Monday, March 19, 2007

FYI

Here's some interesting stuff about Congo from the BBC

Photo journal about music in the DRC, but I think it's about the same as this Congo

Photo journal by my friend John James, a BBC correspondent here, about a carpentry co-operative creating training and jobs for deaf people

Some pretty funny reflections about a former correspondent's experiences with the Congolese president

Another story by my friend about saving Congo's endangered turtles

1 comment:

Rebekah Maddox said...

Hey there! Here's a song that I asked my pastor to translate for me in April 2006. It's from my mom's Selah c.d., Hiding Place:

Esengo
Congolese Hymn
Translation and Arrangement by Todd Smith & Nicol Sponberg

Esengo, esengo, esengo mingi (Repeat)
Esengo, esengo, esengo mingi (Repeat)
Ezali na ba oyo ba ndimi Yesu
Ezali na ba oyo ba ndimi Yesu

Mawa, mawa, mawa mingi
Mawa, mawa, mawa mingi
Ezali na ba oyo ba boyi Yesu
Ezali na ba oyo ba boyi Yesu

Longwa, longwa, longwa Satana
Longwa, longwa, longwa Satana
Na lingi ko salela Yo, Yesu Masia
Na lingi ko salela Yo, Yesu Masia
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ THIS (BELOW) IS SWAHILI:

Mumalembe, mumalembe, tu kwenda na
Mumalembe, mumalembe, tu kwenda na
Malembe, malembe tu kwenda na nzila zulu
Tu kwenda na

© 2004 Okapi One Music (Adm. By Curb Songs) (ASCAP)/ Curb Songs (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved. Used By Permission. International Copyright Secured.
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Esengo Translation:

Happiness, happiness, happiness (or: Joy, joy, joy, lots of joy) It's for those who have accepted Jesus

Sadness, sadness, sadness (depression) for those who have/are rejected (or: rejecting) Jesus

Get away Satan (or go away, beat it, scram)

I want to serve You Jesus, the Messiah (or another way to translate it would be: "I love to serve You, Jesus Messiah")
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Here's another song for ya: ☺
By And By
We’ll Understand it Better By and By
English Words and Music by Charles Tindley
Kituba Words by Marcella Smith, Jim Smith, Todd smith
Arrangement by Todd Smith

Mpasi, ntantu ta kwisa
Beto bakisa yau ve
Nki nzila Yesu baka kwa zulu
Kansi Yandi twadisa
Beto ku landa Yandi
Beto bakisa yau mbote by and by

By and by, bu nsuka ta kwisa
Bana ya Nzambi ta kwenda na zulu
Beto yimbila kilumbu beto ndandu
Beto bakisa yau mbote by and by

Awa mpukumunu
Satana seka Nzambi
Beto kele ntantu sambu masumu
Beto yituka nki na yonso kele kwisa
Beto bakisa yau mbote by and by

Chorus

Bima mingi kele ve
Bu muyoyo ya beto
Kansi beto kwikila Tata Nzambi
Bonso ndinga ya Yandi
Beto ata luvundu
Beto bakisa yau mbote by and by

Chorus

© Arr. 2004 Curb Songs (ASCAP)/Okapi One Music (Adm. by Curb Songs) (ASCAP)/Marcella’s Music (Adm. by Bug Music) (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission. International Copyright Secured.

Source:
http://www.selahonline.com/lyrics_hidingplace.html