Ubuntu – I am who I am because you are…
“My mother just passed at the age of 91. She was smart. She was strong. She was a leader. This video is dedicated to her and other amazing women everywhere getting the job done.”
Grammy-winning artist Keb’ Mo’ has enlisted singer-songwriter and fellow activist Rosanne Cash for the anthemic and timely “Put a Woman in Charge.” A lively, upbeat tune backed by a driving rhythm. In the background, Cash can be heard singing the line, “Enough is enough is enough is enough.” The answer, of course, is the song’s title, delivered as a vibrant gospel chorus that’s simple yet extraordinarily powerful.
“Thank you for all of your messages of condolence and your comments about this song and video. I am sincerely touched. I would like to give props to my co-writers Beth Nielsen Chapman and John Lewis Parker for their part in moving this message forward.
Women in Charge in total, probably is not an answer to everything, but we wanted to bring up the idea of what it might be if their was more feminine energy in leadership.
“I’ve been around a little while now and see that division allows us to be conquered by selfishness and greed. I’ve learned to listen more. I could go on but that is not necessary at this time. Let’s all be the our biggest and best selves and truly honor the women in our lives. An enormous thank you to everyone who commented and shared the video.”
“Put a Women in Charge” is about trying something else.”
“There have been a lot of great achievements made by men or by the masculine, but maybe, just maybe, we’ve gotten too comfortable with the imbalance of men in power and have fallen short by not listening and embracing what women have to offer when they lead.
“I think the song should be heard and conversations need to be had.
It’s about empowering each and every one of us to contribute, and to be brave to step forward and speak up.”
We need our women, children, and men to be heard.“I would love to see us evolve into an even greater state of
consciousness, love and understanding for all.” – Keb’ Mo’
Keb’ Mo’ has been a long-time supporter of the Playing For Change Foundation, a nonprofit organization that creates positive change through music education. Playing For Change is a movement created to inspire and connect the world through music, born from the shared belief that:
Music has the power to break down boundaries
and overcome distances between people.
and overcome distances between people.
“Higher Ground” is a song that speaks of the perseverance it takes to reach the higher consciousness.
Let’s all keep trying together, one heart and one song at a time, until we all reach the Higher Ground.
This PFC Song Around The World features a unique rendition of Bob Marley’s “Get Up, Stand Up.”
This song features Keith Richards and Keb’ Mo’ in collaboration with a number of worldwide musicians such as Roberto Luti, Titi Tsira, Mermans Mosengo, Aztec Indians, Natalie Pa’apa’a of Blue King Brown, and Jamaican singer Sherieta Lewis.
PFCF provides free music education to children in 9 countries, including Brazil, Bangladesh, Ghana, Mali, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa and the United States, and has established 12 music schools around the world. They also work with partners to address basic needs in the communities where they teach, including providing education, clean water, food, medicines, clothing, books and school supplies.
Keb’ is a celebrity mentor with the Kennedy Center’s Turnaround Arts program, which focuses on elementary and middle schools throughout the US. This highly successful program began under the guidance of Michelle Obama and the President’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities. Each artist adopts an under performing school and becomes a mentor, working with teachers, students, parents and the community to help build a successful arts education program. Keb’ enjoys his mentorship at The Johnson School of Excellence in Chicago, Illinois.
4GGL thanks Keb’ Mo’ for his contribution!
Keb’ Mo’ is coming off his most recent album release, TajMo, a cross-generational collaboration with legendary blues musician Taj Mahal that merges the two artists’ distinctive voices and guitar styles. The project, which won the 2018 GRAMMY for “Best Contemporary Blues Album,” features guest appearances by Sheila E., Joe Walsh, Lizz Wright, and Bonnie Raitt.
Additionally, at the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards, TajMo earned Album of the Year and Contemporary Blues Album of the Year, and Keb’ Mo’ also took home the title of Contemporary Blues Male Artist of The Year.