This song was co-written by Mermans Mosengo and my brother, Greg Johnson, a few years ago while we were on tour with the PFC Band. The simple message and anthemic chorus made me really excited to record it as a PFC Song Around The World. We started under the hot African sun in the village of Lukala in the Congo and we added musicians wherever we traveled for the past few years until we finally added the final piece with Grandpa Elliott playing the harmonica solo in New Orleans. Someday we’ll all be free, until then, music is our ammunition.
Written By: Mermans Mosengo, Jason Tamba, and Greg Johnson
Carl “C-Wyya” Edwards: Electric Bass Courtney “BAM” Diedrick: Drums Grandpa Elliott: Harmonica and vocals Jason Tamba: Acoustic guitar and vocals Keiko Komaki: Piano Leon Mobley: Djembe Mermans Mosengo: Acoustic guitar and vocals Renard Poche: Trombone Roberto Chietera: Percussion Sarah Marie Young: Ukulele and vocals Vasti Jackson: Guitar