Shalom everyone! The following is a video clip of a beautiful musical selection called “Wade in the Water” by Sounds of Sinai from their 2011 album, “Monotheism.” Sounds of Sinai is a Hebrew Israelite musical group based in Charlotte, North Carolina. This video contains a montage of Erverhs (Hebrew Israelites) from various groups all over the world.
“Wade in the Water” was originally written by Africans (Erverhs) escaping slavery on the plantations of the southern United States via the Underground Railroad, a secret network of safe houses created by freedom fighter Harriet Tubman. Tubman used the song to tell escaping Africans to get off the trail and into the water to confuse the slave master’s hunting dogs, which tracked them by following the scent. One will observe in the song’s lyrics that even though the slave master tried hard to strip us of our identity, even as slaves we knew who we were. Remember and Enjoy!
Sounds of Sinai: Wade in the Water (Album Monotheism)
Video from Sounds of Sinai – Topic/YouTube