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03/24/06
The Planet Sleeps
    by John Cech

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There are many CDs on the market of lullaby music for young children, but The Planet Sleeps, is one of the best -- from its dream-like cover art to its selection of sixteen songs from the global village. The songs were collected by David Field, on his journey around the world and were meant to be played for parents and children, as a musical bridge between cultures -- from a sorrowful Haitian prayer

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to a heart-breaking life story lullaby from ancient Japan.

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From the Cameroon charm of protection sung over a sleeping infant

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to the Hebrew/Arabic fusion lullaby called "Noomey."

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Copyright 2006 John Cech

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