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Thread #118015 Message #2547664
Posted By: GUEST,Jack Campin
24-Jan-09 - 04:46 AM
Thread Name: Hostile baby rocking songs
Subject: RE: Hostile baby rocking songs
Try this album from the Turkish label Kalan Muzik: Anatolian Lullabies
The notes (Turkish/English) are excellent and point out that being a new bride with a new baby in a traditional Anatolian culture is a grim experience - away from your own family, treated like a slave by your husband's, and with nobody to talk to but a pink blob that doesn't understand a word you say. So you let it all out to the baby anyway.
The songs are in an amazing variety of languages, mostly untranslated but often summarized. Mostly field recordings but some studio performances.