Songs for Bubbas, Vol. 2
The eternal nipper in all of us loves a hearty dollop of musical fun, so we're delighted Kiwi singer/songwriter/baby whisperer Anika Moa recorded her second kids’ album. “Chop Chop Hiyaaa!” and “My Nana’s Farm” are playful and sweet. She incorporates traditional Māori songs; “A Haka Mana” is a jolly version of the Māori alphabet song and “E Te Ariki” turns the beloved folksong into a peaceful lullaby. Moa’s serene voice is embellished by a solid core of acoustic elements—guitar, harmonies, ukulele—in a variety of styles. Songs for Bubbas 2 tames the wildest beasts and moves seamlessly over 44 minutes from playtime to bedtime.