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Lom Nava Love (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

by Navasha Daya

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"Baltimore Stand Strong" Music and lyrics written by Fanon Hill for Candlestick Freedom Publishing (ASCAP); rap written and performed by Rashad "Hurricane The King" Hawkins Verse 1 A pregnant city, she’s 47 years past due She’s giving birth to a future that wants to be equal too And like those before us, hand in hand with mighty courage in their hearts We know we have no choice but to push, to push, to push to push on through Chorus Baltimore- stand strong, push on, be strong, love strong, love strong, love strong Baltimore - you’ve gotta be freedom song! A freedom song! Baltimore- stand strong, push on, be strong, love strong, love strong, love strong Baltimore baby, you gotta to keep holding on! Holding on Verse 2 Now just about everyday, someone new shouts from the mountaintop All is better here, but that’s not the reality for me and you Yet still we know that until lions tell their mighty tale The story of the hunt will always glorify the hunter, our respect’s not for sale Chorus Baltimore- stand strong, push on, be strong, love strong, love strong, love strong Baltimore - you’ve gotta be freedom song! A freedom song! Baltimore- stand strong, push on, be strong, love strong, love strong, love strong Baltimore baby, you gotta to keep holding on! Holding on Bridge What would Walter P. Carter say, if he stood here today? Now somebody tell me; what would Nancy Harrigan say, if she lived today? Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore! Baltimore City, look to the sky. The North Star is still shining, still shining. Only we, and we alone can change, change our story Everything we need, we possess within. There’s always a silver lining The moon moves slowly, but it crosses our city bringing a fresh sunrise in glory Rap (Rashad "Hurricane The King" Hawkins) - As all the high rises fall, those that fell still rise. Resilient in our eyes, you can see we hypnotized by the strength we possess as one. I look at my son and see the days when I was young cops had us on the run just from being born here and sharing the shade of my peers. I see the renaissance near elevating from fear, yeah. They throwing us away because our moms can't pay. Fathers need commissary cause they were raised the same way. So let us pray... Outro: Who amongst us will light a candle to help our children find their way back home. Blessed are all the teachers, who teach our children that to live a life with truth is to be unsold. Neighborhood by neighborhood we’ve got to claim a brighter future, that’s the only way we’re going to make it better. We’ve got to let justice & love be the center of our persistence , yeah yeah, yeah. Find our way back home (repeat) Bringing unity like Jose Ruiz Hmmm One of these ole days Be as strong as A.K. Brunson ya’ll We’re gonna find Have fierce compassion like Bea Gaddy ya’ll Oh, hmmm I’m gonna…. Self-determined like Charlie Dugger ya’ll Healing hearts like Paula Whaley ya’ll Organizing like Betty Robinson Keeping our children safe like Greta and Mark on Font Hill We’re gonna, we’re gonna, we’re gonna find our way back home Yeah, we’re gonna find our way back home
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Love Journey 06:34
Love Journey Music and Lyrics written and arranged by Fanon Hill / Published by Candlestick Freedom Publishing (ASCAP) Chorus: A love journey for the world to see A heart once hurt lived inside of me A love that healed majestically A love that freed new beginnings for me Verse 1: When you give love, yet you find yourself Put down, talked down, emotionally kept down You need someone to lift you up To love you up, to pull you up, to help you up, to pray you up For me it was simply you, you offered me a love that made me feel so anew You’re my love anthology, and every single page is autographed by you (Chorus) Verse 2: In every season you’ve been there for me In Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summertime too You’re my marathon lover And every second, every minute, every hour you come through And In the winter of my life, you took my hand proposed and asked me to be your wife You melted the pain in my heart, and like a blooming flower you gave me a brand new start Bridge: Never let heartbreak define you I’ve got to share this too A lasting love begins with you loving you, loving you So don’t you, let the clouds fool you, the sun is still shining, on you, yeah A secret from me to you, the sun is still shining on you Your love is coming through (Synth Solo) Bridge: Never let heartbreak define you I’ve got to share this too A lasting love