Kula Bébé — by Bernadette Aningi and Anita Daulne

Submitted by jkealing on

April 07, 2014

Bernadette Aningi was a young mother in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where she learned about a Pygmie musical tradition of singing in a group — with each person contributing a note. Following this tradition, Aningi sings Kula Bébé in the Kingwana language with her daughter, Anita Daulne. The song translates, roughly, to "Sleep, baby, sleep. Don't cry, baby. Don't cry, child." This song is courtesy of Putumayo's African Dreamland album.


Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo