian Jennings
Page Pollock
Madison Volkwyn
Akua Kwakwa
Charlotte Hindle
Alexa Clark
Chelsea Stroobach
Page Stroobach

All compositions, arrangements, programming, production & engineering by
Erika Strydom & Graeme Sacks

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African Treehouse Johannesburg, South Africa

"African Treehouse" is an ongoing project to bring African music to kids around the world. Top South African musicians appear on the albums including: Relebogile "Lebo" Mabotja, Concord Nkabinde and Kelly Petlane.
"African Treehouse" is the brainchild of the SAMA (South African Music Award) winning team of Graeme Sacks and Erika Strydom.
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