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Congo to the Mississippi | Song Around The World

About this Video

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.

- Mark Johnson, PFC Co-Founder

Lyrics and chords

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

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