Kaleidoscope

by Mapumba

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Kaleidoscope, the album, is Mapumba’s most love-infused album to date, not because it’s packed with love songs, but because he experienced the process of making it as an act of love itself. Marking 20 years as a professional artist, this album has brought him a renewed sense of joy from his craft and reconnected him to his highest calling- making music that reminds us of what it means to be truly alive on this earth, in this moment. Songs in Swahili, French and English.

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released January 16, 2019

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Mapumba Cape Town, South Africa

Mapumba blends traditional melodies and lyrics with original inspirations that deliver a rich sound with a modern touch.

Best described as Tracy Chapman meets Africa, Mapumba’s versatility takes listeners on a journey from folk music through reggae, Afro-pop and more in between. His live performasnces are a kaleidoscope of experiences that linger long after the concerts end.
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Track Name: Ça va Marcher
Some times it feels like things in life are too hard to bare
And every single plan never really seems to ever get there
Ma ma ma
But we seem to forget that nothing ever really works with just one step
Take that one step
And another step
Then another step
And further step
Closer to your dream dream dream

We're gonna get our day
Positivity be our way
Nothing is gonna stand in our way
We're gonna get there we have to say
And if we ever want to give up let me give you a reminder now……

Eh ca va marche
Eh it's gonna work out


See life has a way of coming around
Before you take a big jump it's good to take a step back, step back, step back
You may not achieve today but you are not where you were before
Come on
You know
Let's go

Take that one step
And another step
Then another step
And further step
Closer to your dream

We’re gonna get our day
Positivity be the way
Nothing is gonna stand in the way
You're gonna get there you have to say
And if you ever get them blues this is what I have to say

Eh ca va marcher
It's gonna work out
Keep on moving


Moi je te dis maintenant
Qui te tue pas maintenant
Te rends fort maintenant
Il faut continuer
Il faut toujour tenter
On va y arriver
Il faut y arriver

Eh ca va marcher
Track Name: What We could do
What we could do
If we say today mimi na weye
Tubambane mikono na tutembeyeko kidogo apa minawe eh eh eh
What we could do
If I say today I see you eh
Tuta kumbuka asema hakuna muntu ata moja anajuwa kesho eh eh eh

Maisha iko na mambo yayo
Furaha ayina na maneno
Aitafute mingi inataka paka moyo
Auta kufwa nju ya ncheko
Fungula kidogo nsura
Imba nami eh eh eh eh

Ba ache kulanda bantu bongo
Furaha ayina na mamneno
Aitafute mingi inataka paka moyo yako
Maisha iko na mambo yayo
Lakini Fungula nsura
Twimbe pamoja eh eh eh eh

What we could do
If we say today mimi na we
Tubambane mikono na tutembeyeko kidogo apa minawe eh eh eh
What we could do
If I say today I see you eh
Tuta kumbuka asema hakuna muntu ata moja anajuwa kesho eh eh eh

Ohh
Oooh

What we could do
If I say today mimi na we
Tubambane mikono na tutembeyeko kidogo apa minawe eh eh eh
What we could do
If I say today mimi na we
Tuta kumbuka asema hakuna muntu ata moja anajuwa kesho eh eh eh

What we could do
Is share the love

What we should do
Minawe
Track Name: Stay Elemental
Earth to venus test
I want to be my best
I want to get universal with you
Earth to venus test
I want to be my best
I want to get universal with you
Let's be worriless
No need for excess
I want to get universal with you
Tell all the people that we found love we found love
Even if they can afford to buy the world they can not buy love

Let's stay Elemental
We Have to keep simple
No need for more
Have to keep it natural

Earth to venus test
I want to be your best
I want to get universal with you
Earth to venus test
I want to be your best
I want to get universal with you
Let's be worriless
No need for excess
I want to get universal with you
Even if people they call it love no it's not love
Even if they can afford to buy the world they can not buy love

Stay Elemental
Have to keep simple
No need for more
Have to keep it natural

Feel that water water
Wash or drink no matter
Sweetness you can't buy that
Thank you for the water

