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Into the Rhythm

by Debbie Nargi-Brown

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Living in the Heart of this Moment Living in the Heart of this Moment All we have is Here and Now Living in the Heart of this Moment. What’s done is done Let tomorrow come All we have is today Seekers of truth Prophets of old Know this to be true Living in the Heart Speaking the Truth Is all we can do Living in the Heart Living in Truth Living in Love
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Divine Love 03:43
Embracing this powerful love flowing through you Embodiment of divine love flowing through you It flows out through your toes and up through your heart and out your fingertips and out through the crown of your head, and out through the crown of your head This beauty is inside of you, This beauty is inside of you No need to look outside, No need to look outside We are all mirrors reflecting each other’s beauty We are all mirrors reflecting each other’s beauty This beauty is inside of you
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Home resides in me Wherever I might be I’m free to roam all the parts of me I’m free to roam—the Ultimate dwells in me So let me feel my pain Dance my Joy Feel my Pain, Dance my Joy Be yourself, it’s the only one to be Be or not to be me I choose to be me Be or not to be me— I choose to be free Free Yourself—Be yourself There’s no place like home
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Hey Mama Hey Mama Hey Mama O Hey Mama Hey Mama Hey Mama O Yemaja, Oshun, Yemaja, Oshun Fill me with Divine Presence, Pouring this Love to the World Fill me with Divine Presence, Pouring this Love to the World. In the Yoruba religion, Yemaja is the goddess of the ocean, the full moon, and motherhood. Oshun is goddess of fertility, healing, and the river.
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Mojuba 02:15
Mojuba oo-oo, Mojuba (2x) Eeba mama-aa Eeba baba-aa Mojuba Mojuba
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Zimbabwe Mutambara Kede Mutambara Kede Tasvika Tasvika wo
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Homeward Now 01:17
Homeward now Shall I journey Homeward upon the rainbow Homeward now Shall I journey Homeward upon the rainbow To Life unending and beyond it Yeah homeward now Shall I journey To Joy unchanging and beyond it Yeah homeward now Shall I journey
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Oregon Women’s Land Community There’s a river of birds in migration A nation of dancers with wings There’s a river of birds in migration A nation of drummers with wings * drummers and dancers were substituted for the word women
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Fly 01:44
If you can’t teach me to fly, teach me to sing and dance If you can’t teach me to fly, teach me to love and be loved Gatay gatay, para sam gatay, bodhi swaha Gatay gatay, para sam gatay, bodhi swaha
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Dumbaie 01:23
Eh Dum-bai-eh Dum-bai-eh Ye-la-de-dom, ye-la-de-dom Eh-ya, eh-ya, ehhhh, ye-la-da-ti.
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Omolu ta na Pedra de Sodan Aia ia ia e o
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Dance Dance Dance Sing Sing Sing Into the Rhythm The Rhythm of your Heart Dance Dance Dance Sing Sing Sing Into the Rhythm of your Soul Dance Sing Dance Sing Dance Sing Dancing my way back Home
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Gbogbo wani che O dide che Oshun Gbogbo wani che O dide che Oshun O ri ri ri — O sai sai O Gbogbo wani cheo dide che Oshun Oshun ba’ile o, Ye ye ba’ile o Oshun ba’ile o, Alague akete ba’ile o Oshun ba’ile o Ye ye ba’ile o Oshun ba’ile o Alague akete ba’ile o
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The ocean refuses no river — no river The open heart refuses no part of you — no part of me Ah lay lu, Ah lay lu Ahhh laaay lu Ah lay lu, Ah lay lu Ahhhhh laaaaay lu
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Yemanja Sai do mar Vem Buscar A sua Yao A santa de azul, A santa do mar Vem ver seus filhos, Yemanya Odo odo odo odo Odo ya do ya do ya Odo odo odo odo Odo ya do ya do ya Yemanja Yemanja, get out of the sea Come and get your initiate The saint in blue, The saint of the sea Come see your children, Yemanja Salutation for Yemanja is Odoya. Yemanja is the queen of the ocean, the nurturing mother of us all. She is the goddess of fertility and abundance. Often she is seen as a mermaid dressed in pearls and blue.
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Yea yea le kono (2x) Mande kono saya Yea yea le kono (2x) Mande kono saya Wonlonday ma saya Mande kono saya Ayyye saya Mande kono saya
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Truth 00:35
Stand in the Truth of Who You Are Your Light, Your Greatness, You’re a Shining Star
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Your Love is Enough — You are Everything Everyone’s a part of you Everyone’s a part of you Everyone’s a part of you and me Your love will lighten up the candle Your love will lighten up the world (2x) Only love, only love, only love, only, only, only (2x) For me, this song is about the realization that it is not about the giving of love or the receiving of love, it’s about being love. Be love. If you can be love that’s all you can really offer.
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Simply Trust 01:42
Simply trust Don’t the leaves flutter down Just like that
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Who You Are 01:23
Won’t you surrender, To who you are You are so beautiful, Who you are Feel the love within you, The Light you are Radiant God Presence, Who you are Radiant God Presence, That’s who you are Shanti is the co-founder of One World Children’s Fund. For more info go to www.owcf.org
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All that we do now must be done in A sacred manner — And in celebration We are the ones we have been waiting for
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Beauty 01:45
May the Beauty we Love Be what we Do (2x) Keep Dancing, Keep Dancing Move Within, Move Within There are Hundreds of Ways to Kneel and Kiss the Ground
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Mozambique 03:07
Goza con mi Mozambique Come with me and dance Mozambique
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Dance 01:01
Dance if you’re broken open Dance if you’ve torn the bandage off Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood Dance when you’re perfectly free Struck, the dancers hear a tambourine inside them, As a wave turns to foam at its very top, begin Maybe you don’t hear the tambourine Close the ears on your head that listen mostly to lies and cynical jokes There are other things to see and hear dance music and a brilliant city, inside the soul
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Bakumani 01:01
Source Unknown (phonetic) Baku Mani Bata Fu Ma Nye Mini Fa Lay La, Ah Ah Aka Doy Eka Leka Jugu Kay Nye Mini Fa Lay La, Ah Ah Translation: I don’t want to carry water to the village but I will carry it anyway.
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Traditional — Ghana (phonetic) Call: Everybody Response: Everybody Call: Bring your Calabash Response: Bring your Calabash Together: Mo fay Mo ko Chinay a ba Y-e -Y- Nu- Ko-Ko Call: Y-e -Y-Nu-Ko- Ko Response: Y-e -Y-Nu-Ko- Ko
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Everything 01:10
Movement Creates Life Stillness Creates Love To be still and still moving That is Everything
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Um bo bo my lay Um bo bo my lay Shu shu my ya Um bo bo my lay
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Neesa 01:37
Neesa Neesa Neesa Neesa Neesa Neesa Neesa Neesa Neesa Gai-we-o, Gai-we-o
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Heartbeat 01:11
Heartbeat, follow your heartbeat, Follow the rhythm of your heartbeat steadily For info about Ute and her music go to voicedancer.com
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Born 02:25
Your Body knows the Way Your Body knows the Way Your Mother, and her Mother And her Mother before you Bringing new life to be born Bringing new life to be born
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I will be gentle with myself I will love myself I am a child of the universe Being born each moment
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May you find peace, may you be at peace. May you find joy, joy in your life And may you love completely, love completely Love completely, love complete me
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Koumbele 02:00
Call: Kou mbele Kou mbele Response: Mbelele mbelele Call: Mbela nzimi Mbela nzimi Response: Nzimimi Nzimimi Call: A nzimi sai ya A nzimi sai ya Response: Sai ya ya Sai ya ya Call: Sai ya boutou Sai ya boutou Response: Boutoutou Boutotou Call: A boutou ngounda a boutou Ngounda Response: Ngoundanda Ngoundanda Call: Ngounda leli Ngounda leli Response: Lelila Lelila Call: Alemanga Alemanga Response: Ma nga nga Ma nga nga Together: Ala mali kalay Ala mali kalay Ala mali kalay Oh Oh lay le O-oh Oh lay le Oh Oh lay le O-oh Oh lay le Oh Oh lay le O-oh Oh lay le Oh I have been told that there are many meanings to this song. It is sung for healing and it is a celebration of dance and song
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Life dances with life - Creation Life dances with life - Creation Life embraces life - With open arms Life embraces life - With open arms Life touches life - Open hearted Life touches life - Open hearted Life is life - Beware Life is life - Beware Celebrate life, Live it every moment — Celebrate life, You are part of it — Celebrate life, A gift of the Gods to you Celebrate life with all your heart
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Drummers now our meeting is over Dancers we must part And if I never see you any more I will love you in my heart Yes, we’ll dance on the shore Yes, we’ll dance on the shore Yes, we’ll dance on the shore And be safe forever more
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On Knee Ku Nee Sha Oo Ah Nee On Knee Ku Nee Sha Oo Ah Nee Ah Wa Wa Eka Na Ka E Na Ah Wa Wa Eka Na Ka E Na A E Ah Ou Nee B C Nee A E Ah Ou Nee B C Nee
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Kwaheri 01:06
Traditonal — Kenya (phonetic) Kwaheri Kwaheri M-pen-zi kwaheri (2x) Tu -ta- o- na -na-te- na Tu- ki -ja ri-wa (2x) Translation: Goodbye, dear friend. We will meet again if God wills. Traditional song sung at the end of parties and gatherings
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When you were born, You cried And the world rejoiced Live your life so That when you die The world cries and you rejoice

