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Aye Mojinumba

from Soul House by Tim Weed

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I learned this traditional African song from my friend Robert LaPorte, who is an earth clay/straw and timber-frame natural building pioneer. While leading a building project in 1999, he had the whole crew singing this and I was able to retain it. Since that time, I've taught this song to thousands of people that always join in a highly spirited manner, which ultimately inspired this arrangement.

It is sung as a welcoming song to the surrounding villagers who have come to assist with the harvest, re-thatching, or re-plastering of their dwellings. The meaning is: “Welcome to my village; you are now part of my village; we are all one village.”

(Trad., Arr. by Tim Weed)


aye mojinumba
aye mojinumba
aye mojinumba
go benisamba mojinumba

go benichickadé mojinumba
go benisamba mojinumba
go benisamba mojinumba



from Soul House, released October 15, 2013
Vocals by Tim Weed, Anza Wiedenkeller, Tucker Wiedenkeller, Mark Robertson-Tessi, Debbie Daly, Penny Livingston-Stark, Sue Mullen, Dana Rath, Mariana Ingold, and Kit Walker.
Stomps & Claps by Common Voice of Point Reyes, CA

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