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Thula Mama - Soul Cool Babies

For as long as has been documented, parents have sung lullabies and nursery rhymes to their children. But Helen Yeomans, a Devon based singer/songwriter and mother of four has devised her own songs and sought soulful renditions from across the globe to help sooth children in a new way and encourage parents to sing to their offspring more often.

Named after a traditional South African lullaby, translated as ‘hush, be quiet, don’t cry,’ she started the Thula Mama a capella singing group in her home town of Totnes designed specifically to nourish the needs of mums as well as their babies. Far from a traditional singing group where children get together and sing, at Thula Mama it is the mothers who sing, to soothe babies who are all pre-crawling age.

There is nothing more settling for a baby than a mother’s calm voice, and singing has a natural soothing effect for them. Also, singing together is a way of developing a sense of community and is a grounding and confidence-building activity for mothers who can often feel very isolated. ‘The fact that they can soothe their babies with just their voice, whatever their singing ability is very therapeutic for them,’ says founder Helen Yeomans. Similar groups are now set to be rolled out to other towns and cities across the UK.

A Thula Mama CD, Soul Cool Babies with enchanting songs from places as diverse as Africa, Spain, Russia, Hawaii and the USA is also available, the perfect way to soothe your baby and experience the bliss of singing – with another, Tootsie Toolahs due for release Spring 08, an eclectic mix including songs from Israel, Africa and the deep American south. To listen to track samples, buy the CD on line and for details on starting your own Thula Mama group visit


Editor’s Notes: Hear more about Thula Mama: listen to an interview with Helen Yeomans on the Chris Evans Show, BBC Radio Two

Listen to sample track

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