BeBé BaBá: Explorations in Early Childhood Music VHS video
Paulo Maria Rodrigues & Helena Rodrigues
Directed by Pedro Sena Nunes
This remarkable video filmed in Portugal shows babies and parents engaged in a music program quite unlike anything we have seen so far in the U.S.: an immersive, dreamy, theater-like experience that drenches very young children in glorious musical opportunities. Bebé Babá is dedicated to and significantly influenced by Edwin E. Gordon’s Music Learning Theory.
This video includes a booklet explaining the genesis of the music program depicted. It is our hope that this video will serve to inspire early childhood music educators, introduce this remarkable program to an English-speaking audience, and simply provide some food for thought.