Songs and tales have long been used as a tool to preserve cultural memory, reproduce cultural norms and social ethics across borders and time. Inspired by their own family lineage’s experience with migration from Greece to Turkey, Sounds like Home: Longing and Comfort through Lullabies curators Duygu and Bengü Gün uncover how lullabies can be a source of comfort when longing for home and place, challenges it’s subliminal messaging that reproduces oppressive power structures and affirms that culture is fluid.
Conceived by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, The Lullaby Project pairs pregnant and new parents with professional artists to write and sing personal lullabies for their babies. This is believed to support the birth parents’ health, aid child development, and strengthen the bond between parent and child. Extending across the country and through several international programs, the Lullaby Project enables partner organizations to support families in their own communities.
Register for Sounds Like Home: The Lullaby Project, free virtual conversation on Thursday, July 29, 6–7 PM PST with Noe Music, a San Francisco based national partner with the Lullaby Project and one of San Francisco’s most well respected non-profit organizations Homeless Prenatal Program (HPP) to learn more about how they are collaborating to improve well-being and child bonds with new parents experiencing housing insecurity and other challenging life situations.
Meena Bhasin, Co-artistic and Executive Director, Noe Music
Emily Eagen, Lead Teaching Artist, Carnegie Hall, The Lullaby Project
Guadalupe Valenzuela, Director of Wellness Program, Homeless Prenatal Program (HPP)
This event is sponsored by
Artwork credit: Zsudayka Terell, Bedtime Prayers, photography courtesy of Satra Nudara.