(Bell a Ring a Yard)
(Hill and Gully Rider)
(Brown Girl in the Ring)
(Day-O (The Banana Boat Song))
(Long Time Girl, I Never See You)
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Articles about the music, culture and traditions of Jamaica and more.
In addition to this blog, I also host Mama Lisa’s World. Mama Lisa’s World is a large collection of children’s songs and rhymes from countries all around the globe. Matt, a music teacher from Rhode Island, wrote a question to me, the other day, about Mama Lisa’s World: Hey [...]
The first Thanksgiving in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1621 was a harvest festival. It was different from the holiday we celebrate today. For one thing, it lasted three days – imagine that! Their menu was quite different from ours too. The one thing we’re sure was on the menu [...]
There are many proverbs around the world about eating well. There are other proverbs about making sure you eat when you have the chance. For example, I grew up with the saying, "Eat your food! People are starving in China." Monique sent some French and Spanish proverbs [...]
There’s an interesting book that features food wisdom and proverbs from around the world called "Food Rules" by Michael Pollan. The book is about learning to think about eating in a more healthy way. The sayings are interesting. I’ve tried to find some of the [...]
Photos of Peking from the 1870’s – 1880’s are now on exhibition in London. You can see some of them online on the BBC’s site. [...]
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