It is difficult to match the irresistible Jerusalema of Master KG, but the Waka Waka Band from Kenya delivere a catchy anthem for the anniversary year of the encyclical of the same name: Laudato Si ‘Celebration Song.
Pope Francis’s call for an environmental, social and economic turnaround cannot be confined to words. Waka waka means something like: Come on, let’s do it!
The Kenyan band is linked to the Franciscan family in Nairobi. With a genuine Office for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation, the religious are strongly committed to social and ecological justice. With this they also animate their youth activities and schools. For example, by participating in climate marches together. Or the planting of Laudato Si’ trees. All to the notes of this swinging song!