African Lullaby

Various Authors

From Ellipsis Arts

African Lullaby

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This Parents' Choice Gold Award-winning collection of lullabies reflects the warmth, musical richness, and soothing rhythms of the African continent. It is a gathering of talented singers and musicians whose gifts are recognized internationally. Young and old ears will delight in the magical sounds of mbira, balaphone, kora, a capella vocals, guitar, bamboo flutes, dundun, and talking drum.

The lyrics sing of folklore, family, and village life in the traditional languages of the Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Guinea, Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, and South Africa. They communicate the love that these African artists feel for children and humankind—a love that transcends language.

Features Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Ayub Ogada, Samite, Stella Rambisai Chiweshe, and more. Liner notes include original lyrics and English translations.


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Review for African Lullaby Review by Sallie M

Delightful quality recording of beautiful voices that uplift and soothe our spirits and open our hearts with the sounds of love.

(Posted on 10/26/2013)

Review for African Lullaby Review by Thomas G

The songs are lovely and serene, and the musicianship is of a very high quality. It's excellent in all respects. I'm enjoying it very much because it's just the quiet, relaxing material I was looking for.

(Posted on 4/9/2013)

Review for African Lullaby Review by Gregory P

I love it, very different to any music I have and I think it would be a great way for a child to fall asleep to. it is happy, fun and uplifting music, at the same time the music seems to encompass being nurtured too.

(Posted on 4/7/2013)

Review for African Lullaby Review by David M

Very nice and comforting. The performers are often slightly off-tune, which should bother only sensitive ears like mine, but I don't mind so much because most of the interpretations appeal to me anyway.

(Posted on 4/6/2013)

Review for African Lullaby Review by Olivia L


(Posted on 3/28/2013)

Review for African Lullaby Review by Linda M

I love to listen to this cd while going to sleep.

(Posted on 9/28/2012)

Review for African Lullaby Review by RT

So beautiful, buy it for yourself even if lullabies are not something you need.

(Posted on 9/22/2012)

Review for African Lullaby Review by Karen S

Disappointed - not in the authenticity of the pieces, but the tunes themselves not the African music I had hoped for.

(Posted on 9/21/2012)

Review for African Lullaby Review by sf-rob

Outstandingly beautiful lullabies for calming parents and babies alike. Get the CD for the liner notes with original lyrics, translations, and more.

(Posted on 9/21/2011)


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Contents 1 Audio download (1 hour)
Filetypes M4A, MP3, ZIP
Date Published June 22, 1999
Product Code EA04240W