One World Tribe

One World Tribe

 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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One World Tribe is North America's premier world music group. One World Tribe is a musical feast whose sensibilities delight even the most exotic taste, they are an afro-beat, funk, latin and world beat Orchestra with a myriad of musicians, dancers and extras.

Biography

Considered by many critics to be North America's premier world music group, Little Fish recording artist One World Tribe is a musical feast whose flavors delight even the most exotic tastes. The band's musicianship often draws comparisons to artists such as Santana and Soullive.

This Afro-pop, Funk, Latin, Reggae and Soul extravaganza is a true multicultural ensemble, but not just in the music. The group's conscious lyrics and message are backed by the racial and cultural diversity of the individual members, as well. There's no division in their camp, they embrace both what makes them different as well as what makes them alike. Then there's the icing on the cake, these guys can flat out play. Known in pockets of the Midwest as the hippest band in the land. OWT is a solid bet to bring down the house. Winner of BMA for best World Beat Artist 2004, 2005. 1st prize recipient of the 2017 Renaissance Artist and Writers Association’s Songs for Social Change Contest for their song We Are One featuring two time Grammy Award winner and Terrance Simien. 

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Lyrics

We Are One

Written By: Kennedy Thompson,Matty Walker,M'Baye Rama Diagne

How many miles must we march for freedom
How many wars will we have to bear
before our homeless have a world that feeds them
before our children have a world that cares
We are one, we are one

Before the lonely don't live life in silence
without a gentle place to rest their hearts
How many men will we let stroll by us
asking for money in the name of God
We are one, we are one

[Chant]
aduna bi niogui xumbal
diotay ye niogui xumbal
irie niogui xumbal
irie niogui xumbal

How many billions will our country borrow
What kind of weapons will we choose to make
What kind of schools will we build tomorrow
What kind of drugs will our children take
We are one, we are one

How many songs must we sing for justice
How many nights before we see the sun
Before we know that all we are is just us
Before we know that all we are is one
We are one, we are one

[Chant]

[Spoken]
A planet rich with an abundance of food
yet tens of thousands die every day of starvation,
a planet occupied by four billion souls
yet people live their lives lonely and afraid.
We have trapped ourselves in an avalanche of fear.
Destroying the promise for our children.
Abandoning the dreams of our ancestors.
Propaganda...code words become the ultimate weapons.
Welfare reform, affirmative action divide the people into various factions.
Beyond the steel walls of corporate greed,
beyond the gunfire of the ghetto,
beyond the gates of tomorrow...
if we listen, we hear a subtle whisper...
a soft cry from the sound...
of hope.

One heart, one blood, one drop, one love,
One goal, one way, oneness someday
One earth, one sea, one you, one me,
One man, one voice, one vote, one choice
One sound, one vibe, one world, one tribe
One cause, one plight, one war, one fight,
One God, one light, one chance, one life
One moon, one sun, one world - just one

RIO

Written By: Frank Singer,Kennedy Thompson,Matty Walker,Enrique Lozada

Catching a jet plane for Rio
Twenty thousand miles high
a concrete savior in Rio
glancing on down from the heavens
touching the ground of the runway
smooth as a morning on Sunday
Captain says "Welcome to Rio
it's ninety eight in the shade"

oye como baila este rico son
lo baila la gente hay que vacilon

Catching the next train to Rio
lots of sun, ocean, sky
world of romance and high fashion
ancient culture lies before you
speaking a romantic language
where all the natives adore you
flirting with fortune or ruin
on a clear Rio night

oye como baila este rico son
lo baila la gente hay que vacilon

Rio is the place you come to escape
wealth and poverty stare you in the face
tropical delight, gangster's paradise
it's a test of fate for the human race

No Justice No Peace

Written By: Ronald Williams

No justice, no peace
no justice for the people, no peace
no justice, no peace
no justice for the people, no peace

They think the revolution die
when the black panther die
get conscious! wake up your mind today
they kill the freedom fighters
execute them make them martyrs
get conscious! wake up your mind today
you wanna know, they wanna say
You might call me foolish
for saying what I and I say
but I know it's true and you do too
you know they talk about low downpressing
and you know they gonna follow through


Revolution was not in vain
for they heard the cries of justice
and the conscious mind has changed forever
Revolution was not in vain
when injustice is on the rise
you'll hear it in the people's crying out

No justice, no peace
no justice for the people, no peace
no justice, no peace
no justice for the people, no peace

Wickedness in the night
Jah come to shed the light across the land
get conscious! wake up your mind today
no longer can I run
but there is no place left to hide
get conscious! wake up your mind today
And so I say you might call me foolish
for saying what I and I say
but I know it's true
because I see it everyday, I read it everyday
Low down pressing
they have written up the plan
they're gonna follow through on me and you

Discography

Unity & Diversity 1997
World Today 2002
Armed & Dangerous 2008
1st place RAWA Award for Songs For Social Change Contest 2016

Set List

One World Tribe Albums
1. Unity and Diversity
2. The World Today
3. Armed & Dangerous