“La cumbia del jardinero” is a song that was performed at the dedication of the Baha’i House of Worship in Norte del Cauca, Colombia. It uses the metaphor of a gardener to describe the process of spiritual education, which has been an important feature of the development of vibrant communities in the area. The song describes how the world is like a forest, and gardeners work to expose the sun’s rays to the smallest of plants, allowing them to grow and share their fruits of love and unity with the world.
If you’re curious to know what a Baha’i House of Worship is, we have a brief introduction to them here on Baha’i Blog.
You can read more about the inauguration of the Baha’i Temple in Colombia in this Baha’i World News Service article: “Colombia Temple dedicated in joyful ceremony”.
If you’d like to listen to more Baha’i-inspired music, check out Baha’i Blog’s Studio Session series on YouTube and Soundcloud!
In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.