Mzungu Kichaa – Ndugu na Jirani (wimbo mpya)
Mzungu Kichaa’s 4th video Ndugu na Jirani is released Saturday 28.01.2012. Caravan Records held a screening in Dar es Salaam on Friday, 27.01.2012 and East African television premiered the video on their popular show Friday Night Live.
The video was produced by Louise Kamin and shot by the Danish/Tanzanian cinematographer Talib Rasmussen for Caravan Records. The video was shot in a derelict building belonging to the Egyptian embassy along Kenyatta Drive which has now been torn down. It features some of the musicians who perform with Mzungu Kichaa and the legandary Tanzanian boxer Sheni who met with Mohammad Ali during the “rumble in the jungle” fight in Congo in 1974.
The song is about the process of saying goodbye to a loved one and metaphorically could be interpreted as saying goodbye to life. Mzungu Kichaa sings: 'We have struggled in this world together and now the time has come to say goodbye. It will make me happy if you smile rather than cry. Who knows if we'll meet in the heavens? We must respect and help each other here on earth, for we might never return again'.
Twalumba kabotu / Twalumba kabotu mama... baba
Ndugu zangu, nawashukuru sana / Tumepambana katika ulimwengu / Muda umefika wa kuachana / Tuagane kwa furaha sitaki lawama / Ninakokwenda nayo nikuzuri / Majani yanaota na maji yanakwenda / Nitafurahi ukicheka kuliko kusononeka / Kilatukiachana tutaonana tena
Ninaenda zangu, nina kimbia / Ukiniomba kubaki nita anza kulia
Ndugu na jirani, rafiki na mtu flaani / Muko na mimi moyoni / Mola tu ndyio ana jua / Ndiyo maana tusaidiane / Tuheshimiane / Kuna siku tuta achana, peponi je tutaonana? / Ulimwenguni haturudi tena / Tupendane tukiwa hai