Wednesday, July 20, 2011
i have two songs that i love. but i can't tell you what they are because i don't know them. here's the story:
i love african music. harmony. rhythm. repetition. there's something deep and - moving? no, i can't think of the word. it's like how the ocean feels, huge and like it's so much more than you can see on the surface.
when patrick & i were married, i walked down the aisle to two songs from a soundtrack my friend kelly made after our time in zambia. i don't know what the songs were called, who sang them, where she got them ... i just loved them. i can even sing some of the lyrics, but i don't know what i'm singing.
i lost the cd.
i prowl around youtube every now and then, to see if i can find them. i can't ... but i've had a lot of fun listening to some great songs. here are two links for you to enjoy, since the 2 songs i would love to share are lost.
son of africa (soundtrack: league of extraordinary gentlemen, ladysmith black mambazo and t. jones, 2003).
yakumbuyo (danny - when i was in zambia, rox & tash & i bought zambian music to bring home, and this was the title track on a cd they bought. i can catch a few words, but i don't know the gist of the lyrics)