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Under African Skies

The Mzansi homecoming of the Sporty Tucson


In early memory

Mission music

Was ringing ’round my nursery door

I said take this child, Lord

From Tucson Arizona

Give her the wings to fly through harmony

And she won’t bother you no more

-Paul Simon (Under African Skies on the 1986 album Graceland)


There once was a girl from Tucson, Arizona, who longed for the mission music of her youth to give her wings so she could again experience the rhythm, the harmonious beat and musical freedom of Africa.


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