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Influence: East European , African
Genre: world music, ethno
About "Leyila - Linden"
In this song we hear an authentic Lithuanian folk treble about a branched linden symbolizing the mother and her verdant branches symbolizing her children. As tree branches are torn by storm the mother is destined to marry her daughters off. The folk song reflects the mother’s fate while Baba is singing about Leyila, a woman who in Malian culture symbolizes a mother fostering orphan children.