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Zee Avi is a wonderful singer from Malay. She sings in both Malay and English. Below is a video of a medley she created using English and Malay lullabies. Here’s what she wrote about it… Some of my favourite lullabies that were sung to me by my mother and grandmother [...]
In addition to this blog, I also host Mama Lisa’s World. Mama Lisa’s World is a large collection of children’s songs and rhymes from countries all around the globe. Matt, a music teacher from Rhode Island, wrote a question to me, the other day, about Mama Lisa’s World: Hey [...]
Mexican Singer and songwriter, Arturo Altamirano, shared with us his fun Spanish children’s song about fruit. You can listen to his song "Rima de las frutas" (The Rhyme of the Fruit) by clicking on the mp3 recording below. Follow along with the original Spanish lyrics and an [...]
There are many old cylinder recordings you can listen to online. Some are100 years old, so the quality varies. Check out these sites: UC Santa Barbara Library (Over 10,000 recordings – You can search by song type, language and subject.) Les pages de l’Archéophone (in French [...]
Greg wrote asking for help with an Italian lap rhyme. Here’s his email: "Does anyone remember an old Italian lap rhyme that started si taci, si taci? I could go on but I don’t know the spelling of the first verse. Something like la banna bunk a fa chi." If anyone can help with [...]
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