Christopher Tin – Baba Yetu (Official Music Video)

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PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEW CHANNEL: www.youtube.com “Baba Yetu”, the hit theme to Civilization IV – composed by Christopher Tin and featured on the album ‘Calling All Dawns’. Performed by the Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. To purchase albums or sheet music, or for more information, visit www.christophertin.com. Premiered at Carnegie Hall on October 19th, 2009. Featuring footage from the Civilization series, courtesy of Firaxis and 2K Games. Directed by Brooke Hanson (www.brookephanson.com).


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  • gman8744 says:

    @droctogonapus24 another one must be Montezuma.

  • Khaizerful says:

    This is beatiful, no other word can describe how marvelous this song is…makes you think, what the humanity as a whole will reach someday, if we all hold hands with eachother, forgeting about cultures and see ourselves as a greater whole, long live the human race!.

  • Gelindzher says:

    Holy cow! This i sooooo awesome! I can’t stop listening this music.

  • CaptainOfDoom says:

    So I’m not the only one who stared at the screen for minutes after first launching Civ4, eh? Beautiful song. (…I know the whole lyrics. Yes.)

  • Xaio30 says:

    @tankhunters If they won’t include it, we shall mod it! :O

  • pinball376 says:

    Finally, a great music video to go alone with an amazing song

  • lovexxjustinb says:

    dis isnt da video man

  • Andy4Cincy says:

    Isn’t BabaYetu the Lord’s Prayer in Swahili?

  • alcaknight says:

    @Andy4Cincy

    Yepp.

  • UIBlood says:

    @Andy4Cincy Baba yetu means Father jesus.

  • Portubed says:

    @UIBlood No it doesn’t. “Yetu” means OUR in Swahili. It is similar enough to Jesus and can trick you, but Jesus (Yesu) isn’t mentioned in these lyrics, although it is really the Our Father with a few twists (especially the constant repetition of “yetu”, which, again, means “our”).

  • Portubed says:

    @UIBlood Doesn’t make much sense actually, “Father Jesus”, if you think about it. He’s usually called Bwana Yesu, or Lord Jesus in Swahili. Baba is indeed father, in the sense of a progenitor. In this song they glorify all creation and it’s Creator.

  • mangobanan says:

    If Jesus was on Youtube, he would give this a thumbs up.

    Then, after reading the commentary fields on other videos, he would lose all faith in humanity.

  • spastikman says:

    I am a huge fan of this song, but one thing I’ve noticed while watching this: Using the cinematics of Civilization for this video is utterly disgusting. Think about what is being sung and then juxtapose it with some of the worst things in history. I actually LOLd at 1:01 when the warrior shouts with the singer. Seriously, match the song to something a little nobler than crusades, sleazy politicians and coronations. If anything you are fueling these anti-religion zealots by making that connection

  • spastikman says:

    Im a huge fan of this song, but one thing I’ve noticed while watching this: Using the cinematics of Civilization for this video is utterly disgusting. Think about what is being sung and then juxtapose it with some of the worst things in history. I actually LOLd at 1:01 when the warrior shouts with the singer. Seriously, match the song to something a little nobler than crusades, sleazy politicians and coronations. If anything you are fueling these anti-religion zealots by making that connection

  • MarioStar64 says:

    @spastikman Yeh 1:01 is lolish.

    Oh look at the time “1:01” — lol.

    😛

  • lolinternetslol says:

    @spastikman

    I think the idea might have been to show that despite those things, we can always move past them.

  • MarioStar64 says:

    @lolinternetslol My view is that the video & audio is amazing.

  • Silverdahedgehog1 says:

    @UIBlood “Yetu” means “our” and “Yesu” means “Jesus”. Portubed in right. look it up in a translator.

  • BobTheGamerUK says:

    @tankhunters Amina.

  • kirby28645 says:

    Makes me proud to be human. We are capable of doing such remarkable, good things. And despite all the wars and such, we’ve always come through and done amazing things afterward.

    Strange… I actually have some faith in humanity.

  • SingOutLoud92 says:

    Our school is going to be performing the entire Calling All Dawns mix =] we are even working on getting Christopher Tin to see the performance because we are one of the first high schools to perform the entire concert =] I’m so excited!

  • TheDesertDragon says:

    @spastikman It happens to be used as the opening theme for Civilization 4’s main menu screen, so I think it’s quite appropriate.
    Yes, they pretty much sing the Lord’s Prayer, but Civilization was also a game about how religion affects the world, unlike every other Civ game – even the most recent one.
    I hate religion. I absolutely detest it – but I don’t find myself or my argument fueled in any meaningful way by this video.

  • landth78 says:

    A thousand suns and blistering sands could not repel the foul lord.
    Forever a civilian of brood lord stand in the oasis of the moon and dance upon a brimmed cheek of moon powder
    dance upon a knife and live among the kings sorrow
    fight for the moon
    moon sun moon sun

  • thatboffjosh says:

    @spastikman I see where you’re coming from, with the interpretation that the this is indicative of some form of admiration for darker aspects of our history. But I think the cinematic’s are supposed to be representative of all the gargantuan elements of human history. In essence its celebrating the extent of our impact, without judging its morality.

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