Political Violence in Africa: Music from the Continent
This site serves as a repository of songs about political violence in Africa. We will spend ten minutes or so of class listening and discussing the music and how it relates to that session's readings and topic. Most of the music videos depict violence, but I will flag any that are particularly graphic.
If you have songs to recommend, please let me know via email!
Lyrics and translation: Tuishangilie Kenya ( Let us celebrate Kenya) Taifa Letu Tukufu ( Our Great Country) Kenya tunayoipenda, Daimaaaa ( The Kenya we love so dear, always) Nauikipenda Kenya ( If you love Kenya) ujitenge na mambo ( Separate yourself) yenye kuvunja amani, Daimaaa.... ( from issues that breach peace, always) Kenya Kipenzi chetu, hatutaicha milele daima*2 Mimi ni mwanakenya Daima