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Sis_Iyabinghi
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« on: June 26, 2003, 04:58:48 PM »

Freedom is a concept, on has to know
That a seed planted must grow
From the depths of the sea
Our ancestors are a'coming
Triumphantly chanting and singing
The heartbeat of a people.

Slaves, ships, La Amistad, Jesus of Lubeck
Cinque, Kunta Kinte, Cudjoe
Nanny of the maroons, running,
Fighting for freedom, liberty
Triumphantly chanting, singing
The heartbeat of her people.

Auction blocks, human bodies
Standing tall, Mandingo, Ibo,
Ashanti, Akan, Falasha, Nubian
Cowering, fearful, weeping, wailing,
Triumphantly chanting and singing
The heartbeat of our people.

White men wiping their faces
Afrikan woman her child she embraces
White women fanning their brows
Fantasizing as the Mandingo shouts
Triumphantly chanting and singing
The heartbeat of his people.

Marcus Garvey, Haile Sellassie,
Winnie Mandela, Queen Nyahbinghi,
Shaka of the Zulu, Miss Sojourner, negro spirituals
Harriet Tubman, Bob Marley, reggae virtuoso
Triumphantly chanting and singing
The heartbeat of my people.

Four hundred years, only twenty-eight days
To say, freedom still seems so far away
Twenty-eight days to know
The seed planted must grow
Triumphantly chanting and singing
The heartbeat of your people.

Stretch forth your hands to Afrika
Greatness shall come out of Egypt and Ithiopia
And freedom flows through I'n'I
Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses
Triumphantly chanting and singing
The heartbeat of a People.

Iya'shanti.

FREE AFRIKA AND AFRIKANS!!!!!

"AFRIKA FOR THOSE AT HOME AND ABROAD!"
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2003, 10:25:01 AM »

YES I!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My SOUL has been gloriously STIRRED by di I's WORD SOUND AND POWAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!

The Voice of the Ancestors is heard LOUD AND CLEAR!

Like earthquake and lightning!

Keep speakin that AFRIKAN TRUTH sistah!  It is MUZIK to InI ears!





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