Glenn Campbell died this week. Here he is, singing These Days. May your weekend be a peaceful one.
A restful weekend to you, from us!
I’m just a poor wayfaring stranger
Traveling through this world of woe
But there’s no sickness, toil nor danger
In that fair land to which I go
I’m going there to see my father
I’m going there no more to roam
I am just going over Jordan
I am just going over home
I know dark clouds will gather round me
I know my way is rough and steep
But beau-teous fields lie just before me
Where God’s redeemed their vigils keep
I’m going home to see my mother
She said she’d meet me when I come
I’m only going over Jordan
I’m only going over home
I’m just a going over home
We love you, Angélique! Angélique Kidjo sings Malaika.
We’re happy to Angélique Kidjo all day; it’s the resonance of her voice that blows us away.
Malaika is a Swahili-language love song probably best known in the U.S. via Miriam Makeba’s rendition. Kidjo’s version, below, is sung with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra. It’s representative of her efforts to combine different music heritages for the sake of both artistry and bringing people together.
We love you, Angélique!
Beautiful, gravelly vocals from Oliver Mtukudzi
An oldie but goody from Oliver Mtukudzi, “Neria”. Wishing everyone a peaceful weekend.