(I Heard It's Your Birthday)
(Everywhere There is a Chef in the Kitchen)
(Row My Boat)
Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
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 [...]
The World Digital Library makes available on the Internet material from all countries and cultures, free of charge and in a multilingual format. It makes it possible to discover, study, and enjoy cultural treasures and significant historical documents on one site. Content includes books, [...]
Liz wrote to me asking for help with a Polish nursery song. Here’s her email: Hi Mama Lisa! My name is Liz, and a good portion of my family comes from Poland, but I didn’t grow up speaking Polish at all, and a lot of the family’s history never got written down… My [...]
Singer and Songwriter Sarah Aroeste has shared with us one of her lively Ladino children’s songs. Ladino is a Judeo-Spanish dialect that was originated by Spanish Jews after their expulsion from Spain in 1492. Those who left Spain, including Aroeste's family, carried the medieval [...]
Archimusic on YouTube has 25 lovely videos of people in Africa singing lullabies from their childhood. They’re not accompanied by the lyrics. But they’re beautiful all the same! Check it out! -Mama Lisa [...]
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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