During the House of the Cultures of the World Panel-Event organized by black and white German NGOs to welcome the Namibian Delegation. A group of over 60 people travelled to Germany in order to bring home the Human Remains of their Ancestors who were murdered among 40-80 000 other Herreros and Namas by white Germans in colonial genocide ( Völkermord ) – the AFROTAK TV cyberNomads Artist and afro-german JESSIKA BANZOUZI performed LIFT EVERY VOICE.
The spiritual Song by the african-american author James Weldon Johnson is also known as the BLACK NATIONAL ANTHEM and was also sung for the inauguration of president Obama.
LIFT EVERY VOICE
Lift every voice and sing, till earth and
Ring with the harmonies of liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise, high as the listening
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark
past has taught us,
Sing a song full of the hope that the
present has brought us;
Facing the rising sun of our new day
Let us march on till victory is won.
God of our weary years, God of our silent
Thou Who hast brought us thus far on the
Thou Who hast by Thy might, led us into
Keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places, our
God, where we met Thee.
Lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of
the world, we forget Thee.
Shadowed beneath Thy hand, may we
True to our God, true to our native land.
Black National Anthem; Written by: James Weldon Johnson