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A Sad Love Song (Wadiya's Song)


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/// All proceeds will go to Mumia’s defense ///

Originally released on CD in 2011 by french collective "Libérons Mumia".
We must consider what such a composition represents. Mumia did not know solfeggio and his initiation was made thanks to a teacher who came to visit him, through the triple safety glass, without instrument and without partition… The sequel was the business of the french pianist and composer Alain Jean-Marie who took over the orchestration, together with the singer Morena Fattorini and four other musicians. All agreed to give up their rights to the defense.

Mumia dedicated this song to his wife Wadiya, but beyond that it is addressed to all those who fight for a world without death penalty, without prison, a world of justice, love and beauty.

A big thank you to Jacques Lederer, one of the workers of the french support collective in Mumia, without whom this beautiful project – born from his meeting with Mumia on death row in 2009 – would not have become a reality.


There ain't no greater song
Than your echo in my heart
There ain't no sadder song
Than when we two are apart
Cuz there ain't no sweeter song
Than a love song
A song from me to you !

For what is music but a heart-beat ?
What is a song but a breath ?
What is a melody but your laughter ?
What is a symphony but your smile ?

There ain't nothin' sweeter
Than the song that is your breath
There ain't nothin' finer
Than the love that we got left
Cuz there ain't a sweeter song
Than a love song
A song from me to you


released February 5, 2021
Music & Lyrics : Mumia Abu-Jamal

Piano & arrangement : Alain Jean-Marie
Vocal : Morena Fattorini
Bass : Michel Rosciglione
Percussions : Roger Raspail
Drums : John Betsch
Cello : Mathias Allamane

Collage Art : Aaron Marin (Neutokyo)


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