24th July 2018: Bonga – Mona Ki Ngi Xiça

Artist: Bonga
Title: Mona Ki Ngi Xiça
Language: Kimbundu (the second-most-widely spoken Bantu language in Angola)

Beautiful music from Angola – this is from Bonga’s first album called ‘Angola 72’. There is more information here, which I really advise you having a look at to get a much better understanding of this song. This article was written by Virginia Vigliar and appears on the excellent ‘Words In The Bucket‘ website. It also includes a translation of the song lyrics, which are incredibly poignant.

With the proliferation of ‘fake news’ and people trading insults on social media with others they don’t agree with, it is always important to be given a reminder of how lucky we are to be able to express ourselves freely. So many people were not (and still are not) allowed to do this without far-reaching and terrible consequences.

DJ Esperanto


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