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Music, culture and traditions from all around the world!
The Children’s Music Network (CMN) is a group of teachers, musicians, parents and overall music lovers. Their goal is to share songs and ideas about children’s music. I recently spent time chatting with Alina Celeste, from CMN, about Mama Lisa’s World. We discussed the origins of [...]
Nowruz is the Persian New Year, which takes place at the beginning of Spring. Haji Firuz is a fictional character in Persian folklore who plays the tambourine and sings and dances in the streets at the beginning of Nowruz. His face is covered in soot and he wears bright red clothes and a hat. He [...]
Terry from Singapore wrote to me about folk songs and children’s songs from Singapore. Here’s his letter… I’m not really sure how many Singapore songs are really out there. As this is a country made up of three major cultures, with a British influence, many songs come from [...]
Figolli are traditional Easter cookies from Malta. They’re typically made during the Lent season and given to family, friends and little ones on Easter. Figolli are similar to shortbread. They have an almond/marzipan filling and are finished off with colorful icing. Each figolla is [...]
Nowruz ( meaning "new day") is the Persian New Year. It starts on the vernal equinox, the beginning of spring in the Northern hemisphere. One traditional aspect of Nowruz is called Haft-Seen ( the seven seens). It’s a tabletop array of seven items that are displayed for the holiday. [...]
With Lullabies From Around The World
A Mama Lisa Book! Over 50 lullabies and recordings from all over the world. Each Lullaby includes the full text in the original language, with an English translation. Order Here!