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Friday, August 16, 2019

Winnie Nwagi - Kano Koze (Ugandan video & comments with a video of traditional Kiganda dance)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post presents information about Ugandan singer Winnie Nwagi and showcases Winnie Nwagi's official YouTube video entitled "Kano Koze".

This post also includes summaries of this video along with other selected comments from this video's discussion thread and information about the Ugandan term "luwombo" that is used in two of these comments and the Ugandan term "gomesi" that is used in one of these comments.

The Addendum to this post showcases a video of a performance of traditional Kiganda dance.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Winnie Nwagi for her musical legacy and thanks to the high school students who are featured in the video presented in this post's Addendum. Thanks also to all those who are associated with this song and these showcased videos. Thanks to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publisher of these videos on YouTube.

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INFORMATION ABOUT WINNIE NWAGI
From https://www.howwebiz.ug/WinnieNwagi/biography
"Winnie "Nakanwagi" Nwagi is a Ugandan singer signed to Swangz Avenue, best known for her award winning single Musawo. She was the second runner-up in the second season of "CocaCola Rated Next" in 2014. She performed with Afrigo Band in a live performance at Guvnor called "Friday Night Live" in April 2016.

Music career
Nwagi's music career began when she became the second runner-up during the second season of "CocaCola Rated Next" music competitions in 2014. She was signed by Swangz Avenue and released a number of songs including Embeera, Katono Katono, Gwenoonya and Kyowulila.

She released her commercially successful single Musawo in early 2016. Musawo was played on both radio and television and attracted attention the Ugandan singer Irene Ntale when she did an acoustic version of the song."...

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SHOWCASE VIDEO: KANO KOZE WINNIE NWAGI



Swangz Avenue, Published on Dec 7, 2016

Produced at Swangz by Eli Arkis written by Yesse Oman. This video was shot by Swangz Film and directed by Marvin Musoke.
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Statistics as of August 15, 2019 at 5:50 PM
total # of views - 2,269,375
total likes - 6.7K
total dislikes - 611
total # of comments - 974

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SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THIS VIDEO'S DISCUSSION THREAD
[Pancocojams Editor's Note: I'm most interested in comments that refer to the meaning of the song/video and/or comments that refer to cultural aspects of this video.

Numbers are added for referencing purposes only.]

1. Becky Nankabirwa, 2017
"That's how u engage a girl in Uganda Buganda"

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2. Dr Flora Williams Anders, 2019
"Yes! An African wedding that doesn't look European! Except for the sisters hair! Come on let's do it all the way home land .Our Glory is unmatched!"

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3. Peter Ssetumba
"but that's how we do our hair........we mix it up in everyday life"

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4. shifrah halifah Nakayiwa, 2017
"habibi yo killing it in tht traditional wear well done love😘😘😚😘😘😚"

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5. Milar Sejemba, 2017
"Song of the year no doubt! but the guy who ate the love portioned Luwombo is hilarious lol...he got knocked out thereafter"

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6. libgurl01, 2017
"Uganda is blessed with a lot of beautiful talented female singers. Not understanding the language but I love the action.

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7. Moses Maloba, 2017
"She praises her suitor that now that he has arrived at their home(to be introduced), let her praise him"

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8. liz oduor, 2017
"what does kano koze mean?i love this song though i'm kenyan"

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9. barbara prossy, 2017
"that now youve come let me tell every one.introduction for her husband to her parents

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10. Peter Ssetumba, 2017
"kano kkoze............now that you've come!!!............she was waiting for his delegation so that she introduces him to her family!!"

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11. Katherine Kiconco, 2017
"the guy who ate the drugged luwombo huhuhuhu πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ"
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https://globalpressjournal.com/africa/uganda/steamed-perfection-luwombo-healthy-dish-touch-home/
"Luwombo, a traditional Ugandan dish cooked within a banana leaf, is a party favorite. Preparing the dish is a detailed process, which requires cooking a sauce using a variety of ingredients and then carefully wrapping the mixture in a banana leaf pouch.” - Edna Namara, GPJ Uganda

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12. Angella Basheijja, 2017
"so beautiful n a gomesi"
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Here's information about "gomesi" from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gomesi
"A gomesi or busuuti is a colorful floor-length dress. It is the most commonly used costume for women in Buganda and Busoga.[1] Traditional male attire is the kanzu.