begins with you loving you, loving you So don’t you, let the clouds fool you, the sun is still shining, on you, yeah A secret from me to you, the sun is still shining on you Your love is coming through (Chorus) Outro: Honesty - don’t you have no fear. You gotta live the love that you know that you want in your life Mercy - oh you must forgive, and you must begin by forgiving yourself Faith, Faith - seasons are meant to be fully lived, trust that they will pass, don’t lose yourself Courage - why pretend you don’t need love you know you do, there’s a heart that needs love just like you do Accountability - our children are watching us, model how you want them to love. Discipline - rejection can be your greatest protection; don’t let bitterness get the best of you Remembrance - celebrate, celebrate the men and women in your life who love each other right, yeah Awareness – look in the mirror, look in the mirror, always nurture the heart in you Look in the mirror, look in the mirror, always nurture the heart in you VAMP Always nurture the heart in you (repeat) A Love Journey A Love Journey A Love Journey It’s A Love Journey A Love Journey A Love Journey
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Don't U Know 04:28
Don’t U Know Music and Lyrics written and arranged by Fanon Hill / Published by Candlestick Freedom Publishing (ASCAP) (Adlibs) VERSE 1 I spent so so long, searching for a love that never seemed to come And when I couldn’t take any more pain, into my life with such beauty you came The current of your river, gently flowed into my ocean Our love is so good, like Oshun and honey, with you I’m understood CHORUS: Baby, don’t you know that I, love you And Baby, don’t you know that I, truly truly treasure you Baby, don’t you to know, that I’m in awe of you And baby, don’t you know, you’re my sweetest déjà vu VERSE 2 You hold up half my sky, but under life’s pressures you’re becoming undone You’ve lived half your life, hearing “have a record you need not apply” But your record of loving me gets me by and by And my love flows from upstream sensually it soothes and redeems BRIDGE: Oooh ooh Oooh - its such an honor to love you, yeah, yeah, yeah hmmm Oooh ooh Oooh its such a privilege to love you oh Oooh ooh Oooh its such a joy to love you ohhh ohh ohh ohhh ohhh ohhh ohhh ohhh ohh CHORUS OUTRO: Baby, (Don’t you know) That I love you And Baby, Don’t you know That I, truly truly treasure you And Baby, Don’t you to know, That I’m in awe of you And baby, Don’t you know That you’re my sweetest, sweetest Deju vu AD LIBS: I lived this love with you before, we’re gonna be alright You’ve overcome every obstacle laid in front of you; yes you have yes you have Your love keeps me on the up and up, the up and up Lay your head on my womb our child inside me needs you She’s gonna have your smile, she’s gonna have your eyes, strength and your determination Don’t you know that I love you I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you Don’t you know, that I love you…
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Lom Nava Love Music and Lyrics written Fanon Hill/ Published by Candlestick Freedom Publishing (ASCAP) VERSE 1: When the pulse of your heart proclaims love from the very start Continuity beckons Lom Nava Love instantly Baobab trees share sweet secrets effortlessly West Africa offers Lom Nava timelessly CHORUS: Lom Nava Love is gonna get you (Lom Nava Love is gonna get you) Lom Nava Love is gonna fill you (let Lom Nava Love exalt you) Lom Nava Love is gonna touch you (Lom Nava Love is gonna touch you) Lom Nava Love is gonna heal you (Lom Nava Love is gonna… free you) VERSE 2: A courageous love set on high blooms blissfully Collapsing every distance with sole purpose magnificently Love truly comes alive when we live our lives purposefully So release all fear and live lom nava completely CHORUS: Lom Nava Love is gonna get you (Lom Nava Love is gonna get you) Lom Nava Love is gonna fill you (let Lom Nava Love exalt you) Lom Nava Love is gonna touch you (Lom Nava Love is gonna touch you) Lom Nava Love is gonna heal you (Lom Nava Love is gonna… free you) BRIDGE A: (BG vox) - Come live in Lom Nava Love Lead - Wash your Pain Away (BG vox) - Come live in Lom Nava Love Lead – Be blessed everyday (BG vox) - Come live in Lom Nava Love Lead – It’s such a lovely way (BG vox) - Come live in Lom Nava Love Lead – Come what come what may (BG vox part 2) - Come and live Lom Nava Love (repeat 4) BRIDGE B: Lead – If you love me, you will come to me (repeat 4x) (BG vox part 1) - In Lom Nava Love (repeat) (BG vox part ) – In Lom Nava, In Lom Nava Love (repeat 8x) CHORUS: Lom Nava Love is gonna get you (Ooh Lom Nava Love) Lom Nava Love is gonna fill you (let Lom Nava Love is gonna fill you) Lom