Tula mntwana - Hush Baby
(Xhosa/Ngqika recorded in 1957)
Released Area 32. Kingwilliamstown District, Cape Province, S. Africa.
Lullaby with clapping. Two elderly women. Both singers were grandmothers who were nursing their grandchildren in their arms, and sung lullabies which must have been repeated many hundreds of times in their lifetime. Others sitting nearby provided the clapping in the background.
Sampled by Boys Ride Bikes, Jakinda and Thor Rixon on 'Beating Heart - South Africa' - lnk.to/BH-SASo
With kind permission from the International Library of African Music, Beating Heart works with artists to sample and remix Hugh Tracey's incredible archive. Proceeds from the South Africa album support gender equality in South Africa through the Women’s Legal Centre, as well as helping to teach music production skills to kids at Grahamstown’s Access Music Project.