The Hebrew lyrics translate: “Mommy’s not afraid, mommy only loves, mommy’s here at the edge of the day, mommy’s here to stay, just like in a dream, beauty and innocence, and forever you belong, come here my little one, let us now breathe, from within me you’re creating”
I am listening to a lot of Yael Naim of late, and I was excited to find this video of Yael performing with New Orleans-based cellist (playing the banjo here) Leyla McCalla, formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. I love this tune – the only song on Naim’s album “Older” where she sings in Hebrew. Naim was born in Paris in 1978. When she was 4, her family immigrated to Israel and settled in Ramat Hasharon. In May 2004, she decided to settle permanently in Paris.
Chanson Du Jour: Yael Naim with Leyla McCalla – “Ima”