Nava Love is gonna touch you (Lom Nava Love is gonna touch you) Lom Nava Love is gonna heal you (Lom Nava Love, Lom Nava Love) Lom Nava Love is gonna get you (Lom Nava Love is gonna get you) Lom Nava Love is gonna fill you (Lom Nava Love fill you) Lom Nava Love is gonna touch you (Lom Nava Love is gonna touch you) Lom Nava Love is gonna heal you (Yeah, yeah…) (Saxophone solo) (Lead Vocals and Saxophone adlib exchange) OUTRO LEAD: If you love me then come inside Release all fear and give Lom Nava a try If you have for one, you have for two Lom Nava got our ancestors through, yeah (Scat) If you love me, you will come to me (Scat) OUTRO BG VOX: In Lom Nava living in Lom Nava In Lom Nava living in Lom Nava In Lom Nava living in Lom Nava Love (repeats)
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Back home we say if you have for one, you have for two; that is the concept of Lom Nava. And it keeps family ties, and it confirms true love.
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I AM BECAUSE WE ARE (Tribute to the Dawson Family) Music and Lyrics by Fanon Hill/ Published by (Candlestick Freedom Publishing) (INTRO) Lives on, the Dawson family loves strong, the Dawson family fights on, the Dawson family remains strong, the Dawson family (repeat all) (VERSE 1) Once upon, a time seemingly so There lived a family all the world should know Sacred's their name, sing it high sing it low, With courage they challenged the status quo (CHORUS) I am because we are, therefore I am The circle of life has no end, we begin without and within (VERSE 2) A fairy tale, this is not (no, no, no) A family of seven sent down from heaven So let us speak, their truth, into tomorrow From their legacy, Baltimore must borrow (CHORUS) I am because we are, therefore I am The circle of life has no end, we begin without and within (BRIDGE A) Dawson family You're a sunrise that never sets, a love that is always kept Dawson family Sacredness decorates your name, we affirm you and proclaim (BRIDGE B) Dawson Family, heaven lives in your name Dawson family, angels protect you just the same (INSTRUMENTAL VERSE- horn and piano ) (BRIDGE A) Dawson family You're a sunrise that never sets, a love that is always kept Dawson family Sacredness decorates your name, we affirm you and proclaim (BRIDGE B) Dawson Family, heaven lives in your name Dawson family, angels protect you just the same (CHORUS) I am because we are, therefore I am The Circle of life has no end, we begin without and within (repeat) (OUTRO: Vocal scat, piano solo and muted trumpet solo)
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Kwanzaa 50 05:40
KWANZAA 50 Music & Lyrics written by Fanon Hill/ Published by Candlestick Freedom Publishing (ASCAP) Intro: Umoja, Umoja, Kujichagulia,Ujima, Ujaama Nia, Kuumba Imani, Hey Verse 1: In Angola, there lives a mighty river The river Kwanzaa, flows just like our culture Through our veins, in daytime and nighttime Kwanzaa nourishes us in this time From East Cleveland to Bahia Where we dwell, we exhale Af-ri-ka From the Gullah Islands to Grenada The seven principles live, ASANTE Kwanzaa CHORUS: It’s smooth, so smooth It’s smooth, so smooth It’s smooth, so smooth, It’s smooth, so smooth Verse 2: Like shea butter, on Ebony skin (ebony skin) Our love for Kwanzaa shines outside in (outside in) Yet I hear, doubters back chattin’ Tellin’ lies and brainwashin’ High John The Conqueror is mighty and coming (coming) With John Henry, so ya better get runnin’ (runnin’) Yes, Sophia Word is gonna come stalkin’ And Gullah Jack’s truth, you better be harkin’ Chorus: It’s smooth ,so smooth It’s smooth, so smooth It’s smooth, so smooth, It’s smooth, so smooth Verse 3: Now Movements come and movements go 50 years later, Kwanzaa’s still got its flow If you didn’t check it before, baby (Hmm), now you know Protected by Kwanzaa continually We stand here so poignantly In possession of positive identity Nguzo Saba serves tenaciously Bridge: Whose rock centers u (centers you) Whose wind lifts you (lifts you) Whose river cleanses you (cleanses you) The river Kwanzaa, river Kwanzaa, river Kwanzaa Whose remedy cools you (cools you) Whose offering holds you (holds you) Whose harvest restores you (restores you) Kwanzaa 50, Kwanzaa 50, It’s Kwanzaa [GUITAR & VOCALS REPRISE] Outro: Heeeeey, Oh oh It feels so good, It feels so good to have our own From Angola to East Cleveland, I said now, From Baltimore to Canada From here to there, from there to here. Kwanzaa sunshine is soulful everywhere We don’t need your approval to be no, the River Kwanzaa gave birth to me Yaa Marquita, Paul Hill Jr., Baba Afi, Mama Alima They gave me the culture that freed me Liberation begins with culture Culture frees me, culture frees me (Vocalizing and drum break down)
