This is a production blog for a BBC World Service radio feature called 'Language of Lullabies'
Around the world lullabies
path the road to sleep and dreams but curiously they often contain dark or
threatening imagery; babies falling from cradles (UK) or being taken out into
the cold in the depths of winter (Iceland), or being eaten by monsters (Caribbean).
This feature explores the music and narratives of a vivid selection of
lullabies from around the world, examining their themes, rhythms and melodies,
their universal qualities and difference as well as the role they play in child development.
This is a Loftus Audio Production, and I am being assisted by Laura Morris for this production.