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Thomas Park- My Heart Remains In The River Valley [treerunk 751]

Many songs and records have been written about Africa. I wanted to create something quite sincere, in fact, and to use my remaining knowledge of Swahili phrases and their pronunciation. What is our real connection to this place? For one thing, life emerged in the Tigris and Euphrates river valley. Africa is the origin of human life as we know it. And I have come to think of its endemic cultures differently as I get older. I call them early cultures, I call them authentic cultures. I no longer call them primitive.

Special Thanks To Mr. Lutfiyaa, my University Swahili Instructor– He might not appprove of all of my pronunciations and edits, but I thank him for his teachings, and hope he would appreciate the spirit in which the songs are intended.

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