Songs for our children – Alternatives to mainstream nursery rhymes

Many mainstream nursery rhymes have back stories that have nothing to do with our empowerment. Plain & simple.  Some Bible songs can be tweaked to suit our children. Here are more options:

Siyahumbe

Amen

I am a Promise – Revise the words to reflect the Divine Mama & Baba.

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands – ” ”

Mama’s/Baba’s Love is a Bubblin’ Over – Sing to the tune of  “Jesus’  Love is a Bubblin’ Over.” Last line is “and I love them.”

If you’re Afrikan and you know it  Sing it to the tune of  “If you’re happy and you know it.”

This is the Day – Alter the words to reflect your spiritual persuasion.

We shall overcome – Yup, the civil rights jam. Cut out any of the words that don’t sit with you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuZQkl09Jho  Freedom Riders’ songs. Civil rights’ jams.

There’s a Big Beautiful Planet (www.raffinews.com)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uimut0dYZ7s  Yes, Raffi is European. Gotta tell you that many of his songs are on point though. I’ve heard one or two live.

http://vimeo.com/29215965  Songs from the Baobab

http://www.reggaepickney.com

http://www.pqkids.com

http://ellajenkins.com/pages/timeline/tmlnframeset.html

http://www.amazon.com/Singing-Black-Alternative-Nursery-Children/dp/0940975807

http://www.amazon.com/No-Hickory-Dickory-Dock/dp/0670826618

http://www.amazon.com/African-Playground-Putumayo-Kids-Presents/dp/B000087DRR

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Down-River-Afro-Caribbean-Rhymes-Children/dp/074973762X

http://www.amazon.com/African-Songs-Rhythms-Children-Recorded-An/dp/B003DQ3A5U

http://www.amazon.com/Gift-Of-The-Tortoise-Southern/dp/B000002M6S

www.redgrammer.com He’s European. Many of the songs are on though.

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