Tuesday, February 3, 2009

OLZ African Alphabet CD Giveaway

Mommy was looking online for some catchy kids' music to help me learn my ABCs, and up came a link to The African Alphabet CD. We watched the video of one of their songs on their site, and we were hooked...

Here is the description on their website:

“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, Soweto, Yebo, Impis, Marimbas and so much more.

The CD is also "Adult friendly" (No purple dinosaurs were used in the making of this CD!)

A big thanks to Graeme Sacks and the folks at African ABC for donating this CD for Operation Love Zimbabwe. They've got a copy reserved for one lucky commenter!

To Enter: All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. Easy peasy! Please make sure you include an email so I can contact you if you win.

You can get up to two extra entries if you (1) post about Operation Love Zimbabwe on your blog, and/or (2) put the Operation Love Zimbabwe button on your blogsite. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

Entries must be made by 11:59 p.m. PST on February 14, 2009. The winner will be selected using http://www.random.org/ and will be contacted by email.

You don't have to wait for the contest to be over to enjoy their music. Check out The African Alphabet website to listen and purchase their music now! And stay tuned for information on their African Numbers CD.

86 comments:

Carla said...

My son would love that CD. My hubby is from Africa. Wouldn't that be a neat way to introduce some more African culture into our home!!

Becky said...

My grandchildren would absolutely LOVE this CD. We try to introduce them to all different types of cultures and music.

Thanks so much!

dani said...

how cute is that!!!
love,
dani

♥ Somebody Loved ♥ said...

Ohhhhh
that is so cute.
I wanna win! These are the coolest giveaway's.
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ToOdLeS.ShEiLa

Jeanne said...

Would love to review this CD! What fun!

Jeanne1968atverizondotnet

Stephanie said...

Your OLZ project is amazing. I've just been catching up on your posts and am so glad you are sharing about the atrocities going on in Zimbabwe.

Heather of the EO said...

Count me in! :)

Danielle said...

My 16 month old loves music and loves to dance! I know that she would love this cd.
thanks for the giveaway!
yellyjohnsen@yahoo.com

Wendy at Babies Gotta Have It said...

I would love to win this! My baby loves listening to music and we could really use some new tunes!

babiesgottahaveit(at)gmail(dot)com

Melanie said...

my daughter would eat this up! Her "babu" goes to Africa a few times a year for missionary trips.

melanieinaz2003 at yahoo.com

Melanie said...

I have your button

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Pamela said...

my grandchildren - the younger ones of the nine -- would love that!!

Z's Mom said...

Oh I think Z would LOVE this....me too actually. They have an African group that sings on Noggin and they rock!!! Very cool music....

I will definitely be checking them out online if we don't win this one!

Jen @ One Moms World said...

How neat :). We would love to enter.

Jen @ One Moms World said...

I also have your button installed on my blog :).

Jennifer said...

The music would be such fun... Charlotte could play her drums while listening to it!

Jennifer said...

And of course I shared your OLZ with my readers!

danandmarsh said...

My grandkids would love this CD, I'm sure!

danandmarsh said...

I have shared the OLZ on my blog.
Giveaway City

danandmarsh said...

I have blogged about this great giveaway here:
And Yet Another Giveaway From Mozi Esme

Michelle said...

We are studying Africa for geography!

Love your blog!

Anonymous said...

What a great CD! I am so happy to find a way to share my African roots with my daughter. Now she can enjoy the music and sounds of Africa while reviewing her ABC's. Great work, people!
[lynxljj@hotmail.com]

PisecoMom (Mom's Marbles) said...

This CD looks wonderful! We'd love to listen to it.

Cortney said...

What a great giveaway! I recently went to Kenya and would love to win this for my nephew! Thanks!

Ali said...

What a great CD! I am sure my son would just love it, and we are always looking for unique kids' music.

Stacie said...

Great giveaway!

Stacie said...

I have your button on Simply Stacie.

The Lady Riposter said...

I'd love to win this. We actually have a friend who's over in Africa right now. I'd love to win this.

Thanks for the contest!

jlsemon at gmail . com

Zvi said...

Go Graeme !

Nicole said...

My daughter and I enjoy learning other languages. Thanks!

Lo said...

Our son loves music, and this CD looks wonderful. Thanks.

Cool Crafty Mom said...

This sounds like a great CD. I'm sure we would love it.

Marie said...

This looks like such a neat cd to share with the my kids!

vmlay@artsci.wustl.edu

Anonymous said...

count me in please!

plur268 at yahoo dot com

john ferris said...

This CD looks like fun to have.

Anonymous said...

I know a restauranteur whose wife and he are from Rhodesia...

He is very sad about what happened to Rhodesia...

It is one thing to get rid of the former white minority regime...it is another thing to have a Mugabe who is a racist and anti-Semite...and destroying the country...

