Thursday, 29 March 2012

Recording a Somali Lullaby

Last week I visited a group at 'Love to learn' an organisation working with refugee communities in London

A group of Somali women at the centre very kindly sang the lullaby 'Hoobeey Hoobeey' (or 'Huwaya Huwaya'.) This lullaby had been suggested by 2 people, firstly Khadija who I met here in the UK and also by someone working at the BBC World Service in Africa. It's the first lullaby I've come across that is designed to be sung by someone other than the mother.

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