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Under African Skiesby Wendy Oldfield & Various Artists
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Under African Skies by Wendy Oldfield & Various Artists

If you've been looking for a fun and educational new way to keep the kids quiet in the car, or at home for an hour before bed time, this album will undoubtedly do the trick.

This magical album contains a fantastically playful combination of traditional (South) African folktales and playful songs that have been specifically written and performed for these stories, which were originally passed on from generation to generation under star-filled African skies.

Simple and direct, these collected stories (re-written by Nikki Temkin) represent the different people living in Africa, and are told endearingly by Nicollette Sebatane. The songs, which are playful, vibrant and charming were written by renowned musician Wendy Oldfield.

Wendy Oldfield is widely recognised in the South African music industry as a dedicated creator and performer of beautiful music. She's been involved in movies and wildlife documentaries and has worked with many South African artists, including Bright Blue, Stimela, Vicky Samson, Moses Molelekwa, Frank Opperman and Pops Mohamed.

"All of my interests and passions have finally merged with Under African Skies. I have been a songwriter/producer/singer for 23 years. I have three children - Luca, Jude and Lilah - and I am an African living under African skies. This album has been an amazing opportunity to bring all of these experiences together," says Wendy.

If you're interested in discovering some African mythology and folklore in a light way, this album is for you as it is the perfect introduction to some of the most charming characters and stories ever to have come out of Africa!

As the tales are set in an African environment, it could be fun for you and your family to match the wildlife in the stories within an African wildlife setting while you're on holiday - there are plenty of game reserves in South Africa for you to explore, simply play the CD in the car.

BONUS: A beautifully designed and fully illustrated storybook is included with the album, which features vibrant artwork as well as the complete script for all of the stories. The album's packaging feels natural and its colours are dreamy greens, attractively contrasted with the orange flames of the fire around which the stories are told.

The album is part of the African Kidz range, a great range of South African music for children, and wonderful for their parents as well. Excellent gifts!

"I wanted to bring to the world the rich cultural heritage that South Africans have and to give it the credit it deserves. It's important that these wonderful stories which were passed down in the oral traditional can be enjoyed by the next generation," says executive producer Sergio Cartanese, an ex-South African living in Italy.

"The African Cream Kidz label aims to explore the sounds of Africa through a series of CDs that are entertaining as well as educational. Going beyond music, the label also pays homage to Africa's tradition of storytelling, recording the stories of the past for future generations to enjoy," says Alex Agulnik, CEO of African Cream Music.

under african skies
African Cream Music presents:

Under African Skies

by Wendy Oldfield & Various Artists
About African Cream Music is an independent record label based in Johannesburg.

African Cream Music

African Cream Music is a South African record company that was established in 2001 with the aim of sharing the best African music with the world. They showcase some of the most talented musicians, artists and producers on the African continent.

The Start of the African Cream
After working in property development for many years, founder and CEO Alex Agulnik decided that creating a record label that celebrated African music was the best way to follow his passion. While involved with Digital Cupboard, the biggest Internet site in Africa at the time, Agulnik realised there was a huge international thirst for music from the African continent - and it needed to be quenched. And so, African Cream Music was born.

The Artists & Compilations
African Cream Music, through its acclaimed compilations, continuously strives to showcase top quality music, whether from established legends or promising youngsters. Hugh Masekela, Ladysmith Black Mambaza, Johnny Clegg, Miriam Makeba and The Mohatella Queens, Papa Wemba, Salif Keita, Oliver Mtukudzi, Angelique Kidjo and Cesaria Evoria are just a few of the renowned musical icons who are featured alongside hot new talents like Malaika, Mafikizolo, Simphiwe Dana, Brickz and Zola to name but a few. Producers include acclaimed veterans of the music scene like Thapelo Khomo, Wendy Oldfield and Andre Abrahamse. African artists signed to the label include mbube masters Amaryoni, afro-fusion stars Khumbula, Namibian reggae artist Ras Sheehama, the multi-lingual Latino from Mozambique and kwaito talent Choppa.

African Cream Music′s CD Series
The popular Trip series is a collection of stunning tracks from Africa. The Great South African Trip Volume 1 & 2 feature the latest and the greatest musicians and hits, while The Great East African Trip, The Great Pan African Trip and The Essential South African Trip are all atmospheric expressions of the rhythms of Africa. The Great North African Trip and The Great West African Trip are in the pipeline.

The Afronsoniq series offers contemporary cutting-edge sounds: expect lounge, funk and groove with a definite African edge in albums such as Ambient Afrique and The African Lounge Experience from producers such as Afronauts and Mpemba Effect. Award-winningThapelo Khomo produced The African Groove Experience by "Spha" Bembe.

The Mother Africa series includes riveting albums like Healing Sounds from Mother Africa by iconic musician Pops Mohamed, Gospel from Mother Africa, Marimbas from Mother Africa and Voices from Mother Africa.

The Jazz series boasts an eclectic collection of jazz greats and original standards from the masters: check out A cappella group Amaryoni′s Marabi Moments, for example.

The Drum Series includes African Drum Masters, Drummers from Mother Africa and Marimbas from Mother Africa, which all resonate deeply with the heartbeats of Africa.

African Cream Kidz, launched in 2006, is a popular series of albums containing children′s stories, songs and lullabies. Under African Skies with songs by Wendy Oldfield, Lullabies from Mother Africa, Singalong Kidz and Goodnight Songs from Tina Schouw are all part of the African Cream Kidz series.

African Cream′s music is sold and distributed all over the world including Africa, Europe and America as well as in hotels, tourist destinations and lounge bars. Click on the Where To Buy tab for more information.

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Website: http://www.africancreammusic.com

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under african skies
African Cream Music presents:

Under African Skies

by Wendy Oldfield & Various Artists
About Published by African Cream Music

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under african skies
African Cream Music presents:

Under African Skies

by Wendy Oldfield & Various Artists

Tracklist

under african skiesUnder African Skies by Wendy Oldfield & Various Artists Published by African Cream Music
  • 1.
    Under African Skies Zamo Mbutho | Wendy Oldfield
    5
  • 2.
    How the Zebra Got His Stripes Nicollette Nampsusheng Sebatane
    5
  • 3.
    Hamba Mandla Xhosa | Zamo Mbutho
    5
  • 4.
    How the Zebra Got His Stripes Nicollette Nampsusheng Sebatane
    5
  • 5.
    The Magic Fish Bones Nicollette Nampsusheng Sebatane
    5
  • 6.
    Jump - Song for The Magic Nicollette Nampsusheng Sebatane
    5
  • 7.
    Moon Girl Nicollette Nampsusheng Sebatane
    5
  • 8.
    We Want Tembile to Come and Nicollette Nampsusheng Sebatane |
    5
  • 9.
    Moon Girl cont Nicollette Nampsusheng Sebatane
    5
  • 10.
    Mother Moon Wendy Oldfield
    5
  • 11.
    The Coral Tree Nicollette Nampsusheng Sebatane
    5
  • 12.
    Red, Red, Red Zamo Mbutho
    5
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