Now, the Rhodesian army is eating elephant meat to stay alive...

Something is wrong...

I would like to know what you think...

lilaura5 said...

my daughter would adore this
new_momma2006@hotmail.com

Mary Avinger said...

This seems like a really cool cd. I like the sound of parent friendly. Thanks for the giveaway.

Amanda said...

We would love this - we love African music.

Laura H. said...

What a wonderful giveaway! :)

Good Luck everyone! :)

nickharos@rogers.com - Laura H.

grammy said...

I just found your site after it was lost in cyber commputer virus land. I love teaching my kids (well grands) the ABC,s. Now you are in my favorites again.

Anonymous said...

it is amazing how many are as interested in the CD as I am

Anonymous said...

My grandchildren would love this CD.


dr_dave7@hotmail.com

Sara Cross said...

My daughther would love this! She LOVES music!! Thanks for the chance to enter!
saraccross@yahoo.com

carrie said...

What a wonderful prize i would love to win this for my family
cjtaylor0377@hotmail.com

Martha said...

Just listening to it on 702 now. Sounds very catchy.

leslismith95@hotmail.com said...

maybe this will get us moving around the house

Miss Jones said...

I am an elementary education major and found this site while I was doing a thematic unit on different cultures. My husband is from Ghana and I love learning about different cultures and educating others about them. Whether I win this or not, I definitely will get a copy!

NGS said...

A great gift idea for my friend from Kenya who just had a baby!!

valerie2350 said...

this sound great

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socmama said...

My twins would love this. Thanks!

blueviolet said...

This would fit in nicely with all the multicultural music I select.
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blueviolet said...

I have your button
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Lori said...

That sounds like a great cd. Thanks!

lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

Lori said...

I have your button

Anonymous said...

This CD would be cool. hockey1defense8@hotmail.com

pam said...

We would really enjoy that CD.

pam said...

I have your button on my blog.

Anam said...

I bet this is full of wonderful music. Enter me, please.

Nancy said...

What an interesting CD - I would love to win one to use with my class! Thanks!

Rachel Ann said...

Interesting CD...I would love to learn my ABC's this way!

CynthiaK said...

That is fantastic! Oh, count me into the draw!

I'm so pleased to have found you through SITS! I'm definitely following this blog. I have a dream of taking my kids to Africa one day to volunteer as a family.

Lovely!!

Lilith Silvermane said...

My daughters would love this.. more chance to dance around!

LilithSilvermane(at)gmail(dot)com

jamaise said...

Wow! what a great family you sound to be! Bless you!

We love all sorts of music & would love to win:)

jamaisew@gmail.com

Rachael said...

Wow, sounds so cool! I'd love to have that for my son!

perilloparodies said...

Such fun!!! I linked you... Hope you are well and having a great day!!! :-)

Kate said...

I just blogged Operation Love Zimbabwe because I do. I have known about the problems evolving there for almost a decade and I am ashamed that this CD, the earrings and the scarf actually made me blog about Mugabe's big mess!

Both of my children and I are Africaphiles. I just wish there were better ways to show our love for the whole continent rather than just buying its music and fashion (beautiful as it usually is) and donating to international charities.

The Saunders Family said...

our friends would love this for their daughter as he was an MK from Africa
mom2maria at hotmail

big hair betty said...

I'd love to win this for some friends who are travelling to Ethiopia in a couple of weeks to adopt their first baby!

susan said...

This sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

tami said...

i'd love to win this ! i homeschool so we'd use this as a lesson, so to speak. and we'd enjoy it too!

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

I think that my son would really enjoy this CD.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

I also have your button on my sidebar.

JamericanSpice said...

This would be awesome for my babies!

calliemist@yahoo.com

mireia said...

I want participate from Spain, and i post you in my giveaway blog (sorteos y concursos).
My email is in my profile of the blog.
Thanks

jojoebi said...

add me to the drawing please, i know a little boy who would love this!

Michelle said...

We're raising bilingual kids here in the US, and travel to Southern Africa often. Will be great to add this to our music collection! Peace, Michelle

baggypants said...

Great prize...will be a great addition to my school!!

baggypants
oct261982(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Shelly said...

Sounds like fun!

Jody said...

What a great CD!

Leah said...

This would be such a magical CD for my lovin' and livin' it up ds who loves to play music with a passion! : )))

Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))

leahita[at]gmail[dot]com

ann said...

Think of all the Zimbabwean kids who won't have the chance to learn their ABCs, but with Paula and Esme working hard a few more will survive and be able to... This CD would be fun to have to help Cambodian kids learn ABCs...

sticklea @ gmail dot com

Z's Mom said...

I have your button too

caseykelp said...

my niece and nephew would really enjoy this. Thank you.

Rockin' Mama said...

I'd love this for my son


jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com