A COMFORTBIRD is part of an old custom in Kenya and Tanzania. They are seen as a comfort and good luck charm. When someone is down and needs support, family members and friends give a birdie as a present. A simple gesture to cheer people up.

The Dutch Drs. P. wrote a poem about it. Airy, but with a serious undertone The Dutch singer Herman van Veen has musically framed this poem.

“The comfort bird comes with a song, and when he has sung to you, he flies away with all your sorrow.”


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