According to the Yoruba, "Omo l'ere aiye". This means a child is life's ultimate reward. Regardless of what others might say, I truly believe that children are the future of our world for they hold the key to tomorrow's promise for a bigger, better and brighter future for all.
For this very reason we need to invest in our children; their education, safety, health concerns, wealth, empowerment and general well being. The spate of cruel injustices perpetrated by others against our young ones should never be condoned or go unpunished.
I dedicate this Samba tinged, Yorubasoul'd out (courtesy of Osunlade) paean to all children globally, for indeed their time to shine has truly come. Join me as I sing and bellow at the top of my lungs...
"Children of the sun lift your heads up to the skies"
released July 22, 2014
Written, arranged and produced by Siji
Co produced by Bill Lee
Lead Vocals, Wurlitzer, Pandeiro, Sekere, Cuica & additional Percussion; SIJI
Background Vocals; Des Gordon, Justine Masters, SIJI
Double Bass; Diallo House
Congas; Wurasamba Oke
Acoustic Guitar; Clef Nite
Tenor Saxophone; LaRon Land
Trumpet; Kafele Bandele
Trombone; Mark Williams
Horns Arranged by LaRon Land
Additional production and remix by Osunlade for Yoruba People’s Music
Recorded and mixed at Momma’s Groove Studios, St Louis
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