Welcoming Song For A New-Born

In the Service of our Ancestors and African Love,
Listen Seeker, I come in peace,

“What is the condition of Colored people whom you know in regard to Good Manners, Sound Morals, Habits of Cleanliness, Personal Honesty, Home Life, Rearing of Children, Wholesome amusement for young people and Caring for old people.”W.E.B. Du Bois

One of the most powerful tactics the colonialist or enslaver had at his disposal was the disassociation of the African Man or Woman from the African Child. When this was executed, the deterioration of the African Family and therefore the African Community was only a matter of a generation’s passing, with the exception of exceptional conditions. It has been over a century since W.E.B. Du Bois asked what we are doing for our young, and the answers he received then mirror the answers of today: In summary, not enough! I had written a song for African Children but so too has the exceptional Baba Wakili O. Mlimwengu, President of the UNIA’s Brooklyn Division 431. It gives me great honor to share this wonderful song with you.

Welcoming Song For A New-Born
Created by: Baba Wakili O. Mlimwengu

Wewe Karibu Mtoto Mchanga
(You are welcome new-born child)

Wewe Karibu Kurudi Nyumbani
(You are welcome to return home)

Wewe Karibu Kucheza Ngoma
(You are welcome to play the drum and dance)

Wewe Karibu Kundi Mzazi Wetu
(You are welcome to return our ancestor)

Wewe Karibu Heri Yako ni Yetu
(You are welcome, your blessings are ours)

Wewe Karibu na Tukupenda Sana
(You are welcome and we love you very much)

Sisi Ni Watoto Wa, Waafrika Wakale Wakuu
(We are the children of the Great Ancient Afrikans)

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