Ballad, Lyrics, Miriam Makeba, Misambu (Music)

”Malaika” by Miriam Makeba & Harry Belafonte

Lovely song, classic of african pop culture…

Title: Malaika (Angel)
Artist: Miriam Makeba & Harry Belafonte
Album: An Evening With Harry Belafonte And Miriam Makeba
Year: 1966

Malaika, nakupenda, Malaika (Angel, I love you angel)
Malaika, nakupenda, Malaika
Ningekuoa (I would marry you)
Ningekuoa tata

Nashindwa na mali sina, we (I am defeated by the bride price that I don’t have)
Ningekuoa Malaika (I would marry you, angel)
Nashindwa na mali sina, we
Ningekuoa Malaika

Pesa zasumbua roho yangu (The money problem depresses my soul)
Pesa zasumbua roho yangu
Nami nifanyeje, kijana mwenzio (and I, what should I do, your young friend)

An Evening With Harry Belafonte And Miriam Makeba

Nashindwa na mali sina, we
Ningekuoa Malaika
Nashindwa na mali sina, we
Ningekuoa Malaika

Kidege, hukuwaza, kidege (Little bird, I think of you, little bird)
Kidege, hukuwaza, kidege
Nami nifanyeje, kijana mwenzio (And I, what should I do, your young friend)

Nashindwa na mali sina, we
Ningekuoa Malaika
Nashindwa na mali sina, we
Ningekuoa Malaika

Kale/Today In History, Pà Kongo|About Congo

[Today in History] November 24th

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1964 – Rebellion ends in Zaire

1965 – Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu becomes President of Zaire; Congo milt coup under Gen Mobutu, Pres Kasavubu overthrown

1966 – 1st TV station in Congo, Kinshasa (Zaire)

Kale/Today In History, Pà Kongo|About Congo

[Today in History] June 30th

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1960 – Belgian Congo declares independence from Belgium and becomes the Republic of Congo

1964 – Last UN troops leave Congo

1966 – Léopoldville is renamed Kinshasa

BIRTHDAYS

1960 – Joseph Ilunga Kankolongo aka Lelimba wa Kutshila, lead singer of traditional music band of Kasayi Bayuda du Congo, is born in Kananga, West Kasayi

Kale/Today In History, Pà Kàsaayì|About Kasayi, Pà Kongo|About Congo, Today In History

[Today in History] June 25th

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CONGO

1991 – On his supposedly 25th birthday, Dikembe Mutombo is drafted on the 4th round by the NBA Denver Nuggets
2015 – Emmanuel Mudiayi is drafted on the 7th round by the NBA Denver Nuggets.

BIRTHDAYS

1966 – Jean-Jacques Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba wa Mutombo, former NBA player, is born in Kinshasa. There is a doubt about his birth year though.

Pà Kàsaayì|About Kasayi, Today In History

[Today in History] June 1st

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BIRTHDAYS

1982 – Ngalula Mbuyi aka Junior, football player, is born in Kinshasa

DEATHS

1966 – Évariste Kimba Mutombo, Prime Minister of Congo and opposant to Mobutu, is executed in Kinshasa