Ms. Nambangi wrote, "Little boys sing this song carrying sticks like rifles over their shoulders and marching. My father told me it was inherited from the soldiers and could possibly be some African language that has been corrupted so thoroughly that no one knows its origin any more. It has a lovely tune and I will gladly sing that for you - though we don't want to encourage guns and violence. :-) "
Zamina mina Zangalewa
Zamina, mina eh
Zamina, mina Zangalewa
Zamina mina eh, eh
Zamina mina Zangalew"
Absolutely No Meaning!
You can hear the song below...
Many thanks to Nyango M. Nambangi of the Minnesota African Women's Association for the recording.
Below you can hear Nyango's commentary on the song with singing.
MP3: Nyango M. Nambangi of the Minnesota African Women's Association
Thanks and Acknowledgements
Many thanks to Ms. Melissa Nambangi of the Minnesota African Women's Association for this song and the comments about it.
Thanks so much!