“Pamoja Milele” by Webi

Nice wedding song in Kiswahili and Taita language from Kenya. You can perceive the influence Congolese guitar. Remember, ever since the 60s, many of our Congolese artists gave master classes around Africa.

Title: Pamoja Milele (Together Forever) Artist: Webi
Year: 2014
Written by Benjamin Webi.
Arranged by Benjamin Webi & Robert ‘Rkay’ Kamanzi
Produced by Robert ‘Rkay’ Kamanzi at Ingoma Studio


Ninavyo kuangalia wapendeza (You are wonderful to look at)
Waufanya moyo wangu udunde (You make my heart race)
Sijawahi kuyahisi haya yote (I’ve never felt like this before)
Umenipa mapenzi tele tele (You’ve given me so much love)

Tumehusiana kwa muda mfupi (We’ve been together for a while)
Sikudhani nitakutana na we (I never thought I’d meet someone like you)
Kila siku pambazuko la mapenzi (Every day is the dawn of our love)
Wewe malkia mimi mfalme (You are Queen & I your King)

Ni wewe, kipenzi cha maisha (You are the love of my life)
Kilelele cha raha sitafika (My joy will know no end)
Si ndwele yale yaliyopita (The past doesn’t matter)
Nataka tuwe pamoja milele (I want us to be together forever)

Kwa loli mlungu wanirasimia (God has truly blessed me)
Wanineka mndu mcha unikunde (He has given me a good person who loves me.)
Ngelo ihi namfunyira chawucha (At this time, I give Him thanks)
Kwa gose aga wanibonyera (For all He has done for me)

Ni wewe, kipenzi cha maisha
Kilelele cha raha sitafika
Si ndwele yale yaliyopita
Nataka tuwe pamoja milele

Dikaie kwa lukundo kwa kala (Let’s stay together in love, forever)
Matuku ge lola gaida… (The days of searching are over…)

Ni wewe, kipenzi cha maisha
Kilelele cha raha sitafika
Si ndwele yale yaliyopita
Nataka tuwe pamoja milele

[Today in History] March 22nd



2014 – 251 shipwreck victims, 109 drowned, 101 missing and only 41 survived following the shipwreck of Congolese refugees returning to Congo, on Lac Albert. 3 days of mourning.


2016 – 31 dead and 340 wounded (bilan provisoire) in terrorist attacks that hit Belgium, one in Zaventem airport and one in Maelbeek metro station where at least two Congolese, Yves Ciyombo and Sabrina Fazal, died.

“Bakulumpa Bambila” by Kasayi Allstars

Kasai Allstars is a group absolutely loved by the african music critics and african music lovers and fans. Here’s one of their most recent piece. I bought the album and it’s really good. On the cover the album you can see an electrical likembe. Likembe is one of the traditional instruments of the Luba people and it can actually be found in diverse forms in  most countries of subsaharian Africa.

The lead singer is Papa Kabongo, one of the main actors of baluba folk music.

Title: Bakulumpa Bambila (Thus the Ancestors Spoke)
Artist: Kasayi Allstars
Album: Beware the fetish
Year: 2014