From the recording RIVERS - from the Congo to the Mississippi
This song is FREE for a limited time (honoring the great review in Songlines magazine). A high-energy 6/8 number inspired by traditional western Congolese music, this song brings to mind the early morning journeys Siama and his family would take in the morning, walking through the bush to reach their farm.
In the rural Congo of his youth, people didn't go to offices in the morning. They'd go out and get their food and water, cutting out the middle man. In Lingala, he and Dallas sing, "Bring me water. Bring me food".
Musicians: Siama (guitar and vocals), Greg Schutte (drums), Tony Axtell (bass), Brian Ziemniak (Steinway grand piano), Bobby J Marks (trumpet), Tim O'Keefe (percussion), Dallas Johnson (vocals)