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The Rough Guide To African Lullabies
Music is an intrinsic part of life in Africa, and from the earliest age, the lullaby is used to sooth and calm children into quiet time and sleep. Featuring some of the biggest names in African music, let the peaceful voices of Ladysmith Black Mambazo and soothing sounds of the mbira and kora gently lull your baby to sleep.
Experience the soothing sounds of the kora, mbira, balafon and other traditional instruments from across Africa
Featuring Africa¡¦s biggest stars, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté, Miriam Makeba, Bassekou Kouyaté & Ngoni Ba, and many more
Bonus CD: Virginia Mukwesha: Matare: The Power Of Mbira
The mbira is an ancient instrument central to Zimbabwe¡¦s Shona culture. It is used in traditional family ceremonies, but also played for fun, dancing, healing, travelling, and relaxing. On Matare, Virginia Mukwesha creates a continuous hour-long instrumental suite based on traditional mbira tunes - the resulting sound is deliberately cool and soothing ¡V perfect for sending children to sleep.