MAMÃ ÁFRICA
Dany Silva
From the album Sodadi Funaná
Written by Cuca/Dany Silva
Produced by Amândio Bastos
©1991 EMI - Valentim de Carvalho

Your blood has been spilled
Across five continents
And your children were shipwrecked
In foreign lands, among foreign peoples
From the depths your cries
Tell stories to the sea
Of old wounds, scars
With the sound of drums calling:

Mother Africa, Mother Africa, come hold me in your arms
Come tell me who I am

Your tears are rivers
That flow from your body
And the future is a challenge
I bet you will overcome
It is with this song that I will find
My way back
It’s the voice of my greeting
To the brothers I don’t yet know

Lyrics Reprinted by Permission. All Rights Reserved.