Soulful Spirit

by Mahasukha

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Uplifting, African, sacred, soulful songs and mantras.
22 tracks from the Soulful Singing repertoire.
All songs performed and recorded by Mahasukha
with special guests: the Buddhafield Festival posse!
All the origins, composers, words and meanings
(where I know them) are listed with each individual track.

credits

released December 21, 2009

Vocals and percussion: Mahasukha
Arranged, recorded, mixed, produced: Mahasukha
Design: Jenny Moss
© Mahasukha 2009

For info on Soulful Singing workshops:
www.soulfulsinging.co.uk

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Don't open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground." Rumi

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Track Name: Woza Wena
Wo wena wena wo
Woza wena wo
Come forward
Track Name: Kramat
Wu hran di pa chi na di kramat tu
The road leads to the shrine
Track Name: A Yele Mama
A Yele mama Yele oh
A mother calling her daughter,
Yele, home from the forest.
Track Name: Siyahamba
Siyahamb' ekukhanyen' kwenkos
We are walking to where freedom begins
Track Name: Tula Tula
Tula tu tula baba tula sana
Tul’umam ‘uzobuya ekuseni
Ku quin carn ya zee e ole lu baba
En can yee sela ing lay lez yeh kaya
So be see kona can bong ay be shoyo
Bayti boo yela oo boo yeh ley kaya
Tula tula tula baba/sana
Un gya kali tula bo

Hush my baby, go to sleep...
Track Name: Lashon Ilang
Lashon ilang u mama ka bui
Si po u mama ka bui
The children are anxious as the sun has set
but mother has not returned home
Track Name: Thuma Mina
Thuma mina somandla
Roma na modimo
Send me Lord, lead me Lord
Track Name: Shower the People
Shower the people with love, with love
Show them the way that you feel
You know in every life
You know the rain must fall
Just like a pouring rain
Make it rain
Make it rain, love, love, love
Sunshine oh - alright
Track Name: Oh Sing From Your Heart
Oh sing from your heart
And let your soul be free
Oṃ a ra pa ca na dhīḥ
Track Name: Karaniya Metta Sutta
Karaniyam atthakusalena
Yan tam santam padam abhisamecca
Sakko uju ca suju ca
Suvaco c'assa mudu anatimani

Whoever aspires to peace and calm,
Should be able, honest and upright,
Of noble, gentle speech, and humble.
Track Name: U Ele
U ele
Baling ba mala way
Kum ber le lyin by ele
Congo
Ooo ah Buddha
Track Name: Makabongwe
Makabongwe ozayo
Ngegama lenkosi
Ubusisiwe ozayo
Ngegama lenkosi

Praise be to him/blesssed is he
who comes in the name of the Lord
Track Name: Alunde
Alunde alunde, Alunde alluya
Je pu a je je ku sa
Ai yai yai ye Alunde

Happy New Day (for New Year)
Track Name: Kura Uone
Dai ndiri shiri ndaibhururuka
Ndaibururuka kuna amai vangu
Dai ndanga ndine makumbo mana
Ndaimhanya ndoenda kuna baba vangu

If I was a bird I would fly, I would fly away to my mother
If I had four legs, I would run to my father
Track Name: Babethandaza
Sin nje nje nje ngemi thandazo
Ngemi thandazo
O mama bagudala babe thandaza
Babe thandaza

Things are as they are because of prayer,
because of prayer, because of prayer.
Our mothers/women of old used to pray,
used to pray, used to pray.
Track Name: Rushing
What am I rushing toward?
What am I rushing for?
Slow down, slow down and savour
Track Name: Usilethela Uxolo
Oh Mandela, usilethela uxolo
Nelson Mandela; brings us peace
Track Name: Zambia Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Track Name: Ise Oluwa
Ise oluwa kole baje-oh
God's work will never be spoiled/undone
Track Name: Manjughosa Mantra Remix
Oṃ a ra pa ca na dhīḥ
Track Name: Shakyamuni Mantra
Oṃ muni muni mahāmuni śākyamuni svāhā