Almost a year ago, I had an idea to write a song that would inspire pride in Ethiopia and disseminate the Peace Corps message. With the help of terrific friends I worked on some lyrics together and came up with a beat. The anthem was then handed to some incredibly talented musicians who turned words and a melody into music.
On the fourth of July, they performed it live at the US Embassy’s fourth of July party, and we collaborated with Sher Vogel to make this video! I hope it is the beginning of something great — using music to enhance the Peace Corps experience.