Music Trekking: Here Come Our Mothers

May 8 2012
Here’s To Our Mothers! Although Mothers Day as we know it is not be recognized all over the globe, there is not one single culture that does celebrate the roles of mothers, grandmothers and similar figures in their folklore, stories and songs. Do other cultures love their moms and like to sing about them? You [continue reading]

Music Trekking: Here Come Our Mothers

May 8 2012
Here’s To Our Mothers! Although Mothers Day as we know it is not recognized all over the globe, there is not one single culture that doesn’t celebrate the roles of mothers, grandmothers and similar figures in their folklore, stories and songs. Do other cultures love their moms and like to sing about them? You bet [continue reading]

Music Trekking: Andean Music for Spring

Apr 10 2012
That Little Chicken! (Ese Pollito) Is there anything more adorable than a baby chick? A perfect omen that Spring is on the way! This month I’m featuring a huayño – a type of traditional song from Peru.  The video to follow tells the story of someone who gets a chicken as a gift and it [continue reading]

Music Trekking: A History of Kumbayah

Mar 13 2012
Come by Here: A Short History of Kumbayah If you’ve ever gone to summer camp or sat around a campfire with a guitar, chances are good you’ve sung “Kumbayah.” It’s one of those wonderful – make it up as you go – folksongs. After the first verse of Kumbayah, you can sing that someone is [continue reading]

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