Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
Music, culture and traditions from all around the world!
We have a recording of the Chinese song below. It’s called Red Rooster. Can anyone help with a translation so we can add it to our Chinese Song Pages? ...''' ?"?"''? ?'?' ?'?' " - ...''' ''? [...]
The Portuguese first made contact with Japan in 1543. This started the Nanban Trade Period which extended several decades. During this time, the Portuguese introduced tempura and refined sugar to Japan. Sadao Mazuka wrote to me about some of these culinary influences… Konpeito (?'- = [...]
Ruth Cooper wrote to us asking for help with a Yiddish or Russian rhyme that’s a finger game. Here’s her email: The finger game I am trying to track down has motions that go with it. The words (from close to 80 years ago) were something like: Pippa kasa varele, nafshe studge [...]
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 [...]
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!