January 15th, 2018
Maryan Anshur has been collecting Somali children’s stories, songs and lullabies for 30 years. In the podcast below she talks about the songs of Somalia and even sings some lullabies… Maryan produced a booklet and CD, to preserve her Somali cultural heritage. You can find it at Quirky Press. You can also listen to one of Maryan’s recordings […]
August 27th, 2016
Archimusic on YouTube has 25 lovely videos of people in Africa singing lullabies from their childhood. They’re not accompanied by the lyrics. But they’re beautiful all the same! Check it out! -Mama Lisa
May 27th, 2015
Quirky Press has just released a new dual-language (Somali/English) book of 14 Somali Lullabies. It includes a CD of the songs sung in Somali by Maryan Anshur. Karin at Quirky Press was kind enough to share a recording of one of the lullabies with us! You can hear it below and read along with the […]
March 24th, 2015
Souallé is a beautiful lullaby that comes from a part of Africa that was formerly called French Equatorial Africa. It was the federation of French colonies that included French Congo, Gabon, Oubangui-Chari, Chad, and French Cameroon. It’s believed that this lullaby is specifically from Chad and/or Congo. Souallé means good night. You can hear the […]
February 16th, 2015
We’re looking for the lyrics and/or a translation of the following Angolan lullaby. We’d also like help identifying its language. If anyone can help please comment below or email me. Thanks in advance! -Mama Lisa
July 2nd, 2014
Mama Lisa’s World has been growing fast! Lately we’ve made a particular push to put up more songs from Africa. Here are some of the more recent African countries we’ve added songs to on Mama Lisa’s World: Kids Songs and Lullabies of Burkina Faso Choosing Rhyme from Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) Kids Songs and Lullabies […]
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Favorite Kids Songs - A Mama Lisa Book
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100 Songs With Sheet Music And Links To Recordings
Whoever the children are in your life - your kids, your grandkids, your students, even yourself (in your heart) - Kid Songs Around The World is a wonderful way to help them experience other languages and cultures.
In Kid Songs Around The World we've gathered 100 of our favorite songs and rhymes from all the continents of the globe. (Over 350 pages!)
Each song includes the full text in the original language, with an English translation, and most include sheet music.
All include links to web pages where you can listen to recordings, hear the tune or watch a video performance.
Each includes a beautiful illustration.
Many have commentary sent to us by our correspondents who write about the history of the songs and what they've meant in their lives.
We hope this book will help foster a love of international children's songs!
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