1. The last music video I shot last summer with my friend Adam. John Bosco, is the musician performing this song he wrote a few years back. This is one of his spiritual searching songs. It's about the Trinity and his bitter sweet search for help from the Trinity in his own life, and how he never finds God where he searches, and when God shows up, it's not as he expected. A Ben harper/Blue grass sound with Bono like lyrics. "Somewhere over the rainbow" meets "I still haven't found what I'm looking for" with minor prophet overtones.

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  2. A Burundi folk song, by a local Burundi folk artist who is sort of the Burundi Bob Dylan. This song addresses three topics, and tries to compare them in sort of a: "this is the way life is here." Having lived in Burundi now for about three years, this song actually makes sense... but if i was fresh on the ground from the states, and heard this song... I would think the song writer to be a bit off as the three subjects seem to have nothing to do with each other, but different cultures have different prophets.

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  3. In Dry season of 2009 I began the African local musician project. This project features musicians from Burundi Africa, who will never be heard if not for this project. Sabina is the second video in the series. Sabina is a song written and sung by Motosi. Motosi is a subsistance farmer who lives in Bujumbura Rural, Burundi, in the heart of Africa. He is the only Hutu musician in this video series. We recorded this song at his house. He's playing beneath the shade of the tree in his front yard. Motosi is hoping to one day get a cell phone, and he continues to play the guitar, farm, and drink banana beer from time to time. Look him up if you're ever in his neck of the woods.

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  4. The Dove is the first song in the African local music project series. This series aims to bring you musicians who live in war torn countries, and who have no venue for their music if not for this project. "The DOVE" is written and performed by two African musicians from Burundi, Africa. They are brothers, and they have endured over 13 years of genocide in their homeland. This song concerns that genocide. This video was shot in Burundi Africa, during dry season 2009. August and Ceasar are brothers, currently living in, Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi. The song is in Kirundi.

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  5. Moja is the third video in the African local music project series of videos. John Bosco wrote and performed the song in my living room. All of these videos are live performances filmed in Burundi Africa. Moja is Swahili for "one." And the song is about "being together as one" and it speaks to the need for Burundians to be together as one, and for Africa as a continent to be together as one. What I like about this video besides the lyrics is John Bosco's voice... he's got that raspy gritty voice that reminds me of Ben Harper.

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