featuring the Cypress Studio Singers
Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 because of her brave and defiant stand for the rights of women to get an education. (she was shot in the head by the Taliban and became internationally famous during her convalescence) The chorus of this song is in Pashto – Malala’s mother-tongue. This composition is daring and jubilant – in an eastern modality.
note: a percentage of retail sales from this music will be donated to the Malala Fund.
Malala, Malala, Pakistani girl;
her stand against the Taliban was seen around the world.
Malala, Malala, spoke out for her rights;
“School is for everyone,
mother, daughter, father, son.”
She faced the barrel of a gun!
Far away, in Northern Pakistan,
deep in a valley, lived a gentle man.
He taught his children to study while they can
but girls were forbidden by the Taliban.
Yawa mashoom (one child)
yawa shuwoonke (one teacher)
yawa ketab (one book)
yawa kalam (one pen)
au nale (and the world)
bad la wa-le-shi (can change)
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