Keep The Spirit High

from Speak Your Mind by Mankala

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Life is so beautiful
We seem to forget about it
Keeping ourselves in misery
Believing what others think of you
I pray to the lord every day
Keeping me happy with what I’ve got
Cos’ I know somewhere in this world
Somebody would like to feel like me
I always give some love away
Through out this big universe
We all can do the same
To keep our spirit high

Keep our spirits higher...
When we come together...


from Speak Your Mind, released July 15, 2007
Keep The Spirit High - written by C. de Juan, O.Makessa

Recording musicinas:
Solomon Ahmed: bass guitar // Christian de Juan: rhythm guitar, kalimba, bells, shakers // Omer Makessa: lead & backing vocals, congas, djembe, bells, shakers, woodblock // Jason Newman: drum kit // Simwinji Zeko: rhythm & lead guitar // Gary Alesbrook: trumpet solo // Murray Benjamin: trumpet // Rachel Llewellyn-Jones: alto sax // Simon Strange: trombone // Savio Pacini: trombone

Recorded & mixed by Christian de Juan
A Global Wave Of Sound & Mankala Band production


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Mankala Bristol, UK

Formed by a multi-national collective with a common love for African music, Mankala’s sound is greatly influenced by a variety of styles, from the joyous sounds of Soukous and Township to the hypnotic grooves of Afro-Beat and the Desert Blues, forging ‘original high energy African fusion Music’ with a distinctive style and a positive message. ... more

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