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