Mudcat Café message #29047 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65010   Message #29047
Posted By: wolfz
23-May-98 - 01:32 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Kumbaya
Subject: RE: Origin of Kumbaya
I asked a friend of mine that teaches Afro-American history and music and was told that this song was introduced to African tribes by missionaries and was translated into the African languages. This was the version that was easiest to sing by English-speaking people.