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Let’s Hope by Jobarteh Kunda (Germany/Gambia)

Since we commenced our music journey 20 years ago, of course we have hoped to succeed in what we do. Hope is such an important word which moves everyone forward. As a musician, I feel it’s my destiny to entertain people, and music is an art which gets straight to people’s hearts.

For a long time, I’ve supported different organizations to help poor people in the world. Through stage music, media output and benefit shows we reach as many people as we can.

The inspiration for our song “Let’s Hope” is life itself and hope that people will make the world a better place.

This is a love song for all the good people in the world. Let’s hope that the world will come together. Some of the lyrics are in Papiamento, which is a language spoken in Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire. Papia means “speak” and mento means “mental”. When we play a gig and tell stories we touch someone and thereby make his life a little better.

The first time I was on stage and the audience sang my lyrics… it was a special moment!

As a storyteller and musician, I’ve been working now for 20 years with children, and when I look into their shiny eyes reflecting so much joy and awareness, I feel deeply blessed. Our message to other artists: Never lose hope in your work and be aware about your position as an artist to give your heart out, and be authentic!

Click here to listen to Jobarteh Kunda on our Soundcloud Album.


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