Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Nda - Playing for Change



Below, Jason shares the lyrics and how he came to write it:
In 2002 I left my home country Congo DRC in search for a better life and the possibility to support my family. Afraid to never see my family again I was in doubt to leave. It was my mother who convinced me to go and this song is about her words on the last day that I saw her. The first part of the song was written in Kikongo and the second part in Lingala. These are both languages from Congo.
Her last words supported me through my years in South Africa. After 8 years I hope to see my mother again this year.
Nda (or wenda) means “Go” in Kinkongo. 
Lyrics:
Well, have a nice trip,
I will never forget the words of my mother.
Well, each country has its own reality,
Don´t be afraid just go.
Well, have a nice trip,
I will never forget the words of my mother.
Well, each country has its own reality,
Don´t be afraid just go .
(Lingala)
Well, have a nice trip,
I will never forget the advice of my mother.
Well, be careful,
take care of yourself and God will take care of you
God will help, go,
God will help, go,
Well, have a nice trip,
I will never forget the advice of my mother.
Well, be careful,
take care of yourself and God will take care of you.
Source: Playing for Change Website

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