Monthly Archives: November 2014

#MzansiMusic #ThenAndNow – New Skool Orchestra

Remember the South African artists from back in the day whose music brought us all together; the icons of culture who made us all proud to be a nation? Here are some of the acts following in their footsteps today. #MzansiMusic #ThenAndNow #ThrowbackThursday

Then: Soweto String Quartet

Now: New Skool Orchestra

WARNING: DO NOT miss an opportunity to go see them live!

Now: New Skool Sextet

Look out for their debut album “The Birth of Change”

Links:

http://www.sowetostringquartet.co.za/
http://www.newskool.co.za/
http://newskoolorg.wordpress.com/2014/10/25/have-you-heard/

#MzansiMusic #ThenAndNow – Lira

Remember the South African artists from back in the day whose music brought us all together; the icons of culture who made us all proud to be a nation? Here are some of the acts following in their footsteps today. #MzansiMusic #ThenAndNow #ThrowbackThursday

Then: Miriam Makeba, Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Lyrics: https://southafricanlyrics.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/pata-pata-miriam-makeba/

Now: Lira

Lyrics: http://kasilyrics.co.za/lira-something-inside-strong-lyrics/

Links:

http://www.sahistory.org.za/people/miriam-makeba

http://www.misslira.com/

#MzansiMusic #ThenAndNow – Africappella

Remember the South African artists from back in the day whose music brought us all together; the icons of culture who made us all proud to be a nation? Here are some of the acts following in their footsteps today. #MzansiMusic #ThenAndNow #ThrowbackThursday

Then: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Lyrics: https://southafricanlyrics.wordpress.com/2014/11/09/nomathemba/

Now: Africappella

Lyrics: https://southafricanlyrics.wordpress.com/2014/11/09/nomathemba/

Links:

http://www.mambazo.com
http://www.africappella.com/

Nkosi Yezulu (King of The Heavens) Lyrics by We Will Worship

African Gospel Lyrics


(Sung in Zulu & Tswana)

(in Zulu)
Siyakhothama (We bow down)
Njengengelosi ezulwini (Like an angel in heaven)
Siyazithoba (We humble ourselves)
Phambi kwaBaba (Before our Father)
Thina sithi (We say)

UyiNkosi yezulu (You are the King of heaven)
UnguMdali walomhlaba (You are Creator of this earth)
Ubusa phans’ naphezulu (You reign below and above)
Konke kumi ngawe Baba (Everything holds together in you Father)

(From the Top)

(in Tswana)
Rea kgumama (We bow down)
Le mangeloi legodimo (With the angels and all heaven)
R’a ikokobetsa (We humble ourselves)
Pele haNtate (Before our Father)
Rona rere (We say)

Kgosi ya magodimong (King of the heavens)
O Mohlodi wa lefatshe (You are Creator of the earth)
O rena fatsh’ legodimo (You reign below and above)
Tsohle di ka wena Ntate (Everything holds together in you Father)

Oa halalela (You are glorious)
Oa halalela (You are glorious)
Haleluya, rea go boka! (Hallelujah…

View original post 93 more words

Nomathemba

Nomathemba
(Ladysmith Black Mambazo)

Wangashiya ngingedw’ uNomathemba

(Lokho ke)
Lokho kuyang’ mangalisa
(Lokho ke)
Lokho kuyang’ mangalisa

Mangibon’ intandane
Eyayihleli
ngaphansi kwomthunzi
Lokho kuyang’ mangalisa
Hawu, hawu, hawu.

Ngayibuz’ igama layo
Ayiphendulanga
Yabheka phansi yaze yakhala
iziNyembezi,
iziNyembezi.

Nomathemba
Wangishiya la
Ngisele ngingedwa
Nomathemba wam’

uNomathemba wam’
Wangishiya la
Ngisele ngingedwa
uNomathemba wam’

Usehambile uNomathemba
akasabhali nencwad’ encane

(Buya Nomathemba…)

UseGoli uNomathemba,
akasabhali nencwad’ encane

(Buya Nomathemba…)

UseMnambithi uNomathemba
akasabhali nencwad’ encane

(Buya Nomathemba…)

#MzansiMusic #ThenAndNow – The Soil

Remember the South African artists from back in the day whose music brought us all together; the icons of culture who made us all proud to be a nation? Here are some of the acts following in their footsteps today. #MzansiMusic #ThenAndNow #ThrowbackThursday

Then: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Lyrics: https://southafricanlyrics.wordpress.com/2014/11/06/homeless/

Now: The Soil

Lyrics: http://salyrics.blog.com/2013/01/14/inkomo-the-soil/

Links:

http://www.mambazo.com
https://www.facebook.com/thesoilkasisoul

Homeless

Homeless
(Ladysmith Black Mambazo)

(“Ngeyikhathi zethu bafana thina sasishela iintombi sithi “Ntombi, ungibona nje angilali, ngilala okuthi nginjengenyoni. Anginamuzi, ngilala emaweni.”)

(Emaweni webaba)
Silal’ emaweni (Emaweni webaba)
Silal’ emaweni (Emaweni webaba)
Silal’ emaweni
Webaba silal’ emaweni
Yebaba silal’ emaweni
[x2]

(Sing)
Homeless, homeless
Moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake
Homeless, homeless
Moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake
(We are) Homeless, homeless
The moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake
(And we are) Homeless, homeless
The moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake

(Nhiziyo yam’)
Nhliziyo yam’
Nhliziyo yam’
Nhliziyo yami
iNhliziyo yam’

(Amakhaza aseng’ bulele mina)

(Ang’bulele amakhaza)

(Somandl’ angibulele mina)

[Tu luu lu]
[Tu luu lu]
[Tu lulu lu, lululu lulu lu]
[x2]

Strong wind destroy our homes
Many dead, tonight it could be you
Strong wind, strong wind
Many dead, tonight it could be you

(And we are) Homeless, homeless
Moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake
(And we are) Homeless, homeless
Moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake

Homeless, homeless
Moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake

Somebody say [ih hi-ih hi-ih]
Somebody sing ‘hello, hello, hello!’
Somebody say [ih hi-ih hi-ih]
Somebody cry ‘why, why, why?’
[x2]

Somebody say [ih hi-ih hi-ih]
Yith’ omanqoba
[ih hi-ih hi-ih]
Yith’ omanqoba,
Esanqoba lonke lelizwe
[ih hi-ih hi-ih]

Yith’ omanqoba
[ih hi-ih hi-ih]
Yith’ omanqoba,
Esayibamba phakathi eNgilandi
Aw’zwe baba, yith’ omanqoba,
Esayibamba phakathi eLondoni
Aw’zwe baba, yith’ omanqoba,
Esayibamba phakathi eNgilandi

[ih hi-ih hi-ih]

Somebody say [ih hi-ih hi-ih]
Somebody sing ‘hello, hello, hello!’
Somebody say [ih hi-ih hi-ih]
Somebody cry ‘why, why, why?’
[x2]

Khulumani
Khuluman’, khulumani sizwe
Singenza njani?
Bayajabula abasi thandayo!

Adapted from: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Ladysmith_Black_Mambazo:Homeless