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African food song -- What we teach our kids MATTERS

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An All Around This World classroom and homeschool lesson from Uganda -- "Keenene" -- an African food song

A fun African food song we first heard on W. Moses Serwadda’s collection, Songs and Stories from Uganda. “‘Keenene” is the way a young Bagandan child says the word for raspberries. The song appears in a story in the collection about how some village children accepted help from an unfamiliar animal named Baluba and he ultimately provided a feast for them, including a voluminous amount of raspberries, which they shared with their neighbors.

Country: Uganda
Language: Luganda


Kee ne ne, kee ne ne, kee ne kee ne kee ne ne
I want to eat kee ne ne, Kee ne kee ne kee ne ne!
I want to eat raspberries, Raspberries!


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Engineering: Front Line Records, Kampala, Uganda


  • Amon (U.S., Percussion)
  • Moses Sebagabo (Uganda, Vocals)

"'Keenene" by W. Moses Serwadda and Hewitt Pantaleoni @ 1974/1987

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