Reach Across the Globe to Africa With Launch of ‘Worlds Together’ DVD Series Available September 11, 2012 From Master Communications

Initial Titles in the Launch Feature Africa:
 “East Africa”
“West Africa”

Bringing remote areas of the world right into your living is the new DVD series Worlds Together from Master Communications.  Initial titles in the launch transport young viewers and their families to the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent through three charming titles – East Africa, West Africa and Ethiopia, available on DVD Sept. 11, 2012 for a suggested retail price of $29.95 each.

The Worlds Together series, originating out of the travels of photographer/songwriter Elmer Hawkes, visits some of the most remote places on Earth, examining topics ranging from history and culture to sports and cuisine and giving viewers an up close and personal introduction to cultures quite different from their own. Learn about the various climates, languages, religions, wildlife, architecture, agriculture, ethnicities and more.

East Africa features Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi (“the place of cold water”); Mombasa; Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam, an Islamic city with a busy seaport known as “Haven of Peace;”Zanzibar, a city where boats and global trade play an important role; and Uganda’s Kampala, a very modern city and home to one of Africa’s largest universities. Also visited is Uganda’s Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake and the second largest freshwater lake in the world.

Next, in West Africa, visit Mali, a land of fishing and farming, and its cities of Timbuktuand Bamako; Nigeria, a federal constitutional republic that boasts over 250 different ethnic groups alone; and Senegal, considered a gateway to the African continent and one of West Africa’s most popular destinations.  See the Cape VerdeIslands, which served as a base for the Portuguese as they rounded Africa over five hundred years ago, and be introduced to life along the Niger River, the 10th largest river in the world, as it flows 2,600 miles to the sea.  Take in this amazing region of lively music, culture, business and rapidly changing lifestyles!

Then, in Ethiopia, travel to this country – twice the size of Texas– that is believed to have the longest archaeological record on Earth and to have been present at the dawn of creation. It’s also been linked to the mysterious Queen of Sheba.  With many areas lush and green, the region has also suffered many droughts, but the economy is still dominated by agriculture.  Featured cities include Harar, Addis Ababa, Gonder and Lalibela, the last featuring 800-year-old Christian churches, some carved into volcanic rock.

With the Olympics being on, I thought it was a good idea to show the boys how different other cultures are from ours.  To me, in competition, everyone is the the same.  We do not really see how different each country lives.  I pointed out to the boys that although everyone is the same, it is nice to learn and see the differences in the cultures. 

 We watched the video about Ethiopia, which talked about a drought they had.  We are in the middle of a drought here as well.  I had to tell the children that the Ethiopian drought was much more severed than what we are going through.  This amazed them because before the dvd, they couldn't imagine what I was talking about.  They watched our grass and flowers die, but had no idea how severe things have been in the past in other countries.
Future countries to be explored in Worlds Together series include Cuba, Tibet,Ecuador and Colombia. Approximately 25 minutes each, all the titles in World Together DVD series will include a teacher’s guide (also available via download).  To order call 1-800-765-5885 or visit

Thank you to Master Communications for my sample used in this review.  My opinions are my own and honest.
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