From Scotland to Tahiti, parents from all over sing lovingly to rock their children into sweet slumber. The hopes and dreams of each culture are conveyed in these songs; each parent gently willing the best fate for their children’s future. This Rough Guide offers beautifully tranquil adventures into restful sounds from across the globe.
Several versions of traditional lullabies feature on the album. Cuban songstress and Buena Vista Social Club star, Omara Portuondo opens the album with the classic Afro-Cuban lullaby, ‘Drume Negrita’. Whilst the Corsican singer, Anghjula Potentini can be heard performing the famous traditional lullaby ‘Ciucciarella’. Another European contribution comes from Talitha MacKenzie, the New York born singer who offers up her version of the traditional Scottish Highland tune, ‘Théid Mi Dhachaigh’. Also on this album, the Malagasy band Vakoka present their take on the traditional lullaby ‘Vorombazaha’.
The bonus CD features music from Zimbabwean a capella and dance group, The Black Umfolosi 5. The rich and dulcet harmonies of their vocal music provide a gentle and comforting listening experience.
'The latest armchair backpacker collection is an enchanting multicultural journey. A fine bonus disc puts the spotlight on Zimbabwean a cappella group the Black Umfolosi 5.' The Sunday Times
Track Listing :
02 - Kalei Napalapalai & Terii Tumahai - Tiare No Tahiti (Tahiti)
03 - Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté - Naweye Toro (Mali)
04 - Michel 'Beausoleil' Doucet - Ptit Galop Our Mamou (USA)
05 - Axial - Torre Das Mercês (Brazil)
06 - Ginou Oriol - Dodo Titite (Haiti)
07 - Anghjula Potentini - Ciucciarella (Corsica)
08 - Chava Alberstein - Hasheina Hi Metuka (Sleep Is Sweet) (Israel)
09 - Hasmik Harutyunyan & The Shoghaken Ensemble - Nazei Oror (Armenia)
10 - Lucilla Galeazzi - Lu Gattu La Sonava La Zampogna (Italy)
11 - Vakoka - Vorombazaha (Madagascar)
12 - Totó La Momposina - Mami Wata (Colombia)
13 - Netsayi - Kuzanga (Zimbabwe)
14 - Teresa Doyle - A Chuachag Nam Beann (Canada-Celtic)
15 - Talitha MacKenzie - Théid Mi Dhachaigh (The MacKenzie Lullaby) (Scotland)
02 - Uthando
03 - Me, Myself, I
04 - Uma Sithethela
05 - Ikhaya Elihle
06 - Yes Lord
07 - Sibongile
08 - Summertime
09 - Ungangishiyi
10 - I Remember
Brazilian , Children's , Colombian , European , Israeli , Lullabies , North American , Scottish , South American , World
Baby , Toddler , Young Child , Older Child , Young Adult , Thirty-Something , Young At Heart
Made In Hong Kong
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