Talented Kenyan singer and songwriter, Karungari Mungai, also known as Karun took to her socials to announce the release of her children’s song ‘Dream Lullaby (Wakarirü)’. The song is part of the 12 songs featured on African Lullabies part 2. The song compilation is the second part of an initiative by Platoon, a London-based artiste service, A&R, and music distribution company, to celebrate the ‘Africa Month’
— Just Karun (@KarunMusic) May 10, 2022
According to a statement by Platoon, the African lullabies 2 follows African Lullabies Part 1, which focused on original compositions by South African singers and songwriters and was sung across various languages. The statement further revealed that part 2 expands beyond the borders of South Africa to create a diverse offering of children’s music in various African languages.
Other artists featured in the project include Asa, Ayra Starr, Teni, Simi, WurlD, Olayinka Ehi, Tresor, Manana, Aymos, and Ntsika among the others. The majority of the recordings are original compositions by the artists, based on their experiences as parents and African folklore, while others are re-recordings of previously released material arranged and re-recorded as lullabies.
For example, Dream Lullaby (Wakarirü) was written and produced by Karun with the help of her grandmother. The singer cum songwriter expressed optimism that the project would open more opportunities adding that working on the song had helped her get in touch with her roots.
According to the People Daily, Platoon has been in the children’s music space since July of last year and aims to create rich and diverse content for children regardless of the language they speak or their nationality.
Featured photo: Karun, Twitter