|Written by||Joe Raposo|
|Publisher||Jonico Music, Inc.|
"African Alphabet" is a Sesame Street song performed by Kermit the Frog and a group of Anything Muppets voiced by the South African a capella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The AM group is made up of five different patterns: Fat Blue, Lavender, Pumpkin, Purple, and Reddish Magenta. The creatures of the savanna, including numerous frogs and birds, sing along as well.
Rather than simply recounting the letters of the alphabet, the song tells a short story in which each word begins with a consecutive letter of the alphabet.
A worm parody of the group, "Wormsmith Black Mambazo," sang the song in a 1996 episode.
- The Paul Simon version was taped on May 4, 1987 and was directed by Jon Stone.
- Jim Henson: A Sesame Street Celebration (1991)
- Sesame Street Celebrates! (1994)
- Sesame Street Best (1997)
- Songs from the Street: 35 Years of Music (2003)
- Lyrical Letters (2014)
- Shalom Sesame: Passover (1990)
- The Best of Kermit on Sesame Street (1998)
- The World According to Sesame Street (2006, excerpt)
- 40 Years of Sunny Days (2009)
- ABCs with Elmo (2010)
- Sing! Sesame Street Remembers Joe Raposo and His Music (1990, with added narration by Jon Stone)
- The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson (1990, clip)
- The Street We Live On (2004, brief clip during timeline sequence only)
- Sesamestreet.org Kermit's version:
- SesameStreet's YouTube Channel Kermit's version: Wormsmith version: