Ugandan Children cover Bjork’s All is Full of Love

I have just happened accross a wonderful cover of Bjork’s All is Full of Love.  It is by The Bitone Troupe.

From the Myspace:

The mission of The Bitone Children’s Home/Troupe is to restore the lives and hopes of Ugandan children between 8 and 18 years old who have been traumatized by the death of their parents or loss of their home due to disease, war, or economic hardship.

Bitone youth are provided with basic food and shelter, a nurturing environment, an academic education, and counseling. Through learning traditional African music, dance, folklore and theater, the children build self-esteem, become self-reliant and contribute to creating a peaceful future for the next generations of Ugandans and others worldwide.”

I have heard many cover versions of this beloved Bjork track, but not one has translated so well. The vocal is hauntingly beautiful. The lyrics:”you’ll be given love, you’ll be taken care of, you’ll be given love, you have to trust it” are giving new meaning, and the song is stripped back to its bare bones and shows off the delicacy of the arrangement.

I have just requested the CD, which, by listening on Myspace is going to be full of beautiful tracks. It is performed and recorded by the troupe and released as a hand packaged CD on Time-to-Eat Records. I will update this post when I have found out how I will order / price etc.

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