Multicultural & Non-English Songbook


CMN's Multicultural Songbook is an anthology of some of the best songs originating from (or about) countries beyond the United States, often sung in languages other than English. In sharing songs of other cultures, we broaden the global understanding of our children so that they might see themselves as part of a larger world of people, not so unlike themselves, who hope, dream, play and learn in far-away lands sometimes in unfamiliar--but equally interesting--languages.

For a reflection on this songbook, read Why Learn Songs from Other Cultures?.

Find songs about:

Africa, Asian Subcontinent, Australia/Oceana, East Asia/Pacific Islands, Eastern Europe, Latin America/(Mexico)/Caribbean, Middle East, US/Canada, Western Europe

About CMN Songbooks

CMN has a rich pool of singers and songwriters in our midst, and these listings are created as an ongoing "well" of song ideas for programs, classrooms and concerts in schools and other settings. The songs included here have either been written by Children's Music Network members or are songs from other songwriters that are recommended by a CMN member. It will be updated periodically, so check back often for new ideas!

Terms of Use

All songs posted in the CMN Song Library are protected by copyright and are provided by the generosity of the owner/artist. You may perform songs you find here in classrooms and camps without the copyright owner’s permission. For all other performances, you must first obtain a performance license through BMI, SESAC or ASCAP or obtain the copyright owner’s express prior written permission.