- Released: June 22, 1999
- Label: Ellipsis Arts
- 1.Thula Mtwana - Ladysmith Black Mambazo
- 2.Omo - Kemi Akanni
- 3.Kounandi Deni - Abdoulaye Diabate
- 4.Mayo Mpapa - Muriel Mwamba
- 5.Nyandolo - Ayub Ogada
- 6.Ayo Nene Touti - Mor Dior Bamba
- 7.Thula Thula - Ntomb'khona Dlamini
- 8.Webake - Samite
- 9.Oluronbi - Floxy Bee The Hikosso Queen
- 10.Diriyo Nakana - Sadio Kouyate
- 11.Diyore - Abou Sylla
- 12.Sigalagala - Anindo
- 13.Tesegu - Danone O'Sow
- 14.Chitsidzo - Stella Rambisai Chiweshe
Includes liner notes by Shana Dressler.
This is part of Ellipsis Arts' Lullaby series.
Personnel: Abou Sylla (vocals, balafon); Anindo (vocals, percussion); Kemi Akanni, Floxy Bee, Ntomb Khona Dlamini, Abdoulaye Diabat‚, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Ayub Ogada (vocals); Tony Cedras (guitar); Nepo Soteri (acoustic guitar); Samite (flute, kalimba); Kweyao Agyapon, Ron McBee (percussion); Mouminatou Camara, Mariama Camara (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Corin Nelsen; Brian Harding .
Liner Note Author: Shana Dressler.
Photographer: Shana Dressler.
African Lullaby is a charming collection of children's music warmed by Africa's rich musical heritage. The folklore and family life in regions like the Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Guinea, Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia, and South Africa are reflected in the lullabies' lyrics, as traditional instruments such as the kora, mbira, balaphone, dundun, bamboo flute, talking drum, and guitar heighten the album's authenticity. Stars of the African music scene like Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Ayub Ogada and Stella Chiweshe are just a few of the performers contributing to African Lullaby, a distinctive and worthwhile collection for world music fans and children alike. ~ Heather Phares