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I TOO DREAM OF THINGS BEAUTIFUL Music and Lyrics written by Fanon Hill/ Published by Candlestick Freedom Publishing (ASCAP) A Capella vocals performed and arranged by Navasha Daya CHORUS I too dream, I dream of things beautiful, I too dream, yes I do I dream of things beautiful, I too have the right. I too have the right To dream of things beautiful, yes I do I too have the right. I do have the right To dream of things beautiful, yeah VERSE: A grandfather free from prison, after 40 long years, embracing his children’s children, for the very first time A grandmother whose family lets her know how much they love her, for all she endured, for present and future hmm generations; BRIDGE: Emotions and sensations are electric in you You’ve got to free them- to give birth to the beauty in you Yes I know it’s hard to dream, when so much has been taken from you But you’ve just got to remember that dreams of beautiful will lift you (Vocal adlib & scat) Chorus: I do dream, yes I do I dream of things you dream of things beautiful, beautiful yeah I do have the right. You do have the right to dream of things beautiful into reality The future of the world lives in every child’s heart The future of the world lives in every child’s heart The future of the world lives in every child’s heart You’re beautiful; you’re beautiful yeah You’re beautiful You’re beautiful You’re beautiful You’re beautiful You’re beautiful You’re beautiful You’re beautiful I too Dream Yes I do…
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OPERATION 666 POVERTY Music and Lyrics written and arranged by Fanon Hill / Published by Candlestick Freedom Publishing (ASCAP) INTRO: (Darryl Rippy - monologue) VERSE 1: The future is knocking hard at my front door, and dammit I’m still poor, still poor, still poor Poverty has made me, has made me a refugee in my own country, in my own country I need a job, but I ain’t got no phone, no internet , no telecommunications are robbing me- brutally…. BUT I heard telepathy don’t cost no money, them vibrations are free, them vibrations are free, them vibrations are free - tell me (Did u hear me?) CHORUS: To be free To be free, to be free, to be free, to be free, too be free To be free To be free, to be free, to be free to be free, to be free VERSE 2: Poverty pimps of every ethnicity Are hustling in the nation’s capital, Washington DC They’re signing laws that make me illegal in this country Lawd have mercy, the weight of poverty is killing my family Now this morning 310 protesters passed my stoop, they were holding signs and chanting sistah freedom is coming your way But not a one, no not a one stayed long enough no not at all, to help me feed my children, they hungry. To help me feed my children they hungry (CHORUS) PRE-BRIDGE I’m checking every corner, checking every corner- for the key to be free I’m checking every corner, checking every corner- poverty is stalkin’ me I’m checking every corner, checking every corner- for the key to be free I’m checking every corner, checking every corner- for operation 666 poverty BRIDGE: No I don’t want a ticket anywhere, No, no The fight that needs to be fought, lives everywhere So I’m gonna plant myself where I am, I’m gonna get somewhere I’m going to begin the fight, I’m gonna fight, I’m gonna right here, yeah Oooh (CHORUS) OUTRO: I spend so much time in rent court; rent court is now charging me rent- I’m late again I hear James Baldwin whispering, if they come for me in the morning, they’ll come for you in the night The emancipation, the emancipation proclamation ain’t really free me no, no, no no, no (Daryl Rippy outro monologue)
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BETTER THAN THIS LYRICS Music and Lyrics written and arranged by Fanon Hill / Published by Candlestick Freedom Publishing (ASCAP) Chorus: Yes I do know this ain’t the way for us to live. You must be crazy Yes I do know, its got to get better than this, yes it does, yes it does, yes it does, it do Yes I do know this ain’t the way to live, oooh no it ain’t nah Yes I do know, we’ve got to work for better than this, now what cha gone do Vocoder: Dark Star’s on the scene for all to see, yeah yea yea yea EC’s on the scene you’d better be, on yo wayyy up Dark Star’s on the scene for all to see, yeah yea yea yea TC’s on the scene we’ve got to be VERSE 1 Now look through the trickery, and check it out- it’s moving all about Around and around in a circles forever we go- so it seems We’ve been in witness, protection, for 400 hundred years, here and there But today our future, got shot up in a drive by Now we’re living in fear Chorus: Yes I do know this aint the way for us to live. You must be crazy Yes I do know, its got to