May 21st, 2011
I was just listening to a report about how the number 39 is unlucky in Afghanistan. In the West, the numbers 13 and 666 are unlucky. In the US, many buildings even skip having a floor numbered 13 and will number them 12 and then 14 consecutively. Ayako wrote from Japan about unlucky numbers there: […]
February 15th, 2011
Yesterday, I helped at a Chinese New Year event at my daughter’s school. Red is a lucky color in China. Nane, the mother who ran it, had all of the helping Mom’s wear red. The tables were all decorated with red tablecloths. Oranges were placed around the room for decorations – like centerpieces on the […]
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Featuring sheet music and links to recordings!
In Christmas Carols Around The World we've gathered over 75 beloved carols from countries and cultures all around the globe.
Each carol includes the full text in the original language, with an English translation.
Each includes links to recordings on the Mama Lisa website, some by professional
musicians, but many by ordinary people who have contributed them to us, to help
preserve their culture.
Most include beautiful illustrations and sheet music.
Many have commentary sent to us by our correspondents who write about the history of
the songs and what they meant in their lives.
We've included beloved favorites from all over the world like:
"Tu scendi dalle stelle (You Come Down from the Stars)" from Italy.
"Guillô prends ton tambourin (Patapan)" from France.
And "Cantos para pedir posada (Carol to Ask for Lodging)" from Mexico.
We've also included English language favorites like
"Good King Wenceslas".
And spirituals like "Go Tell It On The Mountain".
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