Pressure Cooker is proud to be part of the new CD “Songs For Sibusiso: Children’s Music To Benefit Children in South Africa.” The 14-song disc was produced by Pressure Cooker’s own Michael O’Connor.
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A CD of songs that adults will enjoy and children will love! This disc includes a 20 page “storybook”" with lyrics and colorful drawings.
“Songs for Sibusiso” features the music of The Sinikithemba Choir, a South African choral group in the style of Ladysmith BLack Mambazo (who were featured on Paul Simon’s “Graceland” album). It includes guest appearances by members of local Boston bands Babaloo!, Lovewhip, The Cha Cha Cha All-Stars and, of course, Pressure Cooker. The 14-song disc combines traditional and popular kids’ favorites with original compositions all performed with an African flavor. Hear “Baa Baa Black Sheep” in an Afro-Cuban style, listen to and dance along with a New Orleans version of “The Hokey Pokey”, and never, ever again worry about reminding your children to “Wash Your Hands” when it’s time to eat, as they will be singing the catchy South African melody on the opening track!
All the musicians donated their time and efforts to raise money and awareness to help communities affected by HIV/AIDS in Durban and surrounding areas. Sibusiso (‘blessings’ in Zulu) provides resources for people affected by HIV/AIDS. All proceeds from Songs for Sibusiso will benefit a Durban, South African orphanage for children who have lost parents to HIV/AIDS. For more information on Sibusiso, go to www.sibusisopartners.org. Or, contact: Sibusiso, Inc., 10 Whitney Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.