get better than this, yes it does, yes it does, yes it does, it do Yes I do know this ain’t the way to live, oooh no it ain’t nah Yes I do know, we’ve got to work for better than this, now what cha gone do VERSE 2 Now when you look in the mirror, what do you see- I wanna know somebody tell me Cause our reality is reading like an obituary- somebody shout on the one! I don’t know what (ooh), you don’t know what (ooh) I don’t know where (ooh), you don’t know where And everything that’s been, doesn’t have to be Lets fight for our babies to live free (Chours) & Vocoder: Dark Star’s on the scene for all to see, yeah yea yea yea EC’s on the scene you’d better be, on yo wayyy up Dark Star’s on the scene for all to see, yeah yea yea yea TC’s on the scene we’ve got to be (Guitar solo) (Chorus) OUTRO: (Vocals & Guitar adlib)
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It’s Still About Freedom Music and Lyrics written and arranged by Fanon Hill / Published by Candlestick Freedom Publishing (ASCAP) CHORUS: Freedom, Freedom It’s still about freedom, it’s still about freedom, it’s still about freedom, it’s still about freedom Freedom, Freedom It’s still about freedom, it’s still about freedom, it’s still about freedom, it’s still about freedom VERSE 1: Freedom is like the Spring Equinox forever giving birth Freedom is sticky like the multiverse full of energy Some oppress, some imprison, some colonize Freedom people rebel, revolt and uprise Freedom is light in the darkness of night It feels so good. Keep freedom in sight. CHORUS: Freedom, Freedom It’s still about freedom, it’s still about freedom, it’s still about freedom, it’s still about freedom Freedom, Freedom It’s still about freedom, it’s still about freedom, it’s still about freedom, it’s still about freedom Verse Freedom is like your very first kiss, over and over again Freedom is like a victory lap that has no end Some enslave, some break treatise some dichotomize Freedom people agitate, resist and organize Freedom people manifest higher vision Ooh Yeah (vision, vision) Uproot territorial division CHORUS: Freedom, Freedom It’s still about freedom, it’s still about freedom, it’s still about freedom, it’s still about freedom Freedom, Freedom It’s still about freedom, it’s still about freedom, it’s still about freedom, it’s still about freedom (Guitar Solo) CHORUS: Freedom, Freedom, Freedom, Freedom It’s still about freedom, it’s still about freedom, it’s still about freedom, it’s still about freedom Freedom, Freedom, Freedom, Freedom It’s still about freedom, it’s still about freedom, it’s still about freedom, it’s still about freedom Freedom, Freedom, Freedom, Freedom DUB Outro
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Whose Child 04:56
Whose Child Music and Lyrics written and arranged by Fanon Hill / Published by Candlestick Freedom Publishing (ASCAP) Chorus: Whose child is this you are hurting? Whose child is whose future you’re burning Whose child is this in need of unlearning? Whose child is this who is yearning? To be free, to be free Verse 1: Been in many school’s, with policies and rules in need of breaking Another school’s renamed, a legacy is maimed, a child’s suffocating Undervalued homes, bankers denying loans, soon a whole block is taken Public school reform fuels gentrification, another step in our extermination (Chorus) Verse 2: Test scores connected to privatization, schooling trumps education- Unlawful school funding equations create modern day plantations School boundaries redrawn, poor families are pawned and forsaken Profit realization’s their motivation, where is our self-determination Bridge: Ohhhhhh To love and protect a child, is to see your reflection in God’s eyes And the strength of our youth, our youth, our youth Should look after us in our old age but our children have been deemed obsolete, so they revolt and burn down the village just to feel the warmth of the heat (Chorus) Outro: 5 of 8 rule challenged for all to see in Ohio ignobly Barely 1/4th access school choice in a community in Washington, DC Impact funds diverted to protect a casino in Baltimore, follow the money A lesson in the intersectionality of child brutality To be Free (repeat) Whose Child? Is it your child? Whose Child? Is it my child? (repeat) Whose child is this…
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Hallelujah 07:02
