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Various Artists - Lullabies from the Axis of Evil

Valley Entertainment

Various Artists - Lullabies from the Axis of Evil

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Track List
Mahsa Vahdat & Sarah Jane Morris - "Sad Sol - You, My Destiny" (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Amel Kthyer and Halla Bassam & Eva Dahlgren - "Dilelol - Sleep My Child" (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Kulsoom Syed Ghulam & Lila Downs - "Lalolalo - Don't Worry My Child" (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Rim Banna & Kari Bremnes - "Ya Lel Ma Atwalak - This Never Ending Night" (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Mayada Killisly Baghdadi & Mimi - "Luna Luna - Luna Luna Little Doll" (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Halla Bassam & Sevara Nazarkhan - "Peace Song" (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Martha Lorenzo & Nina Hagen - "Aruru Lullaby Sweet Baby" (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Sun Ju Lee & Eddi Reader - "Stars Are Rising" (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Viva Killisly Chachati & Katia Cardenal - "Nami - Angel" (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat - "Lalalala Gohle Laleh" (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Halla Bassam & Rickie Lee Jones - "Garibe - Watching Over Me" (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Rim Banna & Annisette - "Nami Ya La ' Aubi - Sleep My Doll" (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Pari Zanganeh & The Washington National Cathedral Girls Choristers and Elana Fremerman - "Gohlelale - My Tulip, My Pearl" (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Jawaher Shofani - "Nami - Lament" (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Fanzya and Razya Khan Ali & Elana Fremerman - "Mazar - Some Day My Boy" (MP3) $ 0.89 Add to Cart
Mahsa Vahdat & Sarah Jane Morris - "Sad Sol - You, My Destiny" (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart
Amel Kthyer and Halla Bassam & Eva Dahlgren - "Dilelol - Sleep My Child" (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart
Kulsoom Syed Ghulam & Lila Downs - "Lalolalo - Don't Worry My Child" (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart
Rim Banna & Kari Bremnes - "Ya Lel Ma Atwalak - This Never Ending Night" (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart
Mayada Killisly Baghdadi & Mimi - "Luna Luna - Luna Luna Little Doll" (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart
Halla Bassam & Sevara Nazarkhan - "Peace Song" (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart
Martha Lorenzo & Nina Hagen - "Aruru Lullaby Sweet Baby" (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart
Sun Ju Lee & Eddi Reader - "Stars Are Rising" (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart
Viva Killisly Chachati & Katia Cardenal - "Nami - Angel" (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart
Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat - "Lalalala Gohle Laleh" (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart
Halla Bassam & Rickie Lee Jones - "Garibe - Watching Over Me" (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart
Rim Banna & Annisette - "Nami Ya La ' Aubi - Sleep My Doll" (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart
Pari Zanganeh & The Washington National Cathedral Girls Choristers and Elana Fremerman - "Gohlelale - My Tulip, My Pearl" (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart
Jawaher Shofani - "Nami - Lament" (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart
Fanzya and Razya Khan Ali & Elana Fremerman - "Mazar - Some Day My Boy" (WAV) $ 1.19 Add to Cart

A compilation of the most beautiful lullabies from across 'The Axis Of Evil'

In his 2002 'Axis of Evil' speech, George W. Bush singled out Iran, Iraq and North Korea, along with their allies, as the enemies of democracy. Enlisting world support for his war on terrorism, Bush pointed a finger and drew the line between us and them. But Bush forgot one thing. These enemy states are filled with mothers and children. Producer Erik Hillestad took up the challenge in reminding us with Lullabies from the Axis of Evil. Hillestad proves 'our enemies' possess a remarkable capacity for love and warmth in a tradition of lullabies that spans generations of sense and memory. Hillestad pairs singers from around the world singing in English with the traditional lullabies sung by a host of singers from Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Syria, Cuba and North Korea.

Pleasantly devoid of Stereotypical lullaby arrangements and overproduction, the collection of lullabies on this CD shuns the saccharin and keeps the compositions spare and focused on the song. The CD opens with "You, My Destiny," pairing Iran's Mahsa Vahdat and Sarah Jane Morris from England. The pair exchanges verses in this heartbreakingly lovely lullaby.  Vahdat charms the listener first and Morris's husky voice joins leaving the listener helpless to resist.   Palestinian Rim Banna and Norway's Kari Bremnes trade verses in "This Never Ending Night," a lullaby from Palestine that speaks to the current situation of the Palestinians. The song expresses the sadness of the Palestinian people without the hateful rhetoric we are so accustomed to seeing in the news. It is a gentle and hopeful wish for a child, something the conflict is in desperate need of. There is also "Peace Song," a popular song from Iraq sung by Halla Bassam and Sevara Nazarkhan from Uzbekistan. "Stars Are Rising" sung by Sun Ju Lee from North Korea and Eddi Reader from Scotland is a just one of those charming lullabies. A traditional lullaby from North Korea, the combination of the voices of Lee and Reader, with just a tang of the Asian sound, are sure to lull the most reluctant baby to sleep. The CD gets more upbeat with "Angel" sung by Syrian Viva Killisly Chachati and Nicaraguan Katia Cardenal and certainly my favorite. It's the type of song one would hope that every mother everywhere sings to their child and has a sort of pop, feel-good feel to it. It expresses the love we wish for all children. "Sleep, My Doll," another song from Palestine sung by Rim Banna and Annisette from Denmark. Like all the songs on this CD, it is the perfect fusion of traditional and modern. The blending of the two voices in two different languages along with a Middle Eastern rhythm in this simple song is soothing and precious. Let me also mention composer Knut Reiersrud on guitars, bass, keyboards, ud and lap steel; Paolo Vinacci on percussion; David Wallumrød on piano and clavinet and Adun Erlien on bass, keyboards and guitars who added to the beauty of this project.  Listeners will also appreciate the liner notes and Erik Hillestad's journey of putting this CD together and his impressions as he met and recorded these remarkable women. I can't think of a better way to express the care and love in that fundamental communication between parent and child everywhere." An additional lullabye, recorded by Rickie Lee Jones, will be added to this release. It will only be available on the U.S. version.

-World Music Central

2-VLT-15187


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