The Baegu lullaby heard in Sweet Lullaby is from Northern Malaita in the Solomon Islands.
The lullaby was recorded by ethnomusicologist Hugo Zemp in Fulinui in 1969. The song is called Rorogwela and is sung by Afunakwa.
The lullaby is about a young child crying because his parents are not around. In response his older brother sings this song to comfort, as well as tell him the reality, with an appeal for his deceased parents to protect this child in… read more