Kitka / Cradle Songs
Album: Cradle Songs   Collection:World
Artist:Kitka   Added:Dec 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-12-06 Pull Date: 2010-02-07 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jan 31 Jan 24 Jan 17 Jan 3 Dec 27 Dec 20 Dec 13
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 1 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 18, 2022: Music Casserole
Aylye, Lyulye, Lyulye
4. Jul 30, 2019: Tree Talk
Three Armenian Lullabies
2. Nov 20, 2021: Music Casserole
Megruli Nana
5. Dec 14, 2018: Popping and Hopping demo
Sun Sunuvah, Sun Bulnuvah
3. Mar 06, 2021: Rebroadcast: Music Casserole
Three Armenian Lullabies
6. Mar 08, 2017: Women of the World
Aylye, Lyulye, Lyulye

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-12-05
Eastern European lullabies by this all-women vocal ensemble based in Oakland. Forget sweet “beddy-bye” tunes you usually associate with a lullaby. There’s an edge of darkness to it all, a hint of accepting that long ago your child might not wake up in the morning. All performed a capella w/glorious voices tightly arranged in beautiful harmonies.

*1. Slow and dark w/a droning chorus and a chime
*2. Relaxed, repetitive yet calming. Glorious voices.
3. Slow, hymn-like chant w/edge of night.
4. Nicely nasally lead with chorus follows, trills.
5. Lighter than the others, in English, about a butterfly. Like a game.
*6. Medley of 3 slow tunes, each with a gorgeous solo voice.
*7. Rhythmic cradle-rocking song w/sweet rounds of voices.
8. Delicate and sweet soloist, then spoken word story.
*9. Beautiful, haunting, dark. Gorgeous harmonies.
10. The addition of strings gives an operatic feel to this one.
*11. Vocal trio, exquisitely matched, like a religious chant.
12. Delicate and fragile w/a gentle stillness.
13. Warmly rhythmic, stately, elegant.
14. With various parts, like a conversation. Intricate & sad.
15. Layers of voices, moving and sweetly sad.
*16. Sweet, delicate and beautiful. Lyrical and warm.
17. Harmonium then something between a drone & a chant.
18. Sweet medley of lullabies loved by members of the band in a variety of languages. An interesting blend.

Track Listing
1. Cradle Song   10. Slow To The Dawn
2. Megruli Nana   11. Sun Sunuvah, Sun Bulnuvah
3. Haidi Nani   12. Kenge Djepi
4. Nanourisma   13. Es Ak'vani
5. Butterfly Songs   14. Oj Jano, Jano
6. Three Armenian Lullabies   15. Lale Li Zi, Zimbjul Li Si, Gjul Li Si
7. Dzurk, Dzurk   16. Aylye, Lyulye, Lyulye
8. Bedtime Story   17. Sednala E Majka Kraj More
9. Kakhuri Nana   18. Nani, Nani, Kitka Mou