Touch your feet with the soil
Grounding grounding Soil
This we cannot destroy
The body knows the body knows

Throw the hands in the air
Just like we don't care
Watch that fear disappear
We see only love We See only love

Digididi fire
Fa fa fa Fire Fire
Ma ma ma Fire fire fire
Eh fire eh
Track Name: Letayo
Kama yako ni ncheko
Letayo letayo letayo
Njo kile tuna takapa sisi

Kama yako ni furaha
Letayo letayo letayo
Njo kile tuna taka leo sisi

Ncheko ya ndani
Letayo
Ncheko ya safi
Letayo
Ncheko Ncheko munene munene ya roho moja
Letayo
Tukumbuke kidogo
Letayo
Tu mambo twa ncheko
Yo nayo
Tufanye tufanye tufanye tufanye Roho inchangamuke leo

Kama yako nia bote
Letayo letayo letayo
Njo kile tuna takapa sisi

Kama yako ni bantu
Letayo letayo letayo
Njo kile tuna taka leo sisi

Kama yako ni ncheko
Letayo letayo letayo
Njo kile tuna takapa sisi

Kama yako ni furaha
Letayo letayo letayo
Njo kile tuna taka leo sisi

Ile furaha yako

Ile ncheko yako

Ile imani yako yako weye weye leta

Ile buzuri yako

Ile Safi yako

Ile mapendo yako weye pale kuja utuleteye
Track Name: Mukalenga
Tatu nzambie
Mwena bane
Benda kwepi e
Wewa kubalekela mu makenga e
Bionsu baji benda mbu bajimina mu matunge
Bionsu mbiji mbu benza
Mukalenga mbambulushe x2

Kila Siku
Ubasaidiye

Ana enesha sasa 19 ans
Makuta yote ilienda kumasomo
Sasa Tour yake wende ukatafute
Mukini nayo aina na kazi
Ata fanya je
Ata panda wapi
Bote beko nasema Bulaya njo fasi ya kwenda
Auzishe kyote nju ya visa na ticket
Kubulaya atakuja mutajiri

Tatu nzambi e
Mwena bana e
Benda kwepi e
Wewa mubalekela mu makenga e
Bionsu mbiji mbu benza
Mukalenga ubambulushe x2

Kila Siku
Ubasaidiye

Kufika bulaya Anaona verite
Asijuwe pakwanziya, Jungle de beton
Kwabenywe ni yulu ya mti, proverb trés bon
Kwabo atasema jina yake, banaijuwa
Uku abamuone sa muntu, ana nsura
20 ans après ekopaka na tafuta namna yakurudi kwabo
Track Name: Show You My Love
Yeh yeh yeh mama I wanna want to show my love
Yeh yeh yeh papa I wanna show you show my love

Even when you are sad
I want to make you glad
That you love me , the way that you love me my baby
Niwe wangu mupendwa
Karibiya ubebe mapendo
Yeh yeh yeh mama I wanna want to show show you my love
Track Name: Fall in Love
To fall in love
With everything
Sounds like the ultimate
Way within

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Track Name: Mimi Apa (Unirumiye)
Mimi apa
Ntafanya Nini
Nju wewe unirumiye

Nta cheka na nani
We unafanya makari
Rafiki uni rumiye

Nta kamatiya nani
We ume chofa mbali
Ndugu we shi urumiye

Nikibaya ndi fanya eh
Kuka tala kukwita eh
Sikukuje namuna ah
Mateso na bulaya oh ikwako
Banasema unataka paka kulya peke byote
Ukunapata kule
Ndugu kwabenda nkulu kwa muchi
Kile bana semaka aina bongo
Bubaya bwangu eh
Ni aya mama yakurudiya kwetu

