“Africa” in Gaelic


Jeff Neff’s comment on these Irish kids singing “Africa” in Gaelic was “Hope Cromwell & Churchill are spinning in their graves. :)”

This is the infinite creativity of youth, especially in conditions of political repression. This is part of reclaiming their own language which was repressed under English colonialism. When I traveled in Ireland with my brother & sister, we would hit the disco clubs at night & would see disco & rock & roll dancing combined with the Irish jig. It was marvelous to see that cultural creativity.