NEW CHORAL MUSIC FOR SOUTH AFRICA

“MOLWENI” (WE ARE ONE) (2018)

“Molweni” (We Are One)
Commissioned by VOX Cape Town and David Parry Davies for The Eco-Logic Awards 2018
Words by David Parry-Davies (Editor of The Enviropaedia)
Composed by Grant McLachlan

Sung by VOX Cape Town (Directed by John Woodland)
Soloist: Jenni van Doesburgh
Recorded on 21 May 2018
Mastered at CapeTown Sound
Video by Matthew Rosmarin (matthewrosmarin@gmail.com)

“Molweni” is a respectful greeting to the community in the Xhosa language

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MOLWENI (WE ARE ONE)

Molweni Mother Earth
I thank you for my Body
Made from your rocks and roots
Your Body becomes my Body
My Body becomes your Body
We are One

Molweni Mother Earth
I thank you for your Air
That flows through my lungs
Your Air becomes my Air
My Air becomes your Air
We are One

Molweni Mother Earth
I thank you for your Waters
That flow through my veins
Your Waters become my Waters
My Waters becomes your Waters
We are One

Molweni Mother Earth
I thank you for your Life-force
That gives vitality to my body
Your Life-force becomes my Life-force
My Life-force becomes your Life-force

MOLWENI Mother Earth Molweni
I Greet you in love and gratitude
We are One
We are One
We are One

David Parry-Davies