Song of Lament

by Naomi Wachira

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1.
Our Days Are Numbered
2.
Up in Flames
3.
4.
Heart of A Man
5.
Where is God?
6.
Farewell
7.
Song of Lament
8.
I am Because You Are
9.
Run, Run, Run
10.
Mûrathimwo
11.
Think Twice

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“Song of Lament,” recorded at Seattle’s historic London Bridge studio, was produced by Eric Lilavois (Saint Motel, Atlas Genius, My Chemical Romance) with contributions from Dave West (organ/Rhodes), Teo Shantz (drums), Masa Kobayashi (bass), Tommy Sandovallegos (percussion), Eric Lilavois (percussion), Owuor Arunga (trumpet) and Andrew Joslyn (strings). This collection of songs is a testament to Wachira’s full embrace of her creative power and its ability to spread goodness to a world churning with chaos and self-inflicted woes born out of fear and mistrust of the “other.” It is a stark and heartfelt reflection on the contemporary world and the human experience therein. Throughout the eleven-track collection, Wachira poignantly articulates the pain and chaos of modern times, while also lifting up her enduring and hopeful belief in the fundamental goodness of humanity.

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releases June 2, 2017

All words, music, vocal and guitar performances by Naomi Wachira
© 2017 Doreli Music, ASCAP

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Eric Lilavois
Recorded at London Bridge Studio, Seattle WA
Second Engineer: Shohei Ogami
Assistant Engineer: Julian Anderson
Mastered by Levi Seitz at Blackbelt Mastering, Seattle WA

Drums: Teo Shantz
Bass: Masa Kobayashi
Organ/Rhodes: Dave West
Percussion: Tommy Sandovallegos
Additional Percussion: Eric Lilavois
Trumpet: Owuor Arunga
Strings: Andrew Joslyn

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Naomi Wachira Seattle, Washington

There is no doubt that Afro-Folk Singer/Songwriter, Naomi Wachira is determined to create a niche in the world with her uplifting and sobering music and perhaps inch us closer to one another as we remember our shared humanity. Her upcoming album, Song of Lament, is a testament to Wachira fully embracing her creative power and its ability spread goodness to the world. ... more

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Track Name: Beautifully Human
Words & Music by Naomi Wachira
Doreli Music ASCAP © 2017

I wish the world could believe,
that my brothers and sisters we are meant to be
No we are not accidents, no we are not,
We are not the sons and daughters of the damned

So don't treat us like we are a cursed race,
Don't treat us like we are a cursed race
We are human, We are human too
I know that I am, I am, I am, I am

I wish we didn’t have to prove our worth,
And the world could finally see us as equals,
No we are not accidents, no we are not,
We are not the sons and daughters of damned

So don't treat us like we are a cursed race,
Don't treat us like we are a cursed race
We are human, We are human too
I know that I am, I am I am, I am

Don't make me prove, Why I should be, Why I belong,
Why I deserve to be here I deserve,

I know that I am, I am

And so is anyone who can walk, who can talk, who can laugh, who cry, feel pain
So is anyone who can't speak, who can't hear, who can't see, who's never had a free mind
So is anyone whether brown or white or any other color

We’re Beautifully human, Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautifully human, Beautiful