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Songs in the Shade of the Cherry Tree

Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes from Ukraine

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Songs collected by Nathalie Soussana Illustrations by QU Lan

A riveting selection of 20 nursery rhymes and lullabies from Ukraine, as remembered by immigrants living in France, Germany and Poland.

These modern folk interpretations of popular traditional songs tug at the heartstrings and reveal a rich, vibrant culture. Native singers are accompanied by musicians playing instruments like the bandoura, sopilka, and accordion, making each song a delightful, enchanting homage to Ukrainian heritage.

Lyrics appear in the Ukrainian alphabet and Latin characters alongside English translations. Notes describing the cultural background of each song are also included, along with a QR code to access the accompanying recordings.

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