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International Music & Culture
Kid Songs and Rhymes of
Dominican Republic




Apocalypse (Hand-clapping Song)
Rice Pudding   MP3 Midi
Doctor Jano, Surgeon (Hand-clapping Song)
Mariquita (Handclapping Song)
Cherry Jam (Hand-clapping Song)
Chick Play B (Handclapping Song)
Lola Died (Nonsense Rhyme)  
Teen Marine Day Doe Peenguay (Counting-out Rhyme)
Grape, Pear, Apple (Jump Rope Song)
I Have a Boyfriend (Hand-clapping Song)
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Here are some of Mama Lisa's recent posts about the music, culture and traditions of Dominican Republic:
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    Open Culture has a page of free language learning links covering 40 languages. Here are some of the languages you can find links for… Arabic, English, Chinese, French, Spanish, Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Maori, Norwegian, Portuguese, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Swahili, […] Read more »
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    The fifteenth birthday is very important for girls in many Latin American countries and in some Hispanic communities in the US.  It’s called Quince or Quinceañera (15 years).  It marks a girl becoming an adult.  It’s a bit like the Jewish Bar Mitzvah, a Sweet 16 Party and a Debutante Ball all mixed into one.  […] Read more »
  • Noche de paz is the Spanish version of Silent Night. This Christmas Carol was originally written in German in 1816 by Joseph Mohr. It was called Stille Nacht. Below you can listen to Noche de paz, read the Spanish lyrics and then a literal English translation of the Spanish version. MP3 Recording of Noche de […] Read more »
  • It’s May, the month for Mothers Day around the world! Here’s a Spanish poem called “Sólo el Amor de Una Madre”. You’ll find it below in the original Spanish, with an English translation and an MP3 recording of it being recited in Spanish… Sólo el Amor de Una Madre Sólo el amor de una Madre […] Read more »
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    I was inspired to post De colores now because of a drawing my daughter created the other day – it made me think of All the Colors! The song is a celebration of the colors of Spring! This song is originally from Spain. The first translation below was done to fit the tune, so you […] Read more »
  • Élodie Chebat sent us Yo te daré in Spanish with an mp3 recording. You can hear her sing it below, and read along with the lyrics, followed by an English translation… MP3 of Yo te daré Yo te daré Yo te daré Te daré mi hermosa Te daré una cosa Una cosa que yo sólo […] Read more »
  • Adrinel emailed me… To whom it may concern: I was wondering if you had a CD available to purchase of the children’s nursery rhymes… I was looking for Los pollitos especially.. Thanks! Adrinel Below are some CD’s and MP3’s from Amazon I found with Los Pollitos on them. I’m giving the links below to buy […] Read more »
  • Sabrina wrote to me looking for help with a Spanish lullaby, possibly from the Dominican Republic… Hey Lisa, I don’t know if you can help me out. My name is Sabrina, I am 29 years old and I was married to a Dominican man who unfortunately passed away of cancer last year. I am originally […] Read more »
  • I just found a treasure trove of online recordings of Spanish kids songs and the Spanish lyrics in PDF form in an online book called CANTAR, TOCAR Y JUGAR – Juegos musicales para niños (Sing and Play – Musical Games for Children) by Pilar Posada Saldarriaga. Enjoy! Mama Lisa Read more »
  • I love how this Carol sounds in Spanish. The R’s are a bit challenging to sing – if you’re not a native speaker – at least for me they are! Below you’ll find the Spanish lyrics to “Ay del chiquirritín”, followed by an English translation, then an mp3 recording and finally a YouTube video (with […] Read more »

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