Did you know that when different generations share common experiences such as traditional folk songs and rhymes, it helps them to develop a very precious, valuable but dwindling commodity – a sense of community? When adults share childlike memories with their children, they not only connect the children with their ancestors, they also enrich their children’s childhood and enable their children to some day tap into their own delicious childhood memories in order to share that same repertoire with their children.
Did you know that Kindermusik provides great music from different cultures from around the world and this will provide a wonderful dimension to your musical listening experience as well as exposing your child to other cultural sounds?
In our classes this fall, you will hear:
Zoom Buggy – May There Always Be Sunshine (Russia) Zum Gali Gali (Israel), The Keel Row (Northumberland), Suliram (Indonesia), Les raftsmen (Canada), Canoe Song (Native Americanish) and Polovtsian Dance (Poland).
Milk & Cookies – Barn Sull (Scandanavia), Duermete, mi nino (Latin America), Fais do-do (France), The Muffin Man (England), Shakin’ Shakin’ (Appalachia), Savez vous plantez les choux (France), and Shake Hands (African-American).
Hello Weather, Let’s Play Together – Sally Go ‘Round the Sun (North America), Morning Sun Has Risen (Israel), The Mulberry Bush (England), Japanese Rain Song (Japan), Uskudar (Turkey), Weggis Song (Switzerland), Funiculi Funicula (Italy), Lirum Larum (Germany), Siyahamba (Zulu), and Rain or Shine (Texas).
Here, There, Everywhere – My Kite (England), Sulla Lulla (Norway), Alle Meine Entlein (Germany), Sma Grodorna (Sweden), Shoo Fly (America), Water Come a Me Eye (Jamaica), Whisky Frisky (African-American), San Sereni (Puerto Rico), Zum Gali Gali (Israel) and Cantonese Lullaby (China).
Music truly is a universal language – and just to get you in a cross-cultural mood, here is Ernie singing to his Rubber Duckie in —– well, I’ll let you figure it out! 🙂
Many thanks to Darcie!