Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Heri Ya Mwaka Mpya

Happy New Year! I wish you good health, peace and success in 2009. Thank you to all of the amazing, wonderful souls I've met since I launched Mama Shujaa just eight weeks ago - My DRUM. Thank you for beating it with me. I look forward to us exploring the different rhythms in our lives.

In the meantime the rhythm that runs through these amazing young Djembe players - Isaiah and Abdoulaye - mmpphh! Simply beautiful.




Asante sana, stay blessed! The beat continues...

Mama Shujaa.

25 comments:

  1. Oh, happy New Year to you, too, my love! The drums are beautiful!

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  2. The intoxicating rhythms of the African continent layered with the voice of Mama Shuja.

    Life is good.

    It is going to be a wonderful 2009 and beyond.

    Wishing you more and hoping for more from you.

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  3. Same to you, Mama Shujaa. I look forward to continuing listening to your drum beats.

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  4. Denene and Anon:

    As I reflect on the past year and each experience for the good, for the knowledge gained, lessons learned, goals reached, love shared, and the hard work, I am inspired to move into 2009 with much energy and focus. I am thrilled to have you along with me.

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  5. Thanks Moto Mama - I look forward to being consumed by YOUR fire next year.

    :-)

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  6. I watched an entire collection of videos of these children at different ages. They are just amazing!

    Mama Shuja, thanks for being part of my 2008! Looking forward to even more in 2009!

    Peace and blessings!!!

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  7. Hey VCSMama,

    Happy New Year!!

    Yes, thank you and let's continue in 2009, with our "talking drum"!

    Best,
    Mama Shujaa

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  8. Dear Mama,

    The drumming was AMAZING!!!

    The rhythm is in us... all of us... thank you for the beautiful reminder.

    It is a deep pleasure to read your words of wisdom and feel the graciousness of your spirit,

    I send you love and rhythm on the wings of a new year,

    Be blessed Mother Courage, Be blessed,

    M

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  9. Mama Shujaa! Mambo! mimi nimefurai sana kupata blog yako. (please correct if bad...trying.) thanks for swinging by my blog. i am LOVING yours and the beautiful poetry. and shall be following your swahili vocab! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS...love from me in tanzania. xx janelle

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  10. Maithri

    All of the love in our blended voices, each one of us, will carry us forward...

    I love the elegance of your poetry.

    Mama.

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  11. Janelle,

    Fiti kabisa dada!

    Hata mimi nimefurahi sana. Umenikumbusha nyumbani! Your kiswahili is excellent.

    Happy New Year!

    Mama Shujaa

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  12. Happy New Year. Thanks for sharing the powerful drums...love it!!!

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  13. Vipi Sasa. I just found you on Mom Bloggers Club. Happy New Year to you as well. :)

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  14. Heri Ya Mwaka Mpya!!!!Happy New Year to you too!!!May you have love, health, piece and prosperity around you!
    These little drummers are amazing!!!!
    And many many thanks for your lovely comments on my work :)I'm honnored!

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  15. OMG! So talented. I look forward to going on journey's with you in 2009.

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  16. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

    I am very glad that we had the pleasure of meeting. I am looking forward to growing more and learning more from you throughout the new year.

    Asante kwa the opportunity!

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  17. Happy New Year right back at you! Continue to beat your drum, because you know our beats make the world dance!

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  18. Dear GYF Executive Director,

    Thanks and I truly hope to attend a session or two of Sauda's African Dance Class this year!! Thank you for introducing her to me.

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  19. Arlice,

    Vipi Sasa? Fiti! kabisa (I'm sooo cool). Thanks for finding me. I'm so pleased to meet you.

    Mama Shujaa

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  20. Dear Creationsbyeve,

    We expect more fantastic stuff from you this year.

    Mama S.

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  21. LaTonya,

    Thanks and I'll TRY to stay away from your delicious Sundays and the Pieces of Cake you've fed us with! :-)

    Mama Shujaa.

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  22. Yaani Ms. Mar B,

    Unaendelea ku-improve na Kiswahili chako. Wewe ni mwanafunzi hodari kabisa.

    You go girl!

    Mama Shujaa

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  23. Execumama,

    You are absolutely right about that. And we go dance the fire dance, oh!

    :-)

    Mama S.

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  24. he is such a cutie!!awesome
    drum beats:)I look forward
    to some more of that:)

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  25. Nothing is more inspiring than talented kids.
    Oh, so cute!
    Many thanks to you, Mama S, for leading by example.
    Love ya!
    Love ya!
    And love ya some more!

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