CitizenShift

Umoyo (Life): Zambian Music

| September 18, 2006

Podcast




Length: 0:00:00 minutes (0 bytes)
Format: 0kHz, 0Kbps

Show Notes:

This podcast features music that we heard one Saturday night on the grounds of Umoyo school in Zambia. Young women from the school were singing – in full harmony - uplifting praises to their Lord. Once in their midst, I tried my best to sing and dance along with them. As I stood there it struck me more then ever how irrelevant my criticisms of religion are. These young women find such tremendous strength through their faith and I had to ask myself, Who am I to question that? Instead, I was moved to tears. - Colleen Ayoup, Montreal This recording was made possible by Nicola Luksic, the CBC producer that we were traveling with.
Tags:

Comments

We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:

Do

  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.

Don't

  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.