Platoon celebrates Kids Music Day with the release of their African Lullabies album, a 17-track compilation for kids assembled in conjunction with some exceptional African voices.
The project emerges out of a desire to expand on the rich heritage of African folklore and create unique content for children which is representative of African culture. The soulful and soothing lullabies will resonate far beyond Africa, and you can expect to hear new original lullabies with new spins to some of the most iconic ones from Africa.
This is the first in a two-part series. Part 1 focuses specifically on South African singers and songwriters, with songs in isiXhosa, isiZulu, Swahili, seSotho and English, including a few instrumental tracks. Most of the recordings are original compositions by the artists, drawing from their experiences in parenthood, African folklore, and some are interpretations of previously released material arranged and re-recorded as lullabies.
Part 1 features Ami Faku, Aymos, Azana, Bonga Kwana, Derek Gripper, Inga Hina, Leomile, Manana, Msaki, Nobuhle, Ntsika, Thesis ZA, TRESOR, Zu., Qhawekazi, Zoë Modiga and Zolani Mahola (The One Who Sings).
Stream African Lullabies Part 1 now, available across all major platforms: https://platoon.lnk.to/African-Lullabies-Part1
“It’s been a privilege and inspiration to work alongside these artists, some of whom are parents themselves, as they bring their African Lullaby interpretations to life on African Lullabies, Part 1. Each one took naturally to the task of creating new children’s content in their mother tongues and delivered something truly unique,” said Hagar Graiser, South Africa Music Lead at Platoon.
“Whilst we started making these for children, we fell in love with the music ourselves, as it offered much needed soothing during chaotic times. We hope to see this music travel the globe and give us all the sweetest dreams.”