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Edited by Claire Williams, Thursday, 29 Sep 2022, 17:45

Via a YouTube vid I found out about a film called 'Roar' which came out in 1981. Although it is dated now - and had a notorious issue for lack of safety on set - a beautiful song begins playing during the opening sequence and this was called N' Chi Ya Nani (Whose Land is This?).
Now I am a complete sucker for songwriters and songs that have produced deep and thoughtful rhyme, lyric and meaning - anything by Paul Simon or Cat Stevens, Leonard Cohen to Peter Sarstedt, Joni Mitchell or Bob Dylan to name but a few - but upon hearing N' Chi Ya Nani I immediately knew this was a song that was beautifully arranged and a delight to hear for the very first time. 
A hint of Ladysmith Black Mambazo style background sound and a dash of Don McLean-esque vocalization are reminiscent within this song and Robert Florczak's number can quite easily occupy that 'thinkers' spot within the mind to promote calm and consciousness regarding the beauty in the natural World around us. 

Give it a listen and see what you think ~ N' CHI YA NANI (WHOSE LAND IS THIS?) by Robert Florczak - YouTube 

Image source: Roar movie review & film summary (2015) | Roger Ebert
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