(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 [...]
Chances are if you've enjoyed songs by Mickey Mouse, Kermit the Frog, Winnie the Pooh, Bear in the Big Blue House, Big Bird, Yertyl the Turtle, Ariel, Jasmine, Belle, Sebastian the Crab, and Larry the Cucumber, you know Dave Kinnoin. Dave has written songs for some of the most beloved [...]
The poem "Wishing" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox is filled with sage advice about how to make the world a better place. You can listen to an mp3 of it here and read along with the text below… MP3 Recording of Wishing Wishing Do you wish the world were better? Let me tell you what to [...]
Sadao Mazuka wrote to us about the historical relationship between Japan and Holland… Relationship between Japan & Holland First of all, please keep in mind the historical background of the 15th to 17th centuries. These centuries were called "The Age of Great Navigation" of [...]
Shawn wrote to us asking for help with a lullaby in Portuguese that his grandma sang to him. Here’s his email: Hi, I was trying to find a Portuguese lullaby that my vovo used to sing with me, something about a sleeping baby. Dorme bebezinho sobra so na coma Za dormede yama I’m getting [...]
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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