By purchasing these tracks at the price of your preference, you make a donation to the Dr. Mukwege’s Panzi Hospital that provides free care and surgery to women victims of rape, notably in the context of the conflict that has been ongoing in Eastern Congo for more than twenty years. These donations are transferred to the Hospital by the Singing Out Loud association*. In addition to the purchase of the tracks, if you wish to make a more significant donation and keep yourself updated with the Hospital’s activities, we recommend you to visit directly the Panzi Hospital website.
Where to begin
To talk about a violence that not even our worst nightmares could imagine?
What words should be used
When no language could ever find a name for such atrocities?
They came in the middle of the night
And violated the entrance of her home
And so did they with her body
Forcing her whole family to see
My tears, my prayers
Go out to you my sisters my brothers
From me to you, is it all I can do?
They destroyed her garden and no birth can be given
All the fruits get rotten
No life in here anymore
All that remains is scars and sores
With a cold-blooded insanity, they just ripped her off of her humanity
It’s the whole community they annihilated
So imagine how much love, imagine how much strength will be needed
To rebuild a present and a future
Can my words be true
Talking about something I’ve never been through?
To my brothers, my sisters who’ve endured such unspeakable offence
May Jah bring my prayers, my love, my strength
*15% of the amount transferred for the purchase of the song are debited by Bandcamp (the company hosting the songs) for the use of their services. The 85% received by the association are fully transferred to the Panzi Hospital.