This is a video for the song “Sweet Lullaby” by director Tarsem Singh (movie The Fall). The lyrics come from the Solomon Islands and are about orphaned children. The younger brother cries about his lost father and his sister sings a piece to comfort him. The video discussion on Youtube offers further information, as does Deep Forest’s website.

I’ve been mesmerized by Deep Forest ever since I heard their album Boheme when it was released in 1995. Their music, sometimes labeled ethno electronica, borrows folk and tribal music from all over the world and blends it with electronic music sounds. I think their music is a great way to bring world music into the classroom.