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Latvian lullaby recognized as one of the most beautiful in the world

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULatvian lullaby “Aijā, žūžū” has been included into a compilation disc of the world’s most beautiful lullabies and music book “Lullabies of the world”.

Singers and musicians from all over the world have recorded the most popular lullabies of their countries in an exclusive collection “Lullabies of the World”. Music for the songs was played with authentic national musical instruments of different countries. The compilation includes lullabies from Armenia, Belgium, Germany, China, Finland, France, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, New Zealand, North America, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain, South Africa, Czech Republic, Turkish, Hungary and Latvia.

Latvia’s favourite lullaby was included thank to Berlin-based Latvian singer Diana Moon Cerne, who convinced German producers to include “Aijā, žūžū” in “Lullabies of the World” collection.

“Latvia is a small country, but we have very beautiful music and talented people. I wish we showed our work more actively to others without fear of being judged. I wish we were more proud of our rich national heritage,” – she said.


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  1. SandraOsis says:

    Countless Latvian babies, including I, my children and grandchildren went off to dream land with this song.

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  2. Vivian Sterste says:

    How wonderful! Of course this is! I always knew it in my heart. My grandmother, mother and father would sing this to me and I to my children. How nice it would be if I could find a link on this article where I could hear it. Could you add that, please?

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Try to google it, or to find in :)

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  4. Zane says:

    There is amazing website where you can find a lot of Latvian lullabies, animations etc.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Indeed a wonderful melody! Incredibly connects!!

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  6. Morra says:

    Simply and very peaceful melody.

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  7. Liene says:

    Where is this compilation available? The only “Lullabies of the World” that seems to surface in a search is the Russian animated project…

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Latvija has some of the most beautiful songs and singers in the world.

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  9. biruta apins steinblums /webb/// says:

    that is so great /since I am from Latvia.

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  10. Zaiga says:

    When I worked as a nanny in UK I noticed that this song calmed down children (and me?) best.

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  11. Arija Pilskalns says:

    A gentle, soothing lullaby with a beautiful, nature centred story-line that all our family, from my mother to my grandchildren, drifted into sleep with.

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  12. Ilze Richters Pelkaus says:

    Congratulations to Diana Moon Cerne……..”cik jauki” Thank you from all
    of us……

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  13. LauraZaigaGaldina-Born says:

    Briniskigi! Fantastic!

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  14. Erika says:

    I sing Aija zuz to my son every night when putting him to bed. My mother started this tradition with me when I was a little girl.

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  15. JPR says:

    Latvia should take care of her heritage and expel foreign elements!

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  16. Anita Herman says:

    Yes the Latvian lullaby is very effective and really does make you sleepy!

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  17. ian stowe says:

    very nice but would have liked to hear it

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  18. Maris says:

    Here it is –

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  19. Anonymous says:

    My dad sang this to my brother and I when we were babes, i remember it well so soothing

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  20. Lija says:

    I grew up with this song Aijā Žūžū and I sing to my kids now!

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  21. Uldis says:

    Thank You Diana Moon Cerne!

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  22. dool says:

    No Niggers

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  23. madara says:

    I sing this song to my son every night. ;)

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  24. Erika says:

    I remember my mom singing this to me as a child and now I sing this every night to my kids.

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  25. Vija says:

    My Mom sang this to me and I have always loved it!!

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  26. Astrid says:

    I’m a first generation Latvian-American. Both my parents immigrated from Latvia back in the late 40’s. Unfortunately both of my parents have passed but I still remember my mother singing Aija, zuzu to me. They are correct; it IS a beautiful lullaby! I’m so happy Latvia is starting to get recognition for all of their wonderful heritage!

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  27. Hugo says:

    I had been a singer for more than 30 years and I thought I had heard pretty much everything. And then I landed in Latvia to do a gig and in return people sang for us. It hit me right in the pit of my stomach, one incredibly beautiful song after an other. And everybody knew them and sang along in improvised harmony. I ended up in tears and I wasn’t even drunk…

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  28. Dianne says:

    My mother escaped Latvia as a 16 year old, when the Russians came across the border. She immigrated to Canada and I was born when she was 26 years old. She sang this song to me and it was the first song I ever learned. I can still sing it. When I recently reunited with my lost cousins in Latvia I asked about the song. They had me sing it. We were all weeping at the end of it. They told me it was a popular lullabye. My mom left us many years ago.

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  29. Roksija says:

    This buatafful lullaby was sung by our mother to all of children as long as I can remember!

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  30. Kate Bradshaw Tauvon says:

    I would love to hear this. Latvian music and dance is beautiful!

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  31. kbomis64 says:

    My parents were born in Latvia and I had more great aunts sing this to me with there less than beautiful voices but I am being blessed with a great nephew this overnight and can’t wait to sing it to him to make sure he goes to sleep but also gets an early taste of the language and culture he came from.

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  32. karlbomis64 says:

    love this lullaby and can’t wait to sing it to my great nephew who should arrive this morning

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  33. Cindy Veidemane says:

    Yes, beautiful. My Latvian father sang it to me a dn then to my children. I now sing it to my first granddaughter. It is very special

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