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The river is flowing, flowing and growing

The river is flowing down to the sea

Mother carry me, a child I will always be

Mother carry me down to the sea

Take my hopes and my fears, my longings and tears

And the weight of the years down to the sea

Wash it all away, ease all my pains

Wash it all away, down to the sea


from The Other Side of the Sky, released January 10, 2016
(trad. arr. Kite Giedraitis, additional lyrics Kite Giedraitis)



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Fools In Paradise Portland, Oregon

A 6-person group performing on African instruments. Our traditional Zimbabwean mbira songs will transport you to another time and place. Our rousing marimba music from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ghana and Guinea creates an energetic, danceable sound. Our original material combines African melodies with moving and thought-provoking lyrics. Saxophone, congas, djembe, bass kalimba, shakers and harmonies ... more

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