Monday, August 28, 2017

Mamou - #Music from #Zaire now #DRCongo

Growing up with such music when you are very small and dancing to it all over the village while the elders enjoy their malwa and the kids eat green raw mangoes while dancing away teaches one to never forget home.

After coming to Canada, I met some friends from Zaire and Angola and they taught me some Lingala.

Most of the music from #Zaire is in Lingala mixed with French, Swahili and Lingala.  Actually the whole Central, East and Southern Africa speak Bantu languages so we tend to understand each other by accident.

When I grow up, I want all the people to love music.  All the children will play on the villages and dance and learn instruments.  All the children will speak music because no languages will be needed when we speak love.

Nakupenda sana, sana - Je vous aime, or Mbagala... whoever is reading this, I hope you remember that Africa is a great continent.  We just let dogs come in and ruin our homes and our lives but we must remember the good that our ancestors like Patrice Lumumba and Kwame Nkurumah fought for and then maybe perhaps we can bring these things back now for our children.

Martha Leah Nangalama
Moncton, Canada
Proudly Ugandan from Bududa (my people are gonna die from landslides though)

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