Origins
There are many variations to the origins of the gomesi. One such is that the gomesi existed long before the missionaries and Indians came to Uganda, however, the missionaries introduced the use of cotton instead of the bark cloth, from which the gomesi was originally made. When the Indians came to Uganda, they added the various fabrics from satin/silk blends and the vibrant colors to the traditional attire.

According to some scholars, the first gomesi were made for schoolgirls in Gayaza, Uganda in the 1940s and 1950s. The Christian missionaries who ran the school hired a Catholic Goan tailor to design the dress. The tailor had the surname of Gomes hence the origin of the name. Traditional Ugandan clothing was made from barkcloth, though early photographic evidence from the nineteenth century demonstrates the arrival of cotton from the Sudan and from the East African Coast. The gomesi was originally made from imported cotton fabric, with the aim of providing a loose garment that covered the breast. The Baganda were the first nationality to wear the gomesi. Today the gomesi is the Kiganda traditional dress for women and is also worn by other ethnicities in Uganda.”...

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13. GaΓ«l Kingue Etame, 2017
"This song is ART ! Don't understand anything, but I'm feeling the vibe tho'
One love from Cameroon. πŸ‡¨πŸ‡²πŸ‡¨πŸ‡²πŸ‡¨πŸ‡²."

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14. Sue Iranka, 2019
"GaΓ«l Kingue Etame thats the traditional introduction ceremony, the vbride intriduces the groom"

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15. Evelyne Nambozo, 2019
"Directly translated means "Now that you have officially visited home,i want to make you known by everyone.""

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16. Jennie Daejoyoung, 2017
"Damn, felt like a real introduction! was smiling like a fool the whole time! Winnie, ignore the haters"

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17. Peter Ssetumba, 2018
"We've all gone through that, when a Muganda girl takes you to be introduced to her parents..........its a very stressful day in the life of a man!!"

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18. Peter Ssetumba, 2018
"The song video depicts a traditional introduction ceremony in Buganda one of the many tribal regions of Uganda. Winnie (Naka)nwagi is a muganda, the predominant & most influencial tribe in Uganda!
Ugandan law recognizes traditional introductions as legally valid weddings especially if they are registered with the government registrar.
Most of the girls in the video are dressed in Busutis also called 'Gomesi', Winnie at a certain point changes to West African wear to match her West African beau......most of Winnie's male relatives are dressed in Kanzus, Ugandan traditional wear!!
Kano Koze (Ow'omukwano) loosely means Now that you've come (my love)........the theme of the song stresses that Now that you've come my love, let's show them our love, let's show all and sundry how much we love each other.........

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19. Maximus Byamukama, 2019
""most influencial tribe in Uganda". That was unnecessary. Moreover, many people would disagree."

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20. Peter Ssetumba, 2019
"@Maximus Byamukama who would disagree?"

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21. ndhego geofrey, 2019
"Uhmm I hear the most influential tribal in Uganda.

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22. Rebecca Kt, 2019
"Maximus Byamukama Bagandas love themselves too much πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚"

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23. Ronald Mugisha, 2019
"@Maximus Byamukama i disagree too its not most influential."

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24. Ronald Mugisha, 2019
"Uganda's 50 yrs old we know which one is influential in what area. In leadership forinstance Ankole, Music baganda but is balancing with others, wealth Ankole Baganda, Education most tribes show up here, Army Ankole but is balancing with others, sports depends on which one. Buganda used to be a strong kingdom before not anymore as the executive determines the flow ever since independence. So there is no influential tribe but rather individuals and these shouldnt be measurement for influential tribe.

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25. colate nyambura, 2018
"Am a kenyan bh i really enjoy this song tho i dont know the meaning bh i blv its abt luv"

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26. Gloria, 2018
"she is singing about a traditional marriage where she's happy that since her fiance has arrived, she will compliment him even though there are some people who envy her. She goes on to say that she will inform the parents about his arrival."

