Please contribute a traditional song or rhyme from your country.
Music, culture and traditions from all around the world!
Ayako Egawa wrote to us about her visit to the Ginkaku-ji Temple… "I went to Kyoto and visited the Ginkaku-ji Temple. Ginkaku-ji Temple translates as the "Temple of the Silver Pavilion". It’s a world cultural heritage site here in Japan. The Japanese Shogun Ashikaga [...]
The angklung is a musical instrument from Indonesia that’s made of 2 or more bamboo tubes attached to a bamboo frame. Each tube is tuned to a specific octave. The instrument is held with one hand at the top of the frame, while the other hand near the bottom shakes it to make the sound. [...]
Welcome Songs and Goodbye Songs are very popular in many countries in Africa. They’re often sung in schools when there’s a visitor. Here’s a sweet song from Uganda that’s sung by schoolchildren from the town of Igana. You’ll find the lyrics below followed by a [...]
Yodeling began as a way of communicating over long distances in mountainous regions. It’s believed that people as early as the Stone Ages yodeled! To yodel you alternate the voice between low and high pitches.The low pitches come from the chest and the high pitches come from the head region. [...]
The Week has an interesting article about identifying languages at a glance. A lot of it involves language specific accents. Check it out! [...]
With Lullabies From Around The World
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