SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Track 8: Zimbabwe

VemuZimbabwe munochemeiko imi

mukapira midzimu inoera

Zvamunoda munozviwana

VomuZimbabwe munochemeiko imi

Mukapira midzimu inoera

Zvamunoda munozviwana

VemuZimbabwe munochemeiko imi

Mukapira midzimu inoera

 

Hiye hoye

 

VemuZimbabwe munochemeiko imi

mukapira midzimu inoera

Zvamunoda munozviwana, vekuZimbabwe

Mukapira midzimu inoera

Zvamunoda munozviwana

VemuZimbabwe

 

Wasiye waoneka

Mukwasha waoneka

Wosiye waoneka handeay ndeya....

Ndasiya ndaoneka

Wasiya waoneka mukwasha.

 

You people of Zimbabwe, what are you really weeping for

when you can offer a prayer to sacred spiritual ancestors?

What you desire you find

You people of Zimbabwe, what are you really crying for

When you can offer a prayer to the spirits of ancestors,

which are sacred?

What you need you get

People in Zimbabwe, what are you weeping for

If you can offer a prayer to the sacred spirits of ancecstors?

 

Hiye hoye

 

People in Zimbabwe, what are you weeping for

If you can offer a prayer to sacred spiritual ancestors?

What you want you will find, people of Zimbabwe

If you can offer to the sacred spirit of ancestors

What you want you will get

People of Zimbabwe

 

You left bidding farewell.

 

In Zimbabwe people are still praying to their ancestors and communicating with them. The dead are able to help the living if guardian or family spirits are praised in ritual.