Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Baby Einstein World Music|
Actor: Baby Einstein
Genres: Kids & Family, Educational, Animation
Baby Einstein's newest DVD offers a whole new musical beat that exposes babies to music from around the world. The fun-damentals and beauty of music are explored through real world images and sounds collected around the gl... more »
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Julie B. from PHILADELPHIA, PA
Reviewed on 11/17/2014...
I had bought the entire set when my 4 year old was born, but he didn't seem interested in any of them. My nephew loved them, so I thought it would be a must, note to self to check out videos from the library before buying. :) Fast forward, we made a trip to the library, and he really enjoys this particular DVD. It has flute music and light drums, is eclectic, and relaxing, even for me. He likes a wide variety of shows, and I really feel relaxed when this is on.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Sheila O. (fairydust) from EATON, OH
Reviewed on 10/6/2012...
my grandson really enjoys this he dances with it all the time
Aurellia S. (LadyElsena) from BRIGHAM CITY, UT
Reviewed on 9/28/2011...
It claims to use world music but instead they take and mutilate what might be slightly ethnic sounds. The music is fine but it is a far cry from world music. Also they are soo focused on showing off the toys that they want to tempt you to buy that they perpetuate cultural stereotypes, neglect and greatly shorten scenes that could actually offer one's child a glimpse into another culture.
D. CHAVEZ | Mexico | 04/14/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this video hoping to find joyful music from the world: polkas, tango, mariachis, african music.
But you can't find any of those.
The dvd is a collage of images with music composed by the baby einstein musicians, which doesn't represent the Music of the world.
It is very boring. My children, who are the Baby Einstein biggest fans hardly look at it.
Mellow World Music done the Baby Einstein way
Brimful Curiosities | WI | 04/10/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Get out your drums, shake your maracas and flip a rainstick. The Baby Einstein World Music DVD features songs and music from around the world in performed in the typical mellow, synthesized Baby Einstein fashion. Images from each of the seven continents and a variety of musical instruments accompany the music. Jane the jet setting monkey flies a plane over a spinning globe and takes babies and kids along for the journey. The monkey also stars in the silly puppet shows that break up the segments, each segment featuring a different continent. The DVD includes a few new play modes: "Grow with Me", "Select a Segment" and "Discovery Cards." The main feature runs 37 minutes.
We prefer viewing mode 2 over viewing mode 1. Intended for toddlers and kids, the "Grow With Me" viewing mode (#2) plays the images along with text and spoken language, instead of just visuals and music. Also, the kids really enjoy the DVD when I bring out some instruments for them to use while viewing. The instruments featured in the DVD are a wood flute, maracas, a rainstick, didgeridoo, djembe (drum), harp, and pipa (stringed instrument). My kids especially like watching the bonus Select a Segment: World Music Songs. Sung by children, the songs include "Shoo Fly", "Aloutte", "Arroz con Leche" and "Kogame, Kogame".
To be honest, I was expecting a little more lively variation of world music from Baby Einstein. The slower tempo segments (Asia, Antarctica) aren't as interesting for my kids as the upbeat ones. We are used to listening to Putumayo label music and would have liked to see Baby Einstein incorporate more energy in their musical selections this time around. I also wish the segments included more images of babies from around the world and fewer landscape/water shots. The DVD and CD are recommended if you want calming, soothing world music and have enjoyed previous Baby Einstein music products.