Mudcat Café message #1264983 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65010   Message #1264983
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
05-Sep-04 - 09:06 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Kumbaya
Subject: RE: Kumbaya
I can't add anything about the history of Kumbaya, but like much good music, it's no surprise to me that it would cross back and forth across the ocean. When my wife and I were in Africa three years ago, it shouldn't have been a surprise to hear such wonderful reggae as we did. Jamaican reggae crossed the ocean back to the Mother land where it was embraced and claimed as a music that could speak directly to African problems. Now, Africa has a very rich heritage of reggae music all its own.