(I Draw My Father)
(I Have My Daddy)
(Mama is Coming)
(Oh, Rain, Rain, Rain)
(Sleep My Baby)
(The Owner of the House)
(The Train Choo Choo)
(One, Two, Three, Skeleton)
(A Ram Sam Sam)
(One, Two, Three, Freeze)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
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Articles about the music, culture and traditions of Morocco and more.
We recently discussed how people count on their fingers in different countries. Today Jackie and Meegan taught me how they count on their hands in the Dominican Republic. It’s similar to how they count in Morocco. They join the thumb and the pinkie for 1, the thumb and the ring finger [...]
"It’s interesting to learn about how people count on their fingers in different countries… I mean the way people show the digits with their fingers. In the U.S., people show the forefinger for 1, so do the Spanish. While in France, we show the thumb, so do the Germans. [...]
Emanuela works in a school with young kids from different countries. She asked if anyone could help with some questions about how children are cared for and disciplined in various cultures. Here’s her letter: I have a special request to you and I think you can help me because you [...]
This fantastic photo was taken in Jamaa el Fna Square in Morocco by Monique Palomares on a visit to the city of Marrakech last year. The square looks like a market, but it’s actually filled with outdoor restaurants. The tall tower in the background, with the light on top, is the [...]
We received two recordings of Arabic rhymes from Morocco. We need help with the original lyrics and/or their translations. It seems the first one has "bgra" (cow) in it. Here are the recordings: Arabic Rhyme 1 Arabic Rhyme 2 If anyone can help with the original Arabic text [...]
We recently received the Berber lullaby below with the following email… Hi, I was born in France and I remember a lullaby that my mom (Berber) would sing to me: Ah rarou ahrarou o o, ah rarou nihniraaaane, tiyni or achteli i i , aghroume or achteungi, iwa seubr ador talate. English [...]
Mourad Bendjennet sent us information about a new way of transliterating Arabic that has come about since the advent of computers. Here we’re talking specifically about transliterating Arabic by writing the language in the Roman alphabet to show how to pronounce it in English... “With [...]
Jennie sent me some Moroccan lullabies and songs today with this note… Dear Mama Lisa! I came across your website today after doing a Google search looking for children’s songs and lullabies from Morocco… Recently I just moved to Morocco, with my baby, and was interested in [...]
Rondi wrote to me… Hello Lisa! This is Rondi Charleston – I am a singer/songwriter in the NY area. I have an important recording project coming up in which I need an Arabic Lullaby to incorporate into an original song. I’m searching for the MELODY! Sheet music? or an MP3? I heard [...]
This year Eid al-Adha (a holiday that’s also known as Eid Kbir) is held on the 18th to the 20th around the Muslim world. It’s a festival celebrating Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son for Allah. Everyone dresses up and goes to the mosque to perform the Eid prayer. Families [...]
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