July 2015

Bakola: endangered language and endangered practices

July 30th, 2015|

In this edition of Europeana Sounds blog post, The Language Archive offers you an insight in the sounds and the culture of the Bakola, a Narrow Bantu language, with around 2,200 to 5,000 speakers, located in Camerun and Equatorial Guinea.

As a lot of languages and population, the language of the Bakola changes its name in […]

When a ring falls into a well!

July 27th, 2015|

Folk greek poetry describes the imaginative trick a certain mother is using while seeking for a groom for her daughter: Her ring fell into a well and she is promising that she will give her older daughter as a bride to the young man that will be able to go down to the sock of […]

“Witnessing the creative moment” – Meet with Dr. Thomas Leibnitz

July 23rd, 2015|

Interview with Dr. Thomas Leibnitz about the Bruckner manuscripts of the Austrian National Library […]

La Brabançonne, brief history of the Belgian national anthem

July 21st, 2015|

The Belgian national day is celebrated on the 21st of July, as anniversary date of the taking oath in 1831 of the first King of Belgium, Leopold de Saxe Cobourg. That’s why today we decide to tell you more about the Belgian national anthem and some of its many recordings and sources.


“Europeana Sounds preserves an enormous range of audio material that would otherwise be very hard to find at best, and likely to get lost at worst” – Meet with Isabella van Elferen

July 16th, 2015|

This blog introduces you the members of Europeana Sounds’ User Advisory Panel which gathers experts in core areas relevant to the project. Many thanks to Isabella van Elferen for answering our questions! […]

La Marseillaise, brief history of the French national anthem

July 14th, 2015|

The French national day, or Bastille Day, is celebrated on the 14th of July. That’s why today we decided to the French national anthem and some of its many recordings.

La Marseillaise is the nation’s anthem since 1879. It has been written under the title Chant de guerre pour l’armée du Rhin in 1792 by […]