Central African Republic Lullaby

Submitted by Alan West on

April 17, 2014

Quoting from the liner notes


There are innumerable songs mothers hum toput their children to sleep.  While lullaby melodies are part of the community's musical heritage, their texts, which are greatly varied and voluntarily influenced by poetry, are open to broad individual improvisation. To lull her child to sleep, this mother compares him to the moon of the winged termites and beseeches him not to leave her later on once he has grown up.

Simha Arom


Country: Central African Republic