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Soulful Spirit

by Mahasukha

Woza Wena 01:39
Wo wena wena wo Woza wena wo Come forward
Kramat 02:57
Wu hran di pa chi na di kramat tu The road leads to the shrine
A Yele Mama 02:42
A Yele mama Yele oh A mother calling her daughter, Yele, home from the forest.
Siyahamba 02:30
Siyahamb' ekukhanyen' kwenkos We are walking to where freedom begins
Tula Tula 02:24
Tula tu tula baba tula sana Tulu mam ‘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...
Lashon Ilang 02:17
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
Thuma Mina 02:43
Thuma mina somandla Roma na modimo Send me Lord, lead me Lord
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
Oh sing from your heart And let your soul be free Oṃ a ra pa ca na dhīḥ
Hallelujah 03:45
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.
U Ele 03:19
U ele Baling ba mala way Kum ber le lyin by ele Congo Ooo ah Buddha
Makabongwe 03:05
Makabongwe ozayo Ngegama lenkosi Ubusisiwe ozayo Ngegama lenkosi Praise be to him/blesssed is he who comes in the name of the Lord
Alunde 03:47
Alunde alunde, Alunde alluya Je pu a je je ku sa Ai yai yai ye Alunde Happy New Day (for New Year)
Kura Uone 03:44
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
Babethandaza 02:18
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.
Rushing 03:39
What am I rushing toward? What am I rushing for? Slow down, slow down and savour
Oh Mandela, usilethela uxolo Nelson Mandela; brings us peace
Ise Oluwa 04:04
Ise oluwa kole baje-oh God's work will never be spoiled/undone


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


released December 21, 2009

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

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"Today like every other day we wake up empty and frightened.
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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