Hallelujah (A Song For Mama Ginger Dukes Beale) Music and Lyrics written and arranged by Fanon Hill / Published by Candlestick Freedom Publishing (ASCAP) CHORUS: Hallelujah (16x) VERSE 1: These are the days our maker has made A blessed foundation, our ancestors laid And these are the days Our children we must raise May the light in their hearts Conquer darkness away CHORUS: Hallelujah (16x) Adlibs - I can still hear Ginger Dukes Beale singin’ I can hear Mama Ginger praying I still see Mama Ginger fighting, for the least of thee) (Repeat) VERSE 2: Our healers laid hands, they chanted and prayed Unsold and unbought, they bound the devil away Still today, we’ve got to fight Every which way Our future’s on the line And today is judgment day (CHORUS) BRIDGE A: Ooooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, yeaaaaa We’re coming, we’re coming forth, by day and night Ohhhh, ohhhh, ohhhh, ohhhh, yeaaaaa We’re coming, we’re coming forth, in eternal light We’re still laying bricks on the protest line Fighting for freedom once again, in this time So many black bodies falling, in this country; Does being born Black come with a penalty? BRIDGE B: And one hundred and one million tons of ghetto concrete, could never crush our hunger no no no no no no no no no to be free And we know that the Iroquois confederation, was the foundation for this country’s democracy Still they fight against our Native American brothers and sisters brutally CHORUS: Hallelujah (16x) I can still hear Ginger Dukes Beale singin’ I can hear Mama Ginger praying I still see mama ginger fighting, for the least of thee I can still see Mama Ginger’s hands working, Delivering the needy where they crieth And the poor that hath no helper Blessed is she, Blessed is she The red dirt from our mother land, followed us to this new land You’ll never be able to wash it off, try as hard as you can And if you really could see, you’d know that this red dirt (this red dirt), connects you to your original identity and holds the secret to keeping you free OUTRO MODULATIONS: I hear Henry McNeal Turner speaking I see Emma Berdis Jones healing I still see Harriet Tubman fighting for the least of thee, for the least of thee I hear Willa Oma Flowers singing I can still hear Sthayi Bhava Das chanting I hear Mama Lou Hamilton praying for the least of thee Everything we’ve ever needed we’ve had it We’ve got to build our sites of resistance The valley of Dry Bones Runs deep Such a glorious prophesy we must keep I see John Baptist Coleman invoking I hear Hattie Pritchard-Craig praying I can see Patsy Carson fighting for the least of thee I hear William Walter Cordel praying I can see Fannie Lou Hammer fighting I can hear Eugenia Hill chanting that sacredness resides in thee, resides in thee Woo!
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KWANZAA 50 (Greater Cleveland Kwanzaa Alliance Tribute Mix) Music & Lyrics written by Fanon Hill/ Published by Candlestick Freedom Publishing (ASCAP) Intro: Umoja, Umoja, Kujichagulia,Ujima, Ujaama Nia, Kuumba Imani, Hey Verse 1: In Angola, there lives a mighty river The river Kwanzaa, flows just like our culture Through our veins, in daytime and nighttime Kwanzaa nourishes us in this time From East Cleveland to Bahia Where we dwell, we exhale Af-ri-ka From the Gullah Islands to Grenada The seven principles live, ASANTE Kwanzaa CHORUS: It’s smooth, so smooth It’s smooth, so smooth It’s smooth, so smooth, It’s smooth, so smooth Verse 2: Like shea butter, on Ebony skin (ebony skin) Our love for Kwanzaa shines outside in (outside in) Yet I hear, doubters back chattin’ Tellin’ lies and brainwashin’ High John The Conqueror is mighty and coming (coming) With John Henry, so ya better get runnin’ (runnin’) Yes, Sophia Word is gonna come stalkin’ And Gullah Jack’s truth, you better be harkin’ Chorus: It’s smooth ,so smooth It’s smooth, so smooth It’s smooth, so smooth, It’s smooth, so smooth Verse 3: Now Movements come and movements go 50 years later, Kwanzaa’s still got its flow If you didn’t check it before, baby (Hmm), now you know Protected by Kwanzaa continually We stand here so poignantly In possession of positive identity Nguzo Saba serves tenaciously Bridge: Whose rock centers u (centers you) Whose wind lifts you (lifts you) Whose river cleanses you (cleanses you) The river Kwanzaa, river Kwanzaa, river Kwanzaa Whose remedy cools you (cools you) Whose offering holds you (holds you) Whose harvest restores you (restores you) Kwanzaa 50, Kwanzaa 50, It’s Kwanzaa [GUITAR & VOCALS REPRISE] Outro: Heeeeey, Oh oh It feels so good, It feels so good to have our own From Angola to East Cleveland, I said now, From Baltimore to Canada From here to there, from there to here. Kwanzaa sunshine is soulful everywhere We don’t need your approval to be no, the River Kwanzaa gave birth to me Yaa Marquita, Paul Hill Jr., Baba Afi, Mama Alima They gave me the culture that freed me Liberation begins with culture Culture frees me, culture frees me (Vocalizing and drum break down)
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Don't you, don't you turn back now (repeat) Mama said, don't you turn back (repeat)