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27. Peter Ssetumba, 2018
"its a Kiganda introduction ceremony with all sorts of plots like jealousy from a supposedly close friend, etc"

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28. Nessa duh, 2019
"okay in this video is her husband Nigerian cos at 3:15 she's wearing a wrapper similar to the ones Nigerians wear? and also his attire is similar to the one Nigerian men wear. someone help me"

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29. Nessa duh, 2019
"never mind i watched the ending lol"

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30. Tonny Okello, 2019
"That is what the video is depicting , I doubt she is married though. Just recreating an imagined marriage between a Ugandan girl and a Nigerian man I think. Nigerian brothers have high affinity for Ugandan girls though."

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31. Kibuuka Godfrey, 2019
"love the spice of the kiganda dance boom"

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32. Belinda Tafadzwa Makwanda, 2019
"I don't understand a word she is saying but i love this song so much, you sing very well Winnie keep it up!!!"

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33. Peter Ssetumba, 2019
"kano kozze ow'omukwano love njagala nkuwane=now that you've come my love, I wanna show you off"

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ADDENDUM: KIGANDA DANCE BY GOMBE HIGH SCHOOL CULTURAL DANCE TROUPE



Nakabugo Catherine, Published on Feb 15, 2017

ST .ANDREW KAGGWA GOMBE HIGH SCHOOL KAWAALA KAMPALA UGANDA..

The Gombe troupe performing kiganda dance

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Sudan Archives - Come Meh Way (African American singer's folk & electronic violin fusion song)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post showcases two different versions of Sudan Archives performing her composition "Come Meh Way".

Information about Sudan Archives is included in this post along with lyrics for this song.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Sudan Archives for her musical legacy. Thanks also to all those who are associated with these videos and thanks to all those who are quoted in this post.

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INFORMATION ABOUT SUDAN ARCHIVES
From https://www.stonesthrow.com/sudanarchives
"Violinist and vocalist, Sudan Archives writes, plays, and produces her own music. Drawing inspiration from Sudanese fiddlers, she is self-taught on the violin, and her unique songs also fold in elements of R&B, and experimental electronic music.

Sudan Archives grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she "messed around with instruments in the house" and took up violin in the fourth grade, eventually teaching herself how to play the instrument by ear. When she discovered the violin playing style of Northeast Africa, her eyes opened to the possibilities of the instrument. "The way they played it was different from classical music. I resonated with the style, and I was like, 'Maybe I can use this style with electronic music,'" she says.

This fusing of folk music and electronic production was the turning point for Sudan. "I started mixing my violin into beats,” she says, “It wasn't complicated — I'd just sing straight into the iPad." She honed her at-home style after moving to Los Angeles aged 19 to study music technology, and after a chance encounter at a Low End Theory party with Stones Throw A&R and Leaving Records owner Matthewdavid, she signed with Stones Throw. At the very start of her musical career, she's already won plaudits from the likes of the New York Times and Pitchfork, and played live at experimental festival Moogfest.

Her EP Sudan Archives is an extraordinary debut statement from a singular artist. Over six tracks, Sudan Archives layers harmonies, violin figures and ethereal vocals, grounding them all with the hip-hop beats.

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LYRICS: COME MEH WAY
(Sudan Archives)

Land throw free throw
I can't jump high, but I hear all the notes
I can't beat you no
I can't beat you, but I can be true tho
I want to be friends
I wan't to be friends 'til time ends yes

[Chorus]
I just can't escape, I get blown away
When you come meh way, when you come meh way
I just can't escape, I get blown away
When you come meh way, when you come meh way
And I can't escape, I get blown away
When you come meh way, when you come meh way
And I can't escape, I get blown away
When you come meh way, when you come meh way

I just can't escape, I get blown away
When you come meh way, when you come meh way
I just can't escape, I get blown away
When you come meh way, when you come meh way
And I can't escape, I get blown away
When you come meh way, when you come meh way
And I can't escape, I get blown away
When you come meh way, when you come meh way


Posted by Gigi Beebee (2018) in the discussion thread for the video given as Example #2 below

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SHOWCASE VIDEOS
Example #1: Sudan Archives - Come Meh Way



Stones Throw, Published on Jul 14, 2017

Director: Eric Coleman / Asst Dir: Yusef Taiwo
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This video was filmed at an open market in Ghana, West Africa.

