“Mama,” by Wicked Dub Division / North East Ska*Jazz Orchestra … (Ska Jazz – Music to Your Ears–38)

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The lively mixture of ska, jazz, reggae, and dub music creates a glorious paean to the earth.

Wicked Dub Division / North East Ska *Jazz Orchestra – “Mama”

“Mama” (2017)

This joyous song celebrates the brilliant sounds and colors of our Mother Earth.

The lively mixture of ska, jazz, reggae, and dub music creates a glorious paean to this earth that we call home. The energetic music gets everyone on their feet – the members of both bands and the entire audience – dancing with joy and with abandon. 

Dance to the Silence

As the song nears it end, the electrified music stops, and the rhythm section fades out – leaving only the horn section. Then the horns fall silent.

In the coda, the peaceful, heavenly sound of a flute comes from … somewhere. The dancing ends, the hall becomes silent and still, and peace reigns in the soul of Mother Earth.

Wicked Dub Division

Wicked Dub Division has been performing with its current 4-member line-up since 2014, when the previous trio was joined by Michela Grena. The band has released 2 albums.

In 2015, Wicked Dub Division’s song “New Slavery”  won the “Critics Award”  in Amnesty International Italy’s “Voices for Freedom”  contest.   (Image source, WDD)

North East Ska *Jazz Orchestra

North East Ska*Jazz Orchestra was founded in 2012 in the northeast of Italy, to bring together many of the music professionals in the region who were performing Afro-American and Jamaican music.

The band released its debut EP in 2014, and its first LP was released in 2015.   (Image source, NES*JO)

O, Mama, let me see you light
O, my sweet Mother Earth, let me shine
Let me see your colours
Your big eyes

O, Mama your colours are bright
O, Mama, your colours are diamonds
In these your bad times

O, Mama, your colours are bright
O, Mama, your colours are diamonds
In these your bad times

O, Mama,
Whoa whoa whoa whoa, Mama
   [2x]   (Image source, WDD)

Green like your trees
Red like your heart
Gold like your flowers

Green like your plants
Red like your sunshine
I love your flowers

O Mama, your colours are bright
O Mama, your colours are diamonds
In these your bad times

O Mama,
Green like the trees
Red like the flower
Gold like the sun
Blue like the ocean

Green like the forest
Red like the heart
Blue like the sky
Red, gold and green.

Green ´cuz the trees are green, yes?
Red ´cuz the roses are red, yes?
Red, gold and green

O Mama, your colours are bright
O Mama, your colours are diamonds
In these your bad times
O Mama
Whoa whoa whoa whoa, Mama
   [2x]   (Image source, NES*JO)
Lyrics by Michela Grena, courtesy of Juan Carlos Elizondo – YouTube
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         2 – “Cover Versions”
         3 – “Honor Roll”
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          Previous posts in this series – "MTYE posts 1–20"  

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          Lou Reed – "Anthology of Memorable Lyrics, Part 1"
          Lou Reed – "Anthology of Memorable Lyrics, Part 2"

          Great Lyrics, a compilation – “Part One – My Lyrics Posts 3~30”
          Great Lyrics, a compilation – “Part Two – My Lyrics Posts 31~60”  

          Vocab-Ability – "Introduction to Vocab-Ability"  
          Vocab-Ability – "Index"  to all Chapters and Sections  

          Notes from Under the Tatami Mats – "Part One – Notes 1~50"  
          Notes from Under the Tatami Mats – "Part Two – Notes 51~87"  

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This is such cool music I have never heard of before @majes.tytyty. I am glad I chose this one to stopp by. I agree this is something to dance to and would make for a fun night :)

I'm here to thank to so much for your comment votes. Some just came in and gave me a good boost. I'm scrambling to pay my wifi for the month and your help is a big deal. So I am back to ask for more comment votes, but you do not to drain your power so much. Just a few comments will be enough! You are the best help I have right now.

I will be back in a few days with more begging and info about the fork. We all have to make changes when this comes. Praying these jokers know what they are doing and not too sure!

Glad you like this tune. Neither had I heard it before, but I found it wonderful.
While making posts for this series, I come across so much new music that I'd never heard before.

Of course, much of it is simply crap, but other music such as this is great. One of the joys of making this new series is that I discover not only previously "hidden" facts about older artists, but also many previously "unknown" (be me) artists.

My Vocab-ability series is now done, so I have no need to stockpile Voting Power for those entries. I'll be glad to give your comments a bit of a boost.


Vocab-ability series is now done??? What? I think that was such an asset here. You should be able to do those on auto pilot. Why did you decide to stop, @majes.tytyty? But TYTYTY for the comment votes anyway. They help me so much.

I was doing music on @bxlphabet, but I do not have good enough wifi to manage it and find good songs. So I have moved onto the holiday of the day. All those strange ones and some of the real ones. At least it gets me a post out over there.

Still trying as best I can :)

The thing is, the entire Vocab series consists of 373 separate units, and I've now uploaded them all.

The good news is that I plan to restart from #1, probably in a few months. And yes, I can do most of it on auto-pilot.

I'm just wondering about the restart date. In a way, I'd like to wait until the price rebounds to a healthy level, and until the number of new Steemers joining reaches a tipping point. It'd be great if there were 2-3 million Steemers, as that would bring a larger number to Vocab. .... Whatever ... All in due time.

Let's hunker down and get thru the coming months. The Steem price reached 0.20 today, before retracing to about 0.19. That all bodes well.

Hmm... lots to think about there.

You can use your same media but you might have to alter text so cheetah does not bother you.

And yes, we sure need more people. I used to get a lot of requests for help from new people and now get few. We shall see after the fork if it is good or bad news. I missed the price rise. I hope it will sustain.

I just keep trying and do not plan to stop :)

TY so much for the comment votes again, @majes.tytyty. This is a huge help. I think I will be fine for the wifi bill tomorrow. WooHoo!

I remember you mentioned something about a year ago, about the possibility that my Vocab posts might be flagged owing to the similarity of the text.

So, it's probably best if -- for any future Round 2 -- I change the intro and certain parts of the body.

Thanks for the heads-up.

Thanks for your posts, it's very interesting!

Thanks for this!!!

Thanks for sharing. I always look forward to your posts

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Listened and relaxed!

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