METRONOME FILM presents 'Lullabies of the world' - a collection of animated films based on lullabies of different nations. Our movies are made for everybody, but mostly for children. The viewer will feel as if he is lulled by a loving mother. Every lullaby is performed in its original language. The plot of the movie is based on the story told in the lullaby. Visual images reflect the lifestyle and traditions of each nation.Their site, at least the English language version, doesn't work very well and I never could find the Jewish (Yiddish) lullaby. A recent post on the Jewish Music mailing list from Konsonans Retro, though, pointed out that all of the videos have been posted on YouTube. I should have guessed. Konsonans also pointed out that 'Efim Chorny is the featured artist for the Jewish song.' Other videos from the collection are also on YouTube. Check them out.
Monday, June 4, 2007
Lullabies of the world
I ran into the website for 'Lullabies of the World' back when I was researching Jewish lullabies. The creators of the site have selected and animated a set of lullabies from around the world. Here's how they describe their project...