(I Heard It's Your Birthday)
(Everywhere There is a Chef in the Kitchen)
(Row My Boat)
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Articles about the music, culture and traditions of Suriname and more.
We’d love it if you’d join the Mama Lisa Facebook Group. You can post anything you’d like about your culture. You can post your own musical recordings or YouTube videos… Links to culture and musical sites… Photos of your country… Questions about songs or [...]
We’re happy to announce we just added a Freedom Song from the Virgin Islands! The song is called Clear de Road. Check out the link to find the song with lyrics with two YouTube videos. Meanwhile, you can listen to a lovely Virgin Islands song called "Moonlight"… We believe [...]
Noodle Kugel is also called Lokshen Kugel. It’s a traditional dish that’s served for the Jewish holidays and the Sabbath in the US and Israel. This version is sweet and so it’s very good for Rosh Hashanah to symbolize a sweet New Year. Both adults and children love Noodle Kugel [...]
Check out the online Native American Audio Collections. It includes recordings of songs and conversations. Some of the songs are lullabies, dance songs and greeting songs. The recordings come from the following tribes: Abenaki Cherokee Cocopa Delaware Mandan Mobilian Ottawa Penobscot Quileute [...]
Ayako wrote to us from Japan about the Full Moon Festival called Jugoya. Hi, Lisa It's Jugoya tonight. I enjoyed the full moon tonight. At Jugoya, we offer rice dumplings to the full moon. I also arranged Ikebana, a type of Japanese flower arrangement, for Jugoya this year. I used pampass [...]
The Sranan language is also called Sranan Tongo (Surinamean tongue), Surinaams, Surinamese, Suriname Creole and Taki Taki. It's a Creole spoken by approximately 400,000 people in Suriname.
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