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African Lullaby Giveaway with The Moxie Bee and

African Lullaby Giveaway with The Moxie Bee and



Welcome to my first giveaway since re-starting The Moxie Bee. I’ve partnered with to giveaway one copy of a great CD: African Lullaby from Ellipsis Arts.  This was my favorite CD when Ibrahim was a baby and toddler.  Our favorite song was Diyore by Abou Sylla.  I learned the lyrics and he had to have me sing it every night, along with his other favorite lullabies, Bayou Baby Bunting and Rockabye Baby, with each song flowing into the next, til he was about five years old.


Editorial Reviews

As with other Ellipsis Arts releases, African Lullaby is more than a stellar music collection. Its delightful liner notes provide ample context for these “love songs for children” and the collection’s innovative earth-friendly packaging is a work of art unto itself.  Standing head and shoulders above others in its class, African Lullaby is testimony to the awesome power of music. –Paige La Grone


“Oh my child, you are growing up so quickly; you are my tender and beautiful baby…” You don’t need the printed translations of these loving African-language lullabies. Sung by such top traditional and Afropop artists as velvet-voiced Ladysmith Black Mambaza and the breathtaking Mor Dior Bamba, every song embraces and soothes. A 1999 Parents’ Choice® Gold Award Winner. (Lynne Heffley, Parents’ Choice®) — From Parents’ Choice®




Track Listings

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
Product Details

·        Audio CD (June 22, 1999)

·        Original Release Date: June 22, 1999

·        Number of Discs: 1



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~Maura Alia Badji