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Example #2: Sudan Archives - Come Meh Way & Wake Up | A Take Away Show



La Blogothèque, Published on Jan 10, 2018

Shot at Oude Hortus' historic greenhouse - Universiteitsmuseum Utrecht in November 2017

Directed by Hugo Jouxtel
Sound direction by Henri D'Armancourt
Camera assistant & editor: Roy Jamhouri
Produced by Ondine Benetier for La Blogothèque

[...]

For more than ten years, La Blogotheque has changed the way people experience music videos. We film beautiful, rare and intimate sessions with your favorite artists, and the ones you are soon to fall in love with. Come, stay a while, and be taken away.”...

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Langston Hughes' 1935 Poem "Let America Be America Again" (information, words, & sound file)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post showcases Langston Hughes' 1935 poem "Let America Be America Again".

The Addendum to this post presents a brief excerpt from an online article about the word "Negro" as a referent for African Americans.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, inspirational, and political purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Langston Hughes for his cultural legacy. Thanks to all those who are quoted in this post.

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INFORMATION ABOUT LANGSTON HUGHES' POEM "LET AMERICA BE AMERICA AGAIN"
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_America_be_America_Again
" "Let America Be America Again" is a poem written in 1935 by American poet Langston Hughes. It was originally published in the July 1936 issue of Esquire Magazine. It was later republished in the 1937 issue of Kansas Magazine and was revised and included in a small collection of Langston Hughes poems entitled A New Song, published by the International Workers Order in 1938.[1][2]

The poem speaks of the American dream that never existed for the lower-class American and the freedom and equality that every immigrant hoped for but never achieved. In his poem, Hughes represents not only African Americans, but other economically disadvantaged and minority groups as well. Besides criticizing the unfair life in America, the poem conveys a sense of hope that the American Dream is soon to come.[citation needed]

Hughes wrote the poem while riding a train from New York to his mother’s home in Ohio. He was in despair over recent reviews of his first Broadway play and his mother’s diagnosis of breast cancer. Despite being a pillar of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s, he was still struggling for acceptance as a poet, battling persistent racism, and just eking out a living. Selling a poem or a story every few months, he called himself a "literary sharecropper." Fate, he said, "never intended for me to have a full pocket of anything but manuscripts."[3]

Hughes finished the poem in a night but did not regard it as one of his best. It did not appear in his early anthologies and was only revived in the 1990s, first in a public reading by Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall, later as a title for museum shows."...

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SHOWCASE SOUND FILE - James Earl Jones reciting "Let America Be America Again"



Rusty Brewer, Published on Jul 4, 2018

Poem by Langston Hughes (1935)

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WORDS TO "LET AMERICA BE AMERICA AGAIN"
(Langston Hughes - 1902-1967)

Let America be America again.
Let it be the dream it used to be.
Let it be the pioneer on the plain
Seeking a home where he himself is free.

(America never was America to me.)

Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed—
Let it be that great strong land of love
Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme
That any man be crushed by one above.

(It never was America to me.)

O, let my land be a land where Liberty
Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath,
But opportunity is real, and life is free,
Equality is in the air we breathe.

(There's never been equality for me,
Nor freedom in this "homeland of the free.")

Say, who are you that mumbles in the dark?
And who are you that draws your veil across the stars?


I am the poor white, fooled and pushed apart,
I am the Negro bearing slavery's scars.
I am the red man driven from the land,
I am the immigrant clutching the hope I seek—
And finding only the same old stupid plan
Of dog eat dog, of mighty crush the weak.

I am the young man, full of strength and hope,
Tangled in that ancient endless chain
Of profit, power, gain, of grab the land!
Of grab the gold! Of grab the ways of satisfying need!
Of work the men! Of take the pay!
Of owning everything for one's own greed!

I am the farmer, bondsman to the soil.
I am the worker sold to the machine.
I am the Negro, servant to you all.
I am the people, humble, hungry, mean—
Hungry yet today despite the dream.
Beaten yet today—O, Pioneers!
I am the man who never got ahead,
The poorest worker bartered through the years.

