Songs

Belle Mama

This simple song of unknown origin celebrates "belle mama"--beautiful mother earth.

Instructions:

Belle Mama does not have an agreed upon origin. Some say it comes from the Torres Straits near Australia. Another possible origin is that it is a song in Swahili: “M’bele Mama” meaning Long time ago, Mama. You can sing this in a round of from 3-8 parts.

Lyrics:

Belle mama
Belle mama eh
Belle mama
Belle mama eh
Belle mama
Belle mama
Belle mama
Belle mama
Belle mama
Belle mama eh

 

*Neither of the featured videos were produced by Partners for Youth Empowerment.

Video Credit: notesenstock

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