As a long-time groupie of Putumayo World Music compilations (grooving to multiple iTouch playlists & CDs in my car), ’twas so exciting last weekend finding one previously unseen (& unheard.)
If you haven’t heard of Putumayo, you can click here to read how they connect inspiring international musicians to a wide audience with music grooves from around the globe: Putumayo World Music.
Just realized this compilation is for kids (of whom I’m a slightly older one.) No wonder its filled with happy grooves, something we could all use a bit more of these days?
While the songs on World Playground come from artists from all over (Ethiopia, France, Congo, Brazil, Greece, Canada, Jamaica, Bolivia, Australia, and my favorite so far, Touré Kunda from Senegal singing, “Fatou Yo”) the last song from the USA seems like a good mantra for today: “Just Keep Goin’ On” by Eric Bibb & Needed Time.
Here’s a YouTube of Eric Bibb singing it (email readers, you know the drill…)
“Take every knock as a boost, every stumbling block as a stepping stone, lift up your head… and just keep goin’ on.” (Eric Bibb)
For anyone knocked down today by life storms, blocked dreams and tumbling stumbles – just keep goin’ on.
grace, peace & inspiring music grooves
Virginia : )
p.s. Looks like Erib Bibb has been singing it out for a long time! Here’s a link to his inspirational story & website: www.ericbibb.com