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The Liberation Song (Red, Black and Green) feat. Gary Bartz

by Navasha Daya

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Internationally renowned singer soul-jazz vocalist Navasha Daya embarks on a tribute album to her late cousin entitled Legacy (A Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron). The first single “Liberation Song (Red, Black and Green),” written by Gil Scott-Heron with additional re-arrangement by Navasha Daya, features Daya on vocals, and features Grammy Award-winning composer and saxophonist Gary Bartz.

Additional lineup on this single includes James King (bass), Nasar Abadey (drums), DeAndre Shaifer (piano) and Moziah Saleem (percussion).

“. . . I believe Gil would have been proud of Navasha’s commitment to
cultural arts and her desire to carry on the family’s legacy of activism for justice and peace . . .”  said Rumal Rackley, Administrator of the Gil Scott-Heron Estate.

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Liberation Song (Red, Black and Green)
written by Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson

I've seen the red sun in the autumn
And I've seen the leaves turn to golden brown
I've seen the red sun in the autumn
And I've seen the leaves returning to golden brown
I've seen the red blood of my people
Heard them calling for freedom everywhere
If you've seen the red blood of your people
All you've got to do is
Reach out your hand and we'll take you there
Red stands for liberation
Red

I see the blackness of winter
I see death lurking in the trees
Yeah, I see the blackness of winter
And I see death lurking in the trees
I see the blackness of my people
You know they're calling for freedom everywhere
I've seen the blackness of my people
And all you got to do,
Brothers and sisters, reach out your hands,
We're gonna take you there
Black stands for liberation, yeah, aah

I've seen the green buds in the springtime
And somebody told me that means new life
I've seen the green buds in the springtime
Comin' up through the concrete
Somebody told me they symbolize new life
I've seen the green fields of my homeland
And I've heard people calling for freedom everywhere
It seems to me like if you've seen the green fields of your homeland
Even when you dream it, you can reach out your mind
And someone will take you there, cause
Green stands for liberation
Green

There are three colors on our flag now, brother
One red, one black, and there's one green
There are three colors on our flag now, sister
Can you tell your babies what they mean?
I'm talking ‘bout red and the black and green
Want you to keep on thinking ‘bout red and the black and green
I'm gonna keep on singin' ‘bout red and the black and green
And sooner than you think the whole world's gonna know just what we mean
When we say they stand for liberation
They stand for liberation

Talkin' bout red
Yes, and black
We're talkin' bout green
It's more than a dream if you dig what we mean

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released January 18, 2021
Executive Producer: Navasha Daya
Recorded, Engineered and Mixed by Steve Wright at Wrightway Studios, Baltimore, MD
Mastered by Anthony Eichler at Tone Bridge Masterworks, Orlando, FL
CD Graphic Design and Layout by Rahan Boxley
Cover Photography Credits: Aisha Butler

Liberation Song (Red, Black and Green) feat. Gary Bartz
Original Song Written by: Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson
Remake Produced and Arranged by Navasha Daya

Lead & Background Vocals: Navasha Daya
Alto Saxophone: Gary Bartz
Double Bass: James King
Drums: Nasar Abadey
Piano: DeAndre Shaifer (Dre King)
Percussion: Moziah Saleem


For booking contact: booking@dayaworld.com
Daya World,LLC
P.O. Box 592
Baltimore, MD 21203

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All rights reserved
© 2021 Daya World,LLC
Written by Gil Scott- Heron & Brian Jackson
used with permission
℗ Cayman Ltd c/o songs of Peer Ltd.
℗ 1974 Brouhaha Music Inc



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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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