Various artists - The Rough Guide to World Lullabies (4 stars)

Various artists - The Rough Guide to World Lullabies

Globe-spanning collection of bedtime songs

(World Music Network)

Despite the fact that so many plug into i-Pods daily, it seems folk still enjoy going old school, and serenading their babes with a restful lullaby. For List readers who may have tiny ones in their immediate or extended family, this appealing selection of tried and tested songs for babies from Cuba to Corsica, Armenia to Mali via the Scottish Hebrides comes highly recommended.

The CD rather than the MP3 download is preferable, the added bonus being a second ten-track disc by The Black Umfolosi 5 who share the rich, male, a capella vocal tradition made famous by Ladysmith Black Mambazo. A quality double whammy.

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Black Umfolosi 5

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