Ferooz’ ‘Starehe’

The song is obviously a message and warning about HIV AIDS (UKIMWI) and all its cousins. The video is pretty much self explanatory. Starehe means enjoyment, pleasure….etc. Fitting message to start off the weekend, happy Furahi Day!

 

Tumehamia huku…

Welcome to the new (and hopefully much improved) FL, karibuni sana! Much thanks to one kind stranger who made all this possible, nakushukuru sana ndugu yangu.
If you’ve got any suggestions regarding some better looking and more attractive themes, do share-I wont take any offense!
And I hope you all look forward to the best Swahili learning experience on the web-peace!


(Why am I posting a tune? Cuz am happy!)

Banana Zorro’s ‘Zoba’

Zoba refers to a fool (in this case a fool in love). Let’s hope all the ‘zoba’ leave their zoba-ish ways behind and start the new month on the right foot, happy new March everyone!… → -1543″ class=”Read More -link”>Read More

Banana Zorro’s ‘Mama Yangu’

No am not winding you up, his name really is Banana! (in Swahili we’d call him Ndizi!) Name jokes aside (ok not really,there’s more here!), this guy comes from one of the most musically talented families in TZ. His dad is a very respected artist, very cool too. They do gigs together with their band which is super awesome- father/son duos being rare to come by and all. Read More

Dar- Must visit (So says the NY Times!)

So this is what the NY Times had to say about Dar when it placed it 39th among the top 53 places to visit in the world in 2014.

“On the African coast, music thrives in a commercial capital.

Tanzania may be best known for the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro and the game-packed plains of the Serengeti, but the real pulse of the country is found in its largest city, Dar es Salaam. Read More

Snura’s ‘majanga’

When I finally get to start on the Swahili & lyrics segment that’s long overdue,  this tune will definitely be one of the first ones I’ll cover.  It was so popular here in TZ last year (it still is actually) and until now people still refer to the word majanga when things aren’t so good. Majanga is a Swahili word meaning Read More

Hii ni ya kuanzia mwaka…cheza bila kukunja goti!

So yeahs, again happy new year, just a post to prove my making it into 2014 😉 ‘Mimi nimeuona, nyinyi je?’ (I have seen it, what about you guys?)

So in the spirit of celebration, here’s one of Bongo Flava’s top hits for last year titled “cheza bila kukunja goti” which means:

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Ochu Sheggy’s ‘Kiingereza’

A funny,  satirical sort of tune. ‘Kiingereza’ means English and the guy is saying he can speak English-albeit only after he’s had a drink or two! Tanzanians are well known in EA for not paying that much attention to the English language and this is kind of making fun of that fact.