Nobody dies from saying Sorry
Nobody dies from showing compassion
I see you sister
I see you brother
I see you daughter
I see you son
I see you uncle
I see you auntie
I see you Mother
I see you brother
I see you father
I see you friend
I see you friend
I see you people I see you God
Track Name: Un a Un
Hakuna wakukatala eh hakuna wakukatala
Viumbe ni vizuri sana
Hakuna wakukatala
Hakuna wakukatala eh hakuna wakukatala
Viumbe ni vizuri sana
Hakuna wakukatala

Tu anze na udongo
Tufurayi na moto
Tusikiye na mpepo
Tumu shukuru mu umbaji

Mingi iko yaku samba
Lakini kila muntu anajuwa uzuri wa mumbaji wiko ndani ya
Kila
kintu kyote tufungule myoyo yetu tuone buzuri bwamumbaji eh eh un a un
Ah un a un

Tushi sabwe maji
Aksanti kwa maji
Tuna shukuru kwa maji
Eh maji
Track Name: Simba Ni Mulofwa
Simba ni mulofwa
Hajuwe njiya
Yakutafu saha yote usiku namujana eh
Sasa umupe njala
Ata kuonesha
Juyanini mungu alimupa ile meno yake

Ah ehhh ah ehhhh x 8

Ndeke ye ye lwake
Apumzikake
Kuruka ruka ruka ruka fazi yote
Lakini umupe bibi
Si ata kuonesha
Namuna mungu alimupa kichwa kya kujenga eh

Ah ehhh ah ehhhh

Roho yako ni moja
Auna ingine
Kesho ukikufwe
Batasema mambo mulefweyi
Akuna mwngine waku decider
Ninini utfanya saa Kazi eh
Beko mingi sana bantu baku consieller
Bubaya ukonafanya mumaisha eh
Kile kiko nakupawe ncheko
Usikufwe auki one kumacho
Myaka itabeba aina mambo Nata amisha aina mulefu
Batajiri muduniya beko mingi
Angariya kumacho uta ona nini
Yotebekonayo ayi eneye
Mpaka siku batapata kyaku rohoo
Wololo wololo wololo lolo
Ah fuata roho yako
Wololo wololo wololo lolo
Ah fuata roho yako

Roho yangu ni moja
Auna ingine
Kesho ukikufwe
Batasema mambo mulefwe
Oh Wololo wololo wololo lolo
Uni ache ni fwate roho yangu

Wololo wololo wololo lolo
Uni ache ni fwate roho yangu

Makuta itbakiya
Feza itabakiya
Success ita bakiya
Nipaka roho ya fura njo utenda nayo
Track Name: Please Don't Blow It
We've got an opportunity to learn much more
Than we ever ever ever ever done before
hun hun hun hun

Please don't blow it
Please don't blow it

Everything we gonna go for
Has to be much more
Than silver and gold people we know this
Hun hun hun hun

Please don't blow it
Please don't blow it
Track Name: Yeh
Nju ya nini eh
Kila siku we
Ni buchungu eh
Buko na toka mukinwa yako

Kile uko kayo chuki
Ninani alikiumba
Ukijulize
Iyii njo jibu utapata

Kyote kiumbwa ni kya mungu eh
Hakuna ata moja atakatala
Fungula we roho ufurayi na byote eh
Ehhhh
Yeh

Hakuna kibaya
Yeh
Yote ukonatafuta
Yeh
Yote iko apa
Yeh
Fungula moyo lwako
Yeh

Nili omba Joy
Kila Maombi mungu unipe Joy
Sasa Wengine nataka Enjoy
Kisha nakumbuka
Kama
Kila muntu mzima dani eko na Ncheko
Ni Kazi ya kila muntu kuchunga yake ncheko
Nipaka ile mawazo yamubaya,
Yamubaya
tuko nachunga kila siku siye mukichwa Iko na uwa Joy
Track Name: With You
Daily
Experiences we sharing
I'm a lesser man without it
Down to my soul it goes
Saving
All the little moments we are sharing
Take it all in and grow oh oh oh

We all deserve it all
To be all that we can be
I hope we get to flow
Naturally in sync
No matter where we go
I hope that we know
Happiness comes when I share this time

With you uh uh

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