The Rough Guide to African Lullabies
We thought this was particularly cute. The Rough Guide to African Lullabies is anything but rough. A soothing collection of lullabies from some of Africa’s biggest "world music" names, the lulling collection will put your baby right to sleep (or you, at your computer, mid-afternoonzzzzzzzzzz.... what?). The 15 track collection is a compilation by 15 different artists (including Ladysmith Black Mambazo and anti-apartheid, civil rights activist Miriam Makeba aka Mama Africa) from all across Africa – Mali, Guinea, South Africa, Cape Verde, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe, just to name a few. Greats such as Bassekou Kouyaté, kora player Toumani Diabate, and desert blues guitarist Ali Farka Touré are included in the comp. Buy The Rough Guide to African Lullabies and get a bonus album full of instrumental mbira sounds by Virginia Mukwesha. Listen to some album tracks online for free, right here, before you buy.
For a taste of what to expect, check out this video from Cape Verdian Sara Tavares with "Ponto De Luz" below: