karibu performance 013

Bagamoyo return my heart to me

Lay it down so I can see

I am free now, I have returned

To the promised land,

To find peace of mind.

My ancestors were robbed

Enslaved in chains

For profit and gain.

Bagamoyo return my heart to me

In the full moon light

I see the sea.

Oceans deep, I pray away the pain.

Of cultures lost

In plantation fields.

Bagamoyo return my heart to me.

We used to dream,

Of trees of green,

It became the place of pain and shame.

Submerged in dungeons,

Deep we weep the tears of the scorned.

Bagamoyo return my heart to me

Ife Piankhi 2014images

 

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