Of The Sound Of Home

Walk with me down my playlist of 5 songs from Zimbabwe.

The current most played song on my playlist is Jah Prayzahโ€™s Kwayedza.

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That mbira instrument has me shaking my head and hair along like thatโ€™s the whole reason I grew it. This song is about pride in one’s identity and I wrote down the Kwayedza Lyrics And Translation.

Ijipita – Winky D

This song by Winky D is loaded with meaning; it’s about escaping bondage just like the Israelites did when they left Egypt for the land of Milk and Honey.. Check out the full Ijipita Lyrics and translation

Mebo Mebo

I love a good love story and this song is about a romance between a simple man who wonders if the woman will be able to leave a simple life with him and she, in turn, loves him regardless. Check out the Mebo Mebo lyrics and Translation

Nyika Yedu

This song by Celscius is an appeal or a plea for our country, that how long shall we live a life less than perfect when it seems we have everything we need right at our fingertips. Nyika Yedu Lyrics and translation

Solo na Mustai

My list of songs would not be complete without what could possibly be regarded as Zimbabweโ€™s greatest love story: Solo and Mutsai; kind of like Romeo and Juliet but also exactly not like it, not at all. Read The Real Story Behind Solo And Mustai

~B

20 Comments

  1. Thanks for enlighting us My Friend Beaton ,I would also have loved to hear your thoughts about a latest gem from Vabati Vajehovha called zvichanaka ,It’s a song for encouragement to the whole nation and Africa atlarge to persevire during trying times. Thank you Beaton.

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    1. That is one of my favourite videos and the tune has kinda grown on me, maybe because I listened to it multiple times while I wrote down the lyrics ๐Ÿ˜‚ and it’s loooong
      Mebo Mebo
      ~B

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    1. Those two are definitely setting the bar in terms of music video and content.
      It’s not a surprise that the first two could easily be some of the best known Zim artists, pick any Zimbabwean person and they probably like either; one the other or both and even if they don’t they are definitely aware of them ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
      ~B
      PS I just seen that the artist from the first video got placard from YouTube in honor of their channel getting to 100 million views so they definitely must be doing something right not sure how many the competition has but should be pretty close ๐Ÿ˜‚ there’s a low key rivalry even if it might mostly be in the fans eyes who keep trying to compare who is the bigger / better one is known as The Soldier and the other is The Ninja President ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ my guess is its all publicity games

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    1. The first 2 are some of the most well known Zim artists and there might even be a low key beef between the supporters of one musician and the supporters of the other.
      Personally I think they are in different genres and besides why can’t I like both of them without having to compare?
      But, well a bit of friendly competition helps keep everyone on their toes.
      ~B

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  2. What beautiful music! I loved them all! โค๏ธ
    I checked out some of the translations, thank you for providing the links and thank you for sharing some of your favorite music that is the sound of home! ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. The artist from the first video clip just got a placard from YouTube for reaching a 100 million views on their YouTube channel so yep they definitely doing something right !!!
      In a tiny way I want to hope that maybe, just maybe I might have helped contribute a tiny bit too that ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
      Thank you for dropping by.
      ~B

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