(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 [...]
Recently, Ayako Egawa wrote to us from Japan about how teachers in different countries use different symbols to mark right and wrong answers in school. She wrote: "I enjoy my teaching job and I found an interesting cultural difference between Japan and other countries. It's about how to [...]
My husband and I recently went to a restaurant in Manhattan where we were served a Frozen Mediterranean Mojito. It was very delicious! I figured out how to make them at home and plan to make them for Thanksgiving this year. Of course, it’s for the adults since it contains anisette. But hey, [...]
There’s a Chinese Mother Goose Book from 1900 that features Chinese nursery rhymes with English translations. We have some of the rhymes on our Chinese Song and Rhyme Pages. A while back, Pete Paradiso wrote about some of the rhymes on Ben Seeberger’s blog Easternity.com. I asked [...]
Monique from France recorded a few words for us in French that are difficult to pronounce. You can find the words below with their meanings followed by a recording. 1. Bouilloire – Kettle 2. Accueillir – To welcome or greet 3. Serrurerie – Ironwork 4. Verrerie – Glasswork 5. [...]
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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