Soualle (Good Night) – An African Lullaby

pages026Souallé is a beautiful lullaby that comes from a part of Africa that was formerly called French Equatorial Africa. It was the federation of French colonies that included French Congo, Gabon, Oubangui-Chari, Chad, and French Cameroon. 

It’s believed that this lullaby is specifically from Chad and/or Congo.

Souallé means good night.

You can hear the lullaby below…

If anyone can help identify the language and/or specific country of origin, please comment below.


Mama Lisa

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2 Responses to “Soualle (Good Night) – An African Lullaby”

  1. David Solomons Says:

    I don’t know the answer but here is a version with added verses in English by Andrew Emmet – enjoy :-)

  2. Lisa Says:

    Lovely! Thanks for sharing David.

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