Yet I'm the one who dreamt our basic dream
In the Old World while still a serf of kings,
Who dreamt a dream so strong, so brave, so true,
That even yet its mighty daring sings
In every brick and stone, in every furrow turned
That's made America the land it has become.
O, I'm the man who sailed those early seas
In search of what I meant to be my home—
For I'm the one who left dark Ireland's shore,
And Poland's plain, and England's grassy lea,
And torn from Black Africa's strand I came
To build a "homeland of the free."

The free?

Who said the free? Not me?
Surely not me? The millions on relief today?
The millions shot down when we strike?
The millions who have nothing for our pay?
For all the dreams we've dreamed
And all the songs we've sung
And all the hopes we've held
And all the flags we've hung,
The millions who have nothing for our pay—
Except the dream that's almost dead today.

O, let America be America again—
The land that never has been yet—
And yet must be—the land where every man is free.
The land that's mine—the poor man's, Indian's, Negro's, ME—
Who made America,
Whose sweat and blood, whose faith and pain,
Whose hand at the foundry, whose plow in the rain,
Must bring back our mighty dream again.

Sure, call me any ugly name you choose—
The steel of freedom does not stain.
From those who live like leeches on the people's lives,
We must take back our land again,
America!

O, yes,
I say it plain,
America never was America to me,
And yet I swear this oath—
America will be!

Out of the rack and ruin of our gangster death,
The rape and rot of graft, and stealth, and lies,
We, the people, must redeem
The land, the mines, the plants, the rivers.
The mountains and the endless plain—
All, all the stretch of these great green states—
And make America again!


From The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes, published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Copyright © 1994 the Estate of Langston Hughes. Used with permission.

Online Source - https://poets.org/poem/let-america-be-america-again

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ADDENDUM
From https://www.npr.org/2017/12/13/568317026/negro-not-allowed-on-federal-forms-white-house-to-decide
'Negro' Not Allowed On Federal Forms? White House To Decide
December 13, 20173:01 PM ET
t has been called antiquated and even insulting.

But back in 1900, "Negro" was considered modern — a term that could replace a flawed set of categories used to classify people of African descent for the U.S. census.

This was a period when a person's race was determined by a census taker, who reported the information back to the federal government based on observations. "Be particularly careful to distinguish between blacks, mulattoes, quadroons, and octoroons," census takers were instructed for the 1890 census.

"The word 'black' should be used to describe those persons who have three-fourths or more black blood; 'mulatto,' those persons who have from three-eighths to five-eighths black blood; 'quadroon,' those persons who have one-fourth black blood; and 'octoroon,' those persons who have one-eighth or any trace of black blood."

But later in a report on the 1890 census results, the government concluded: "These figures are of little value." "Quadroon" and "octoroon" have never been used again for the census. ("Mulatto," first used in 1850, made return appearances in 1910 and 1920.)

The 1900 census took a different approach to counting people of African descent. For the first time, "Negro" was added to the instructions, and census takers were trained to write "B" on their worksheets to report a person as "black (Negro or of Negro descent)." Who fit that definition was up for the census taker's interpretation.

[...]

The Census Bureau said using "Negro" for the 1900 census was "justified" by what it saw as growing acceptance for the term, as it explained in a 1904 report called "Negroes in the United States":

[...]

After decades of an ongoing debate about labels, the term "Negro" — once commonly used by Martin Luther King Jr. and other early civil rights era leaders — gave way to the rise of "black" beginning in the mid-1960s and later "African-American" in the late 1980s."...

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Video & Lyrics For Two Versions Of The African American Gospel Song "(Got On My) Travelin[g] Shoes"

Edited by Azizi Powell

This is Part II of a two part pancocojams series on the African American Gospel song "(Got On My) Traveling Shoes".

Part II presents two videos of the Gospel song "(Got On My) Traveling Shoes" along with the lyrics to those renditions. These versions are given in addition to the examples that are featured in Part I of this pancocojams series.

Click https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2019/08/five-youtube-examples-of-african.html for Part I of this series. Part I showcases five YouTube examples of the song "(Got On My) Traveling Shoes" beginning with the earliest recording of that song in 1939.

The content of this post is presented for religious, cultural, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to the unknown composers of the Gospel song "(Got On My) Travelin[g] Shoes". Thanks to those who are featured in these videos and thanks to the arrangers of this song who are quoted in this post.

