(Because 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 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 [...]
Sadao Mazuka recently wrote from Japan about "General Winter," a character you can see on the news on weather maps in Japan… "It’s so cold here. Just now we don't have heavy snow here in Tokyo though. ‘General Winter’ or ‘General Frost’ is [...]
Here’s an amusing little poem about becoming a grown-up by Edna St. Vincent Millay… MP3 Recording of Grown-up Grown-up Was it for this I uttered prayers, And sobbed and cursed and kicked the stairs, That now, domestic as a plate, I should retire at half-past eight? [...]
"To Everyone in All the World" is a pretty little song about world peace and understanding. Two great musicians, Pete Seeger and Raffi have wonderful renditions of this song. It may have been written or adapted by Pete Seeger. But Raffi calls it "Traditional" on his cd. You can [...]
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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