August 27th, 2016
Archimusic on YouTube has 25 lovely videos of people in Africa singing lullabies from their childhood. They’re not accompanied by the lyrics. But they’re beautiful all the same! Check it out! -Mama Lisa
February 25th, 2016
People in parts of Western Africa and Jamaica name their children after the day on which they were born… these include the Akan people in the Ivory Coast and Ghana, the Fon people in Benin, the Ewe people of Togo and the Maroons and other descendants of slaves in Jamaica, as well as elsewhere in […]
February 1st, 2010
Here’s a song we received that’s originally from Benin, Africa. The recording is by Élodie Chebat from France. MP3 of Iro ye Iro ye Nou ka ye manao Iro ye Nou ka ye manao Nie nou do nou de Anao Napodenao Akbe la mio nao So yakbe na yoma Many thanks to Élodie Chebat for […]
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