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Ghosts centers around generational trauma in African women due to sexual violence and war -- and then a call to arms for women to stand for themselves and fight for the freedom of their country and themselves (which they did).

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MA LUWAMBA

I look around...

I see ghosts...I see ghosts

My husband tries to touch me, And I feel disgusted

And I know why, I see their ghosts



They said that they wanted to soil me through my descendants.

They pinned me down,

drowned me in their musk, in their musk

Touch is no longer a luxury

I can afford, I can afford



I see their ghosts



Whoa-oh-oh

Whoa-oh-oh


PA CHARLES

What's wrong with her?



MA SOUKOUS

My body trembles

Knees ache

Insides bleed

Feelings that, that we've never felt before

That night burned in me evermore

And still



I see their ghosts



They say we're crazy

Try to write us off

The thoughts, the thoughts

They just…


PA CHARLES/MA LUWAMBA/ENSEMBLE

We see their ghosts!



MA LUWAMBA

We are ghosts in the shadows

We are the voices in the wall

We are lost in the battle

We are broken from the fall


Our sisters try to fight back

And we're filled with fear, filled with fear

We don't want to lose anymore mothers and daughters

And I know why

We see their ghosts

whoa



MA LUWAMBA

We live our lives bereaved

Because we women

Never will, we never will

Be believed

They've used our bodies, in any way

That they pleased, that they pleased

We see their ghosts

Whoa...



MA LUWAMBA/MAMA

We are ghosts in the shadows

We are the voices in the wall

We are lost in the battle

We are broken from the fall

We see their ghosts



MA LUWAMBA

We can't turn the clock back

The future's here,

The future's here

We have to build a

MA LUWAMBA/PAULINE

Country that's ours!!



MA LUWAMBA
And I know why

They'll see these ghosts !




MA LUWAMBA/PAULINE

So we will fight to be free

ENSEMBLE FEMALS/MAMA/PA CHARLES/MA LUWAMBA/PAULINE

Fight for independence

Buckle down

Fight cuz we must, cuz we must

This is no longer...

A time that we, can afford, we can’t afford

To see their ghosts


Whoa…..


I see ghosts

We will rise

I see ghosts

We won't fall

I see ghosts

Mothers here

I see ghosts

Standing tall

I see ghosts

We will rise

We Won't fall

Fall from fear

We will not disappear



We won't see their ghosts



We will not be in the shadows

We will not be in the walls

We will fight in battle

We will stand proud and tall



They'll remember all our faces

They will see us in their dreams,

They will not forget the places

Where they tore us at the seams...



MA LUWAMBA

They'll see our ghosts!

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released November 26, 2018

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My Country My Country Denver, Colorado

My Country, My Country is a new, unproduced musical following Congolose indepedence by award-winning writer Brenton Weyi and multi-genre singer/songwriter Brodie Kinder

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