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Let us take you on a journey with the drums, with the songs, into the rhythm, into your heart, into your Soul! Into the rhythm is a compilation of 40 songs; many from the ancient traditions of the African Diaspora and American Indian cultures. It includes 12 original songs by Debbie Nargi-Brown. Visit debbienargi-brown.com for the songbook that goes with this album.

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released September 25, 2004

Lead Vocals - Debbie Nargi-Brown
Lead and Harmony Vocals - Ute Bonn
Harmony - Francine Joy
Brindle - Djembe, Congas, Cajon, Flute & Percussion
Michael Glusman - Djembe, Congas, Percussion & Vocals
Gary Kehoe -Congas, Surdu, Doumbek, & Percussion
Chris Kenney- Congas, Surdu, Djuns-Djuns, & Percussion
Afia Walking Tree - Shekere, Naked Gourd, Talking Drum, Djembe, Djuns-Djuns & Percussion

Recorded, engineered and mixed by Michael Matthews
Produced by Debbie Nargi-Brown

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Debbie Nargi-Brown California

Debbie Nargi-Brown started singing and dancing on the day she was born! A gifted community song leader, an award-winning dance teacher, and a talented songwriter, she offers her songs with love, compassion, and the hope of bringing joy and healing to others. She writes songs for the heart, healing,
transformation, love, grief, and all that connects us as human beings. Keep singing and dancing!
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