IAL Funder Letter #5

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Dear Friend,

Let’s address the problems of Racism that we still face in the world today. It doesn’t matter if it’s the Browns or the Whites or the Blacks or the Greens. It’s all the same problem, the same issue.

With “Is Anybody Listening? – Concert Theater and Webcast, we’ll meet the problem head on.

Racism-1

South Africa

Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

We come from Soweto

We come from a great confusion

We come from the ghetto

We look to South Africa

We look to South Africa

 

We come from Zimbabwe

We come from the streets of Harlem

We come from a new age

We know where the times have gone

So we go where the lines are drawn

           

We come from Botswanna

We come from a deep frustration

We come from Atlanta

We look to South Africa

We look to South Africa

 

Ah there I see in the great Serenghetti

The hope of our ancestors

Standing before me

I see in the ancient still mountains

And shining blue waters

The strength of Mandela

And still in the shanties of Capetown

The voices of children sing

“power to the people”            Amandla awaytu

“power to the people”            Amandla awaytu      

“power to the people”            awaytu

 

We come from Uganda

We come from the mask of slavery

We come from South Central

We look to South Africa

We look to South Africa

 

And now we look to the slums of Pretoria

To show us the way

As the straw shows the way of the wind

For there in the mood of South Africa

Lies a measure of truth

The writing is there on the wall

Where it always has been

 

We come from the bread lines

We come from the blackboard jungles

We rise from the confines

Impelled by the hand of God

We look to South Africa

 

Ah and I see upon Kilamanjaro

The souls of our forefathers

Standing before us

The mem’ries of Medgar

And Malcolm and Martin

Run deep in our blood

The fires of apartheid

Still burn through the tears screaming

“power to the people”            Amandla awaytu

“power to the people”            Amandla awaytu      

“power to the people”            awaytu

 

We come from Soweto

We come from the Zulu nation

We come from the ghetto

We look to South Africa

We look to South Africa

                  Lyric from “South Africa”, Act 1, “Is Anybody Listening?”

 

We each have the power to heal. We do it every day – in small ways, in big ways. Join us in this healing work.

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Thanks for listening,

Peter Link

 

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