Here is an excerpt from their website http://www.beautifulmusic.co.za/aboutus.php
"Beautiful Creatures was formed in South Africa in November 2004 by Alan Glass, Ed Jordan and Paul Choritz who felt there was a need for "Parent Friendly" children's music. Using the best session musicians, actors and singers in the country, Beautiful Creatures prides itself on being uniquely South African with a positive global message."
I downloaded the rest of their CD and set it to play a few mornings ago while the toddlers and I were going about our morning routine. We go to the zoo a lot around here (we have a family Friends of the Zoo membership to the Kansas City Zoo) and so my little ones LOVE animals and so songs about animals were an obvious fit for them to like.
They danced all over the living room to songs like, "Imvubu the Happiest Hippo" and "Zee Bee Dee Bee Dee", that was a song about a zebra. The only songs that they didn't love were the lullaby songs but it was because it was only 9:00 am in the morning and they said "Mommy, it's not bedtime right now!!" However, they were great songs and as an adult, they didn't make me want to gouge my eardrums out, which is a DEFINITE bonus. Sometimes "kiddie music" just doesn't "do it" for me but this was not standard "kiddie music" and was something that I enjoyed listening to with the kids.
You can get the songs at iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/beautiful-creatures/id327863543 for 99-cents each, which I would definitely be willing to pay for to have music that the kids and I can both enjoy together.
**Disclaimer : I got the CD for download for free but my opinions are my own and I wasn't paid to write this review. I don't normally do reviews so I'm not sure how this disclaimer is really supposed to work but I think that should pretty well cover it.