Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Lullabies from the Axis of Evil

Listening to the samples has encouraged me to buy the album. Beautiful CD!
available from iTunes and Amazon

"The album contains 14 lullabies from Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Palestine, Syria, Afghanistan and Cuba.
Every lullaby is presented in its original form sung by women from these countries, and then a western version with interpretations in English sung by singers like Nina Hagen (Germany), Eddi Reader (Scotland – Fairground Attraction), Sarah Jane Morris (England), Lila Downs (USA/Mexico) and Mimi (USA) is attached to it, within a musical landscape composed by Knut Reiersrud.

"It's message is one of peace and hope that asks us to listen to the voices of the world's mothers, even the ones from counties in conflict with our own. It reminds us that there are babies, women, and children living in the so-called Axis of Evil. Women who sing lullabies to their babies.

Politics aside, this is an album of lullabies. Rich with world rhythms and languages, it's a beautiful album to listen to"
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