12 March 2007

Monday's mp3: Tuku & the Orphans

As if ,  hadn't already captured our hearts with his upbeat Zimbabwean music, now he's produced a charming album of music by orphans, most of whom have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS. The kids are called the Mutubambile Orphan Choir, and they composed the songs on this album with help from Tuku, who also helped with arrangements.

This song's message is that one needs to speak up or be ignored:

A child who does not cry out,
Will not be helped
If you present your problems to people
You will be given assistance

[mp3] The Mutubambile Orphan Choir "Mwana Asingacheme (A child who does not cry out)"
from the album Tuli Bamuchaala (We Are The Orphans)

The songs include messages of hope and pleas for greater awareness of HIV/AIDS. And proceeds from the sales of the music help pay for the orphans' education.
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