July 15th, 2015
Kirundi is a Bantu language spoken in Burundi, Tanzania, Congo-Kinshasa and Uganda. We were recently asked about Kirundi nursery rhymes (in the following note)… Hello; my name is Anyesi and was wondering if you could please send me the Nursery rhymes in Kirundi. Thank you:) If anyone knows any Kirundi nursery rhymes, please share them […]
November 28th, 2011
Vivian wrote asking about the song "Moja Numba"…. Hello, I have heard a song called Moja Numba, which I believe is Swahili. It was recorded by M’EarthTones. I contacted them, but even they weren’t able to tell me the origin. I’d like to know what the words are and what they mean. Thank you for […]
March 11th, 2009
Guillermo wrote: Hi, I’d like you to help me with this song… Would you know what it means? I think it’s a song from Congo, I checked and it’s a song from the Voodoo repertoire. “Baba” means “baby”. Here’s the song… Oh oh oh lele olibaba kase oh dei bondei baba olibaba kase Thanks, Guillermo […]
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