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Oliver Mtukudzi — Watitsvata
Album: Sarawoga
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Released: 2012
Length: 5:47
Plays (last 30 days): 4
(no lyrics available)
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 joejennings wrote:

Thank You for the lyrics!         Can anybody provide a translation?

Google Translate takes a crack at the Shona original
Shami!
Shami!
That miracle, here today I can do it
Shami! That miracle, here today, he has taken care of me
Shamiso, Shamiso mwanungwe, here today I have won
I'll buy you a pata-pata (I'll buy you a pata-pata)
I will buy you slippers (I will buy you slippers)
(I'll buy you pata-pata, I'll buy you pata-pata)
I will buy you slippers (I will buy you slippers)
(I'll buy you a pata-pata)
Shami, Shamiso mwanungwe, here today you have married me
Let's say congratulations, congratulations, you've done well, here today you've beaten us
I want to say congratulations, congratulations, you are married, here today you have married us. We will buy you a pata-pata
I will buy you slippers (I will buy you pata-pata) re-red
(I'll buy you pata-pata, I'll buy you pata-pata)
I will buy you slippers (I will buy you slippers)
(I'll buy you a pata-pata) Let's say congratulations, congratulations, goodbye
I've woken up, I've woken up, I've woken up Let's say congratulations, congratulations you've done it, today I've done it my son
I want to say congratulations, congratulations on your marriage, here today you have married us from the tribe
Let's say congratulations, congratulations baby, we're here today for you. We'll buy you pata-pata (I'll buy you pata-pata)
I will buy you slippers (I will buy you slippers)
(I'll buy you pata-pata, I'll buy you pata-pata)
I'll buy you a slipper (I'll buy you a pata-)

Note: Shami and shamiso mean something like "gift of god" or "a miracle" so I'm thinking it's part of the theme of "God bless!" and general gratitude. Best I've got for "pata-pata" is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/..., but that's a dance, not a good, so I don't know how one would buy it for someone. 
 joko63808 wrote:

Shami!
Shami!
Shamiso uwo, apa nhasi wandigonaShami! Shamiso uwo, apa nhasi wanditsvataShamiso, Shamiso mwananguwe, apa nhasi wandigona
Ndichakutengera pata-pata (ndichakutengera pata-pata)
Ndokutengera slipers (ndichakutengera pata-pata)
(Ndichakutengera pata-pata, ndichakutengera pata-pata)
Ndokutengera slipers (ndichakutengera pata-pata)
(Ndichakutengera pata-pata)Shami, Shamiso mwananguwe, apa nhasi wanditsvata
Toti makorokoto, makorokoto wagona, apa nhasi watitsvata
Ndoti makorokoto ini, makorokoto wachata, apa nhasi watitsvata isuTichakutengera pata-pata (ndichakutengera pata-pata)
Ndokutengera slipers (ndichakutengera pata-pata) re-red
(Ndichakutengera pata-pata, ndichakutengera pata-pata)
Ndokutengera slipers (ndichakutengera pata-pata)
(Ndichakutengera pata-pata)Toti makorokoto, makorokoto wagonakani, aahNdapurumuka, ndapurumuka, ndapurumuka, ndapurumuka
Ndapurumuka, ndapurumuka, ndapurumukaToti makorokoto, makorokoto wagona, apa nhasi wandigona mwanangu
Ndoti makorokoto ini, makorokoto wachata, apa nhasi watitsvata isu vedzinza
Toti makorokoto, makorokoto mwananguwe, apa nhasi watitsvataTichakutengera pata-pata (ndichakutengera pata-pata)
Ndokutengera slipers (ndichakutengera pata-pata)
(Ndichakutengera pata-pata, ndichakutengera pata-pata)
Ndokutengera sliper (ndichakutengera pata-)


Thank You for the lyrics!         Can anybody provide a translation?
 alux wrote:

Oh the ignorance...ouch.


