Platoon is celebrating Africa Month with the release of African Lullabies Part 2, the second instalment in the children’s music series, African Lullabies. Taking a Pan-African approach, African Lullabies Part 2 features top talents from around the continent including: Asa, Ayra Starr, Karun, Teni, Simi, WurlD, Olayinka Ehi, Tresor, Manana, Aymos and Ntsika.
While African Lullabies Part 1 focused on original compositions by South African singers and songwriters and was sung across various languages, African Lullabies Part 2, expands beyond the borders of South Africa and creates a diverse offering of children’s music in various African languages for babies on the continent and in the diaspora. Most of the recordings are original compositions by the artistes, drawing from their experiences in parenthood and African folklore, while others are interpretations of previously released material arranged and re-recorded as lullabies.
“It’s important for African Lullabies to be made and it’s great that we’re doing this for younger children who will be able to play and sing this music for their children. We’re starting something that can be passed down for generations to come. It’s special for children to hear their language, the sounds that they’re used to – it’s a special moment for them and something that they will always remember and pass down to their children.” -Olayinka Ehi
African Lullabies Part 2 Tracklist
Psalms of Suli – Hello Little One
Teni – One Day
Simi – Iya Ni Wura
Karun – Dream Lullaby (Wakarirü)
Tresor – La Vie Est Belle
Olayinka Ehi – Sweet One
Asa – Little Darling
Ayra Starr – Stars
Aymos – Lullaby Song
Ntsika – Busuku Benzolo
WurlD – Never Alone
Manana – In The Morning