stand by me

stand by me

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we’ll see
No, I won’t be afraid
Oh, I won’t be afraid
Just as long as you stand
Stand by me

So darlin’, darlin’
Stand by me, oh, stand by me
Oh, stand, stand by me
Stand by me

If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
Or the mountain should crumble to the sea
I won’t cry, I won’t cry
No, I won’t shed a tear
Just as long as you stand
Stand by me

And darlin’, darlin’
Stand by me, oh, stand by me
Oh, stand now, stand by me
Stand by me

Darlin’, darlin’
Stand by me, oh, stand by me
Oh, stand now, stand by me
Stand by me
Whenever you’re in trouble, won’t you stand by me?
Oh, stand by me
Won’t you stand now?
Oh, stand, stand by me

Ben E King

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dreaming again

dreaming again

Jeremy Loops
Jeremy Hewitt, (born 4 March 1984), known by his stage name Jeremy Loops, is a South African singer and songwriter.

Say we could go where our dreams are realized
We make the little sacrifice
It’s a secret hallelujah
Paradise with all its hidden sights
Has to question it sometimes
I just want to see it clearer
When it feels like

There’s nowhere to run, run, run
There’s nowhere to hide
From the hurtful divide in this world
There’s nowhere to run, run, run
Run, run, run, run away

I’ve been dreaming again
About the revolution in my head
I’ve been dreaming again
I’ve been dreaming again
About the revolution in my head
I’ve been dreaming again

On this road your beliefs can fade away
I’m only offering what I may
I just hope we find it sooner
Not alone, we’ve all felt out of place
Just a shade in the human race
And I can look right through ya

There’s nowhere to run, run, run
There’s nowhere to hide
From the hurtful divide in this world
There’s nowhere to run, run, run
Run, run, run, run away

I’ve been dreaming again
About the revolution in my head
I’ve been dreaming again
I’ve been dreaming again
About the revolution in my head
I’ve been dreaming again

I’ve been dreaming again
About the revolution in my head
I’ve been dreaming again
I’ve been dreaming again
About the revolution in my head
I’ve been dreaming again

I’ve been dreaming again
About the revolution in my head
I’ve been dreaming again
I’ve been dreaming again
About the revolution in my head
I’ve been dreaming again

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take me by the hand

take me by the hand

Hindi Zahra (Tamazight: ⵀⵉⵏⴷⵉ ⵣⴰⵀⵕⴰ, Arabic: هندي زهرة, born 20 January 1979 in Khouribga, Morocco) is a Franco-Moroccan singer and actress.  Follow Hindi HERE

Lyrics

Beautiful Tango, take me by the hand
Beautiful Tango, until you make me dance
How sweet it can be if you make me dance?
How long will it last, baby if we dance?
Come to the, come to the world
Come to the, come to the world
And baby let me show you things
Cause time is running and we can lose,
Baby come and dance we gonna make it threw
Cause we’ve got time
Yes we’ve got time
Beautiful stranger, don’t want to know your name
Beautiful stranger, just want to take your hand
How sweet it can be if you make me dance?
How long will it last, baby if we dance?
Come to the place where the skin speaks
A secret words in Spanish
Where the night turns out the lights of day
For us to show some courage
So don’t go if you wanna know
Don’t go if you don’t know
Don’t go, if you wanna know
Don’t go, don’t go, don’t go
Beautiful stranger, take me by the hand
Make me dance all night
I wanna take the chance
I love the way you move
And the way you put your hands on my hips
Are moving while you take it slow
Makes me feel like I’m on a river flow
Cause we’ve got time
And yes we’ve got time
Beautiful stranger, I wanna loose my mind
Beautiful stranger, in the depth of your eyes
Beautiful stranger, oh oh oh oh
I remember, I remember, I remember, your
Sweet music, sweet sweet sweet music, sweet music rising

Songwriters: Hindi Zahra / Romain Vaugeois
Beautiful Tango lyrics © BMG Rights Management US, LLC

Artist: Hindi Zahra
Album: Handmade
Released: 2010
Genre: Folk

Listen to Hindi’s “Handmade” album :

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Connect with people you love

Connect with people you love

[Green Renaissance]

“You can find rhythm everywhere. Pulse and cycles and nature and moon phases. It has a rhythm.” – Ronan Skillen

Ronan is a talented musician, who finds his inspiration, his balance and his connection, through spending time in nature. It’s where he re-tunes his body, mind and soul.

