Maropeng go ya bo’elwa
Mmino o thesollotšwe mo Afrika
Ke rena ba go tshwara matsopa a dinoto le diphala
Megolokwane e theeletša rena
Mmino o re hlakantšha naga ka leoto

19Africa
You have returned home
Music is our blood thread
From the rib of Afrika Mosadi
Ragtime in Ghana
Afro beat in Nigeria
Mozambique bells patterns
As a crescendo to the globe
In Malian and Senegalese calabashes

19Africa
Maropeng re boetše
Mmino re thesollotše
Rena ba go tshwara matsopa a dinoto le diphala
Megolokwane e theeletša rena
Mmino o sa re hlakantšha naga ka leoto

You have returned home
In kwai-jazz
Classic
Hip Hop
Avant-garde
World
Lounge
Deep
House music

19Africa
You, have been unleashed

*This poem was commissioned by The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz

© MoAfrika ‘a Mokgathi

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