December 06, 2006

World Lullabies

In the sub-continent and many parts of the Muslim world, children fall asleep to the tunes of la ilaha ill'Allah* sung often by their mothers.

Every country has its own traditions of lullabies. One thing they all have in common is a soothing effect on recipients of even an older kind. Playing on Al-Baal Café is the song Cancion para dormir by Beatriz Pichi Malen from Argentina.

It can be found among many wonderful world lullabies on the Putumayo Record, Dreamland.

*Arabic for There is no god but Allah. The Islamic testimony of faith.

9 comments:

Lirun said...

:)

kaya said...
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kaya said...

I see that you have made some changes on ur blog. That is good. Change represents healing, and passage of time.
Baal is also used for decendants as in "baal" bacchay.
In mythology it means a God (another name for Hadad the semitic God for agriculture,fertility,sun rain thunder - and the lord of heaven)
Baal also is a DEMON.

Destitute Rebel said...

SS thanks for providing the link to the source of your music. sometimes stickam does'nt work and we can still enjoy the music. Great finds keep them coming.

zee said...

thnx for the link SS :)

clayfuture said...

Baal also means HAIR. That means all the hair that grows on ones body, including the unsightly tufts on overgrown moles.

clayfuture said...

:D

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

You're all welcome for the link!

Clay, tum bilkul pagal ho! lol

Anonymous said...

give the download link