Tuesday, July 14, 2009

niama

I hate a song that makes you think that you are not any good. I hate a song that makes you think that you are just born to lose. Bound to lose. No good to nobody. No good for nothing. Because you are too old or too young or too fat or too slim or too ugly or too this or too that.
Woody Guthrie (b. 14 july 1912 -1967) composer and singer

today is the birthday of the musical and cultural icon woody guthrie. I have posted many songs of woody's on the mouse in the past so I thought perhaps I'd like to continue my current trend of introducing some perhaps lesser known musicians that rock the world!

today's song is from another musician whose birthday is today - angelique kidjo. if you don't know the music of angelique I hope I have helped remedy that! her voice is transcendent and the movement of her songs - whether it is a lullaby or an afropop dance tune well I find all of her songs simply quite irresistible!

the song I chose for today is entitled niama - I don't know what the words mean, but I know I like it. I first encountered this the tune on putumayo's album of lullabies called dreamland. by the way, accompanying angelique on this tune is carlos santana (another musician with a july birthday - july 20th to be exact!). longtime readers of the mouse may recall that I am preoccupied with birthdays a little more than usual during the month of july!




photo: ms t taking a stroller siesta - on july 26 ms t will be turning 4!! by the way, I'm not the only one preoccupied with birthdays this month!!

8 comments:

subtorp77 said...

kimy, how adorable is this pic? Got one of Princess Cheese( I think she was 5, at the time ). Hey! Ms T's b-day is only four days after Mom's. Early Happy Birthday!

And you can't go wrong with Woody Guthrie quoting...

mum said...

Angélique Kidjo is big over here - the song goes well with Ms T snoozing away.

best from (a very tired but pleased photographer in) Graulhet

ArtSparker said...

Lovely photo , Happy Birthday to Ms. T. We will be seeing party pics, yes?

willow said...

I love this sleeping beauty.

Happy Birthday Woody.

California Girl said...

Four yers old and her entire life ahead. Sounds great.

Merle Sneed said...

A beautiful voice, to go with the beautiful child.

How much better would we be if we were not told how bad we are?

Candie Bracci said...

She's so cute!In a blink of an eye my son will be 2!They are growing so fast i know!

Baino said...

Love a sleeping baby . .she's cute as a button and Angelique Kudjo just doesn't age, how does she do it?