A River Blue
Collaboration & Compilation ()
2006


Shelter me
We need you
Blood of Africa
A river blue

You're our sister and our brother
Protect your father and your mother
If we all just come together
Our love can conquer whatever

Shelter me
We need you
Blood of Africa
A river blue

You're our sister and our brother
Protect your father and your mother
If we all just come together
Our love can conquer whatever

Shelter me
We need you
Blood of Africa
A river blue

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"Musician and artist, Joseph Arthur, traveled with Chandler and Barefoot Workshops to Uganda for the "A River Blue" project.
Joseph wrote the song A River Blue and was accompanied by all 100 youth participants who sang on the track with him. The track, along with other songs from the youth, will be released on a CD."

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""A River Blue" is a song I recorded with over one hundred orphans of the LRA nightmare in Northern Uganda. I wrote the song before I went to Uganda. And there I felt a little embarrassed about singing this with them as I could never understand the depth of their plight. During my visit there I was more interested in their own songs and paintings and I was more inspired to take photos of their incredible beauty. However upon coming home and mixing this whole event together. The song (A River Blue) and our collaboration has gained power for me and strikes me now as a landmark blow against poverty and ambivilence of their golden expression. Please help us give them the help they need. Go to ariverblue.org and find out what we are doing and how you can help. God Bless You. Magical sons and daughters. Walk with us into freedom and love." Joseph