about

Soulfully anchored by the mesmerizing vocals of songstress Navasha Daya and the anthemic writing, arrangement and production of multi-instrumentalist Fanon Hill, Lom Nava Love is a towering testament to the strengths of Black families and their quest for true freedom in America. Prophetically titled Lom Nava Love, this 15-track explosive soundtrack and concept album masterfully touches on various genres and aspects of Black music. Lom Nava Love must not simply be listened to, but courageously engaged.

Touching on various genres and aspects of Black music, the 15 track album is held in unity by the voice of internationally renowned vocalist Navasha Daya. Daya’s ability to both navigate the myriad contours of Black music while employing improvisation in order to give her audience something beyond what is expected of the Black female vocalist corroborates this experience of Black families and weaves their resistance into every song.

In addition to Daya, the soundtrack features the musicianship of Kush Abaday, Kelly Bell (The Kelly Bell Band), Jonathan Gilmore, Braxton Cook, Rashad “Hurricane The King” Hawkins, Quinton Randall, Abu the Flutemaker, and 84 year old saxophonist Whit Williams, who performed with the historical Royal Theater Band, one of the stops on the storied “Chittlin Circuit.” All are musicians from the DMV area who are also active change agents in their respective communities.

The soundtrack forms the musical backdrop for the documentary of the same name, released July 2016, which follows the work of Mama Shirley Foulks, a community organizer and activist in Baltimore's Cherry Hill neighborhood, who for years has sought to harness the power of Black families as the solution to the challenges imposed on them by structural oppression in one of the most divested communities in a city increasingly known for them. In the film, the songs that make up the soundtrack unobtrusively support the scenes in which they are featured, but on record the songs have a presence all their own, moving fluidly within a variety of Black music genres, such as:

FUNK: The foreboding political lyric “poverty has made me a refugee in my own country” epitomizes the funky yet playful track ‘Operation 666 Poverty,’ which invites listeners on a journey with a contemporary Black folk hero as she, and her family, are stalked by poverty at every turn, an encapsulation of the album's overall narrative.

R&B: The tender yet impassioned ‘Don’t U Know’ celebrates the undying commitment and love between an expectant Black father and mother navigating a system that views Black men with criminal records as irredeemable.

