National Geographic: Lullabies - Dream Songs From Around the World

National Geographic: Lullabies - Dream Songs From Around the World

     
 

A collection of lullabies from quite literally around the world. 37 different cultures are surveyed in one of the few musical forms that is truly worldwide. Unfortunately, the course of the album is anything but logical. It jumps randomly from Hawaii to Austria to Mexico, and that's only the first three tracks. The variety available here is something quite worth… See more details below

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A collection of lullabies from quite literally around the world. 37 different cultures are surveyed in one of the few musical forms that is truly worldwide. Unfortunately, the course of the album is anything but logical. It jumps randomly from Hawaii to Austria to Mexico, and that's only the first three tracks. The variety available here is something quite worth noting, as nearly every cultural group (in the slightly broader sense) is represented with a few songs. While reading the relatively extensive liner notes (with lots of little factoids, quotations and such about sleep included) one might note some surprising similarities between song content between far-flung locations. This is often the point of such an album: to point out the similarities between cultures seemingly entirely different from one another. As such, this album goes a good way toward its possible goal. For the sheer diversity of songs here, it's worth a listen. It might also do some good at the original purpose of the songs: to put someone to sleep. There is a similar album on Ellipsis, but this one stands at the top of a small class of world-lullaby albums.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/09/2001
Label:
SUGO RECORDS
UPC:
0013178011129
catalogNumber:
111

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Tracks

  1. Hawaii: He Punahele
  2. Austria: Es Wird Schon Glei Dumpa
  3. Native American (Aztec): Tu Tu Teshcote  - Lorain Fox
  4. USA: Here Take This Lovely Flower
  5. Argentina: Come Little Child
  6. Taiwan: Lullaby
  7. Poland: Iskiereczka
  8. USA (Cajun): Lullaby
  9. Japan: Lullaby
  10. Gypsy: Baby Sleep Now
  11. Basque: Itasoa Laino  - Jean Escoz
  12. France: Lullaby
  13. Korea: Lullaby
  14. Algeria (Berber): Lullaby
  15. Canada: Lullaby
  16. Netherlands: Hush My Baby
  17. Native American (Cheyenne): Lullaby
  18. Ireland: The Castle of Dromore
  19. Romania: Lullaby
  20. Lebanon: Lamma Roohi Bit-Dunmak
  21. England: Go to Sleep
  22. Iran: Flower Lullaby
  23. Senegal: Listen Baby
  24. Bolivia: Lullaby
  25. Serbia: Sleep My Son
  26. Indonesia: Modomma Damang
  27. Brazil: Boo, Maramba!
  28. Russia: Lullaby
  29. Nepal: Lullaby
  30. Tahiti: Lullaby
  31. Sweden: Du Lasse Lasse Liten
  32. Mali: Manabougou N'Tji
  33. Egypt: Lullaby
  34. Vietnam: Bamboo Bridge of Life
  35. Ethiopia: Lullaby
  36. Armenia: Oror from Gayaneh
  37. Switzerland: Sleep My Child

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wolfgang Blumel   Track Performer
Louie Cart   Track Performer
Catherine Clareboudt   Track Performer
Nora Felitsyn   Track Performer
Myung O. Hahn   Track Performer
Tsehay Hailu   Track Performer
Marcela Illanes   Track Performer
Andrea Merkel   Track Performer
Corina Nolting   Track Performer
Amisaada Ramdane   Track Performer
Neelam Shrestha   Track Performer
Cyrus Fidelus Sidjabat   Track Performer
Kai Soderman   Track Performer
Renjeng Su   Track Performer
Elena Timaru   Track Performer
Rachel Warwick   Track Performer
Susan Wasinger   Track Performer
Eva Ziegler   Track Performer
Vaea Vahinemoea-Bakker   Track Performer
Izabela Ziolkowska-Kenney   Track Performer
Fatoumata Doumbia   Track Performer
Jean Escoz   Track Performer
Jeltje Musch   Track Performer
Vahan Kavafyan   Track Performer
Manulani Kitchen   Track Performer
Sedigheh Saremi   Track Performer
Duong Kim Loi   Track Performer
Catherine Matthews   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Stevan Pasero   Executive Producer
Savio Aguiar   Art Direction
Kristen Ambrosi   Liner Notes
Michael Lorda   Licensing

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