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PANCOCOJAMS EDITOR'S NOTE
I decided to research the lyrics for the African American Gospel "Travelin Shoes" after I came across a video of the Clara Ward Singers performing this song (given as Example #3 in Part I of this series.) Although some of the online lyrics were somewhat similar, none of those lyrics were exact or near exact transcriptions for the sound files or videos that I happened upon (some of which were later showcased on Part I of this series.

These lyrics are given in no particular order.

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LYRICS FOR TWO VERSIONS OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN GOSPEL SONG "(GOT ON MY) TRAVELIN[G] SHOES"
Example #1: MOTHER FOX SINGING TRAVELING SHOES LORD



Greater Anointing, Published on Mar 30, 2010

FROM CHURCH OF GOD DELIVERANCE
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Lyrics "(Got On My) Travelin[g] Shoes"
(As Lead by Mother Fox, Church Of God Deliverance)

Lead: got my travelin shoes
Group: got on my travelin shoes
Got my travelin shoes
got on my travelin shoes
Got my travelin shoes
got on my travelin shoes

Lead: Lord, they fit me well
group – got on my travelin shoes
Lead – Lord they fit me well
Group – got on my travelin shoes

Lead – Lord they fit me well
Group =on my travelin shoes

Travelin shoes, Lord ( or y’all [?])
Got on my travelin shoes
Travelin shoes y’all
Got on my travelin shoes

Holy shoes, y’all
Got on my travelin shoes
Holy shoes, y’all
Got on my travelin shoes

Feel like running on
Got on my travelin shoes

Feel like travelin now
got on my travelin shoes
[3 xs]

Feel like running on
Got on my travelin shoes
Feel like runnin on
Got on my travelin shoes
Feel like runnin on

Travelin shoes, y’all
travelin shoes y’all
Travelin shoes y’all
Holy shoes y’all

[Additional verses sung in the call & response pattern given above
Lord (Well?) they fit me well

Well they fit me well

Feel like runnin on
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*This is my transcription of this rendition from the video. Additions and corrections are welcome.
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Example #2: "Travelin Shoes Spoof"- Mondo & Dwayne (Rowoches)



Rowoches, Published on Jun 23, 2009

:My cousin and I are fans of many different Golden Age Gospel singers/groups. Here we decided to do the Ward Singers' version of "Travelin' Shoes." Just cutting up and acting a fool, but still giving God the Praise in the midst of the fun!
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[Pancocojams Editor's Note: The title for discussion thread quotes the title for the YouTube video. The definition of "spoof" is "to imitate (something) while exaggerating its characteristic features for comic effect."). Notice Rowoches' (Dwayne's) comment about this "spoof".

One example of the Clara Ward Singers' renditions of "Travelin Shoes" is given as Example #2 in Part I of this pancocojams series.

Lyrics from http://www.learngospelmusic.com/forums/index.php?topic=67894.0 Traveling Shoes spoof

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Rowoches, July 17, 2009, 12:10:37 PM »
"I usually don't deal with lyrics, but here are the lyrics to the song.

Travelin' shoes
(Got on my travelin shoes)
Travelin' shoes
(Got on my travelin shoes)
Travelin' shoes, Lord
(Got on my travelin shoes)
Travelin' shoes, Lord
(Got on my travelin shoes)

verse 1:

Death came riding by, by my Mother's door
He said, "Come on Mother, are you ready to go?"
Mother stooped down, began to buckle up her shoes
And she counted up her cost, she had no time to lose
Then she moved on down by the Jordan stream
And she shouted, "Hallelujah, Lord, I been redeemed"
She cried, "Lord, I done my duty!"
"Got on my travelin' shoes"

verse 2:

Death came riding by, by the sinner's door
He said, "Come on Sinner, are you ready to go?"
Sinner stooped down, he didn't have no shoes
He hadn't counted up his cost, so he could not refuse
So, he moved on down by the Jordan stream
And the water came up to the sinner's knee
Then the water came up to the sinner's thigh
He said, "Oh, my Lord, I ain't ready to die."
Then the water moved up to the sinner's neck
He said, "Oh, my Lord, please don't take me yet"
Then the water came up to the sinner's chin
And along came death and just pushed him in
He cried, "Lord, ain't done my duty"
"Ain't got no travelin shoes"

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