The Iranian expatriate singer AZAM ALI became a mother later in life, which allowed her a mature view of the relationship between mother and child. Singing to her son in the softness of night, she reflected on the role of lullabies as a bridge between generations — and a bridge of understanding between cultures.
For lullabies have always been a more than simply a way to induce sleep. A kind of secret language of words and music riding on invisible waves of communication, they reflect the panorama of emotions: joy and sadness, frustration and triumph, pain and pleasure, hope and dreams — and a range of subjects from personal to political.
On this transmission of Hearts of Space, a collection of Middle Eastern lullabies and dreamy instrumentals expressing love, loss
and longing — and touching the heart of compassion — on a program called CARESSING THE NIGHT.