Music

Naomi Wachira – African Girl

8 mars 2015

Gros coup de coeur pour Naomi Wachira <3 <3 <3

Nommée « Meilleure chanteuse Folk » à Seattle en 2013 par Seattle Weekly. Née dans une petite ville appelée Kijabe au Kenya, Naomi grandi dans une famille de musiciens. Elle part étudier à Chicago où elle obtient une maîtrise en théologie et en psychologie. En 2011, Naomi fait son premier pas dans la musique en faisant un ensemble de micro ouvert à Conor Byrne. En octobre 2012 elle sort son premier EP de 3 titres, intitulé « African Girl », puisant son inspiration dans des artistes comme Tracy Chapman et Miriam Makeba.

 

Je vous laisse découvrir cette chanson remplie d’espoir, mélange de rythme Africain, folk Américain et de soul.

Director, Cinematographer and Editor: Miriam Agwai –
Music & Lyrics: Naomi Wachira (ASCAP) – http://naomiwachira.com
Photo Credit: Eratosthenes Fackenthall –  http://megstacker.com

Lyrics:

See I’ve been walking down this road
for about 35 years now, and I can tell you, it’s been one hell of a ride
And I’ve been carrying my father’s words that he said to me
learn to be wise, walk with integrity and be honest
and I can hear my grandma say, child I’ve got nothing to give you
but may God be with you, in that distant land

I am an African girl, well I know where I’m coming from
And I know who I want to be
I am trying to defying everything they said of us
we who have chocolate skin

In the back of my mind all I can hear ooh ooh are voices
of those who are here and those who’ve already gone
And I can hear them whispering, mwari witu,
when you go their land, please represent us well
and I can hear my grandma say, child I’ve got nothing to give you
but may God be with you, in that distant land

I am an African girl, and I know where I’m coming from
And I know who I want to be
I am trying to defying everything they said of us
we who have chocolate skin x2
I will sing, I will sing, I will sing oooohhh
Ngai, wa Ibrahamu, ithe witu, udirikane
tondu wa thakame ya murugwo, udirikane, udirikane
ndeithagia maundu makwa mothe, ndikamachonorithie, udirikane
ndeithagia maundu makwa mothe, ndikamachonorithie, udirikane
I will sing, I will sing, I will sing
I am an African girl, and I know where I’m coming from
And I know who I want to be
Words & Music by © Naomi Wachira (Doreli Music), ASCAP 2012

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