“Music isn’t simply a sound produced with instruments – it’s everywhere, permeating our environment, and it shares a common thread with nature, especially rhythm. Rhythm is what fascinates me most”

Connect with Ronan HERE

Visit Green Renaissance HERE

Vocabulary in chunks to learn from the video :
• You can find rhythm everywhere
• Nature and Moon phases
• It’s not like a thing that you can see or touch
• It’s a thing that you can either feel and hear
• A musician
• Loud environments
• Getting away from the city
• Finding a re-tuning a rebalancing of sorts
• Nature does that
• Rooted, balanced, connected
• The capacity to be more connected than ever before
• We are less in touch with each other than ever before
• It’s a paradox
• Social media
• It’s not a real interaction on a human level
• A constant challenge
• Spend less time on your phone
• That’s really it

Listen #3

Listen #3

Bernie Krause

Ecologist and musician Bernie Krause has made it his life’s work to record the planet’s vanishing soundscapes. Here’s why we need to tune into the environment. Read more HERE

Without sound…there would be no music, no legend, no voice to stir the soul, evoke the memory, or transport the spirit! From the songs of humpback whales and the screams of Rwanda’s mountain gorillas to the groan of shifting Arctic glaciers or the rumble of an approaching storm, Wild Sanctuary albums, installations, and recognized authority in the field of natural sounds is authentic, adventurous, and inspiring. Within a changing world, what you listen to matters!

Visit Wild Sanctuary HERE

Qongqothwane 

Qongqothwane 

Qongqothwane is a traditional song of the Xhosa people of South Africa. It is sung at weddings to bring good fortune. In the western world it is mainly known as The Click Song, a nickname given to the song by European colonials who could not pronounce its Xhosa title, which has many click consonants in it. The Xhosa title literally means “knock-knock beetle”, which is a popular name for various species of darkling beetles that make a distinctive knocking sound by tapping their abdomens on the ground. These beetles are believed by the Xhosa to bring good luck and rain.

The song is known world-wide thanks to the interpretation of South African singer Miriam Makeba (herself a Xhosa). In her discography the song appears in several versions, both with the title Qongqothwane and as The Click Song.

More information on the song can be found in Makeba’s book The World of African Song (Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1971), including the following translation: “The doctor of the road is the beetle/He climbed past this way They say it is the beetle/Oh! It is the beetle.”

She explains the song as a traditional folk song which refers to the knocking beetle which makes clicking sounds and can revolve the top part of its body in any direction. The beetle is used in children’s games to point the way home, but also has a deeper symbolism, pointing the way to a better future in times of trouble. In her biography (p.86), she mentions singing it in The Village Vanguard Club in New York, and calls it a “Xhosa song about a dreamy bride”. [WIKIPEDIA]

Get closer #2

Get closer #2

songs from a room

Sofar gig is an intimate show held in an unique venue, like someone’s living room or an antique shop. It typically features three artists, playing four songs each. Every lineup is specially curated to give our audiences a diverse show. Get closer HERE

Manny Walters is a distinct South African Singer-Songwriter with influences rooted deeply in rhythm and blues, rock , and soul music. Manny may describe his sound as ‘electric rhythm & blues/garage soul’, but, whatever designation you choose to apply, one thing is clear – Manny Walters is imbued with an intuitive and instinctive musicality that is rare indeed in its authenticity and gravitas. Influenced by Richie Havens, Prince, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Tracy Chapman and Sly Stone. Follow Manny HERE