Jewish cradle songs part 2

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Mothers sing cradle songs since the beginning of times...
The words and melody of a cradle song aim to soothe and calm the child in order for him to sleep well. By the singing, a close and affectionate relation builds itself between the child and the mother.

Melodies and rhythms change according to the local influences, the traditions and the language. A Yiddish cradle song won’t have the same sound as a Judeo-Spanish song.
Cradle songs are an important part in the transmission of a culture, a heritage, a future...



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  • Berceuse (chanson populaire) - Benjamin Khaiataouskas

  • Vig Lid - Bianca Sauler

  • Viglid (EXTRAIT)- Noël Lee, Jeff Cohen

  • Berceuse - N. Lifchitz

  • Chto Mnie Gore - Arkady Cruchini

  • Chanson et berceuse - Jaro Schmied

  • Berceuse - berthe Kal

  • Nani, Nani (EXTRAIT) - Marlène Samoun

  • Shtiller, Shtiller - Chava Albertein

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