FOLK: ‘Whose Child’ dissects a billion dollar education industry that preys on children and families living in America’s most disenfranchised communities.

REGGAE: ‘Still About Freedom’ is a roots reggae call to action featuring Hill on bass and rhythm guitar that implores listeners to never lose sight of freedom.

Lom Nava Love is a phrase borrowed from the Ewe language, spoken in West Africa, and which expresses the understanding that if you love someone then you will come to them, a core principle of Foulks’ organizing philosophy. The phrase demands that knowledge of a subject, whether it be Black music or the Black family, come from a place of care manifested through engagement, not assumption. Similarly, the Lom Nava Love soundtrack is an album that must not simply be listened to, but engaged.


Remembrance: Ginger Dukes Beale, Angelo Dangerfield, Edward Moore, Craig Ray, Murt, Box, Nephew, Ray Alston, Valgene Alston, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, Queen Mother B.R.B., Emma Berdis Jones.



SONG REVIEWS

Lom Nava Love

"Love the song. It’s 'Top Shelf'."
Marcellus "The Bassman" Shepard
Syndicated Radio Host, TV Host, Actor & Emcee
Program Director, WEAA-88.9FM

"Navasha Daya sings like an angel! Her voice has the clear tone of a bell, striking a chord within you!"
Lona Alias
Producer & Host
Spirit of Jazz
WPFW Pacifica Radio 89.3FM

"I Am because we are (Tribute to the Dawson Family)"

"Strong and beautiful... I love this song!!
Shuya Okino,
Kyoto Jazz Massive
DJ & Producer (JAPAN)

"Baltimore Stand Strong"

"...An empowering Anthem."
B. Cakes
SOULBOUNCE (USA)

"Kwanzaa 50"

"Kwanzaa 50 reminds us that culture is the hallmark of a people seeking self-determination, justice and self-reliance."
Useni Eugene Perkins (USA)
Activist, Playwright, Publisher

credits

released April 27, 2016

Navasha Daya- lead & background vocals, hand snaps
Fanon Hill- bass, guitar, clavinet, background vocals, hand snaps
Anthony “Blue” Jenkins - bass guitar
Kevin Walker- bass guitar
DeAndre Shaiffer- Yamaha grand piano, Fender Rhodes Mark II, Hammond C-3 organ, Arp Odyssey, Moog Minimoog Model D, Korg MS-10 Synth,
Lorenzo Johnson- Arp Solina String Ensemble, Fender Rhodes Mark II, Hammond C-3 organ
Afi Nur Nkrumah- Hammond C3 organ
Matthew Chase- lead and rhythm guitar
Charles Wilson- drums
Kush Abadey-drums
Moziah Saleem- drums, percussion
Leroy “Boogie” Greer- congas, percussion
Braxton Cook- Alto Saxophone
Mo’ Horns - Trombone by Marvin Thompson, Trumpet by Theljon Allen, Alto Saxophone by William Spence

With Special Guests:
Darryl “Rip” Rippy - spoken word
Kelly Bell
Whit Williams - baritone sax
Jonathan Gilmore
Quinton Randall
Rashad "Hurricane The King" Hawkins - rap
Abu The Flutemaker - hand made instruments


All songs written, composed and produced by Fanon Hill

Executive Producer: Fanon Hill
Recorded, Engineered and Mixed by Steve Wright at Wrightway Studios, Baltimore, MD
Mastered by Anthony Eichler at Tone Master, Silver Spring, MD
Additional vocal arrangements by Navasha Daya
Horn Arrangements: Navasha Daya
CD Graphic Design and Layout by Global Design Interactive (GDI)
Cover Photography Credits: Navasha Daya by Maria Golomidova

For booking contact: booking@dayaworld.com
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P.O. Box 592
Baltimore, MD 21218

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Navasha Daya Baltimore, Maryland

Called an “Astral Soul Goddess” by Mojo Magazine, Navasha Daya is a seasoned singer, songwriter, producer, who has performed all over the globe for the past 17 years as an indie - soul artists. Grammy- Award winning artist India.Arie says her voice is "the true definition of soulful". Like her cousin the late great Gil Scott Heron, she provides music that is both eclectic and soulful! ... more

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