Who is behind UBUNTU MOJO?
Hi, I’m Rowda. I would like you to get to know me a little, although I am not what is important here; what is important is UBUNTU MOJO and what we will achieve together.
The five years I studied education + my dear New Orleans, in the USA, where I lived for a while and experienced the music and the “Laissez les bons temps rouler” (=let the good times roll) + another long stretch in Malawi, towards the south of Africa = were fertile soil for the UBUNTU BLUES seed…
Without a doubt, Africa marked me by fire. In Africa, I witnessed life and death at its best. I discovered its two faces: on the one hand, that wise, welcoming face, where there is always a smile; and on the other, the toughest Africa, where heart-rending crimes are committed in the name of “witchcraft.”
I had one of these experiences while I lived in Malawi, and it marked my life forever.
Life has many twists and turns, and in 2012, at the most unexpected moment, a friend educator sent me an anonymous story, the kind that circulates around the Internet. It comprised 4 wonderful lines about the UBUNTU concept, which invited me to reflect on “How can anyone be happy if someone else is suffering?” I set to compose a song to pay tribute to this beautiful concept, and a seed that had waited for 7 years, blossomed decisive and powerful.
And the seed continued to grow and undertook this incredible and chaotic adventure –over the last 3 years-, until it has materialized in this “baby” that I present to you today: the UBUNTU BLUES pack.