Standing Here

from Speak Your Mind by Mankala

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Standing here watching all the people out there
It seams to me they look for something
It seams to me we look for the same thing
Peace of mind
Stop getting lost and confused
Take time to seek within ourselves
We’ve got a long journey ahead
So we should enjoy it

Cos’ every day we’re gonna feel in love in love
We want peace on this planet, yes

No matter what you do no matter what you believe
You may stay in tune with yourself
Planet earth it is our home
Its time to give her back some love and care...


from Speak Your Mind, released July 15, 2007
Standing Here - written buy O.Makessa

Recording musicians:
Solomon Ahmed: bass guitar, double bass // Christian de Juan: rhythm & lead guitar // Omer Makessa: lead & backing vocals, congas, djembe, triangle // Jason Newman: drum kit // Simwinji Zeko: rhythm guitar // Pete Bernard: Fender Rhodes // Gary Alesbrook: trumpet

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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