Why ignorance? To trissi it all sounds the same.  If he was a white male musician you wouldn't have reacted like that
Not my favorite of Tuku's songs (that would be "Tapera" which I don't think is in RP's rotation) but a top track nonetheless. One of those rare artists with nary a misstep in his catalog. A god in his native Zim.
Shami!
Shami!
Shamiso uwo, apa nhasi wandigonaShami! Shamiso uwo, apa nhasi wanditsvataShamiso, Shamiso mwananguwe, apa nhasi wandigona
Ndichakutengera pata-pata (ndichakutengera pata-pata)
Ndokutengera slipers (ndichakutengera pata-pata)
(Ndichakutengera pata-pata, ndichakutengera pata-pata)
Ndokutengera slipers (ndichakutengera pata-pata)
(Ndichakutengera pata-pata)Shami, Shamiso mwananguwe, apa nhasi wanditsvata
Toti makorokoto, makorokoto wagona, apa nhasi watitsvata
Ndoti makorokoto ini, makorokoto wachata, apa nhasi watitsvata isuTichakutengera pata-pata (ndichakutengera pata-pata)
Ndokutengera slipers (ndichakutengera pata-pata) re-red
(Ndichakutengera pata-pata, ndichakutengera pata-pata)
Ndokutengera slipers (ndichakutengera pata-pata)
(Ndichakutengera pata-pata)Toti makorokoto, makorokoto wagonakani, aahNdapurumuka, ndapurumuka, ndapurumuka, ndapurumuka
Ndapurumuka, ndapurumuka, ndapurumukaToti makorokoto, makorokoto wagona, apa nhasi wandigona mwanangu
Ndoti makorokoto ini, makorokoto wachata, apa nhasi watitsvata isu vedzinza
Toti makorokoto, makorokoto mwananguwe, apa nhasi watitsvataTichakutengera pata-pata (ndichakutengera pata-pata)
Ndokutengera slipers (ndichakutengera pata-pata)
(Ndichakutengera pata-pata, ndichakutengera pata-pata)
Ndokutengera sliper (ndichakutengera pata-)

I keep hearing "taking a city bus" 
 sfyi2001 wrote:

GOOD MORNING to all 114 RP Listeners on the Continent of Africa. 
This one may be for you.
I'ma PSD ~



You certainly ARE a PSD!
GREAT TUNE!  RP introduced me to him, now, I have 9 of his tunes on  "My Favorites" list.  Thanx RP!   
 Laptopdog wrote:

Such a happy little tune. I have no clue what it's about, but I love it.




I Agree!! Same here!   
Such a happy little tune. I have no clue what it's about, but I love it.
 RandomousJam wrote:

For me, the beauty in this piece is how different time signatures seem to emerge.

This polyrythmic element is widespread in African music, but almost non-existent in European/western pop.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyrhythm



I know that this is from Zimbabwe. Different rythmic patterns can be found in many instances of African music.
It is an interesting aspect of original West African Mandinka (Kora music, from Mali, at the core of the ancient empire of Timbuktu) that explains the subtelties of the very complex interplay of sounds. But it is also present in traditional Brazilian Samba. Bossa Nova is an attempt to readjust patterns to Western music. Quite fascinating.
 alux wrote:

Oh the ignorance...ouch.



Indeed, Oliver is from Zimbabwe. And gorgeous music it is too.
 sfyi2001 wrote:

GOOD MORNING to all 114 RP Listeners on the Continent of Africa. 
This one may be for you.
I'ma PSD ~


Don't let the door hit you on the way out!  If you never posted a comment like this again on RP, I doubt you and your 1.14 friends would be missed.
 photonstorm wrote:

I wish I liked it more than I do, but I really struggle with the polyrhythms in this piece :(




I wish I liked it more than I do, but I really struggle with the polyrhythms in this piece :(
 VSpecial wrote:
Прикольненько
 



Согласовано

First cousin to Bodhisattva?
 sfyi2001 wrote:

GOOD MORNING to all 114 RP Listeners on the Continent of Africa. 
This one may be for you.
I'ma PSD ~
 
I'm not sure what you mean by this. Do you honestly think that only people in Africa would listen to or enjoy this music? Can you hear clearly with your head shoved so far up your own ass?
Прикольненько

GOOD MORNING to all 114 RP Listeners on the Continent of Africa. 
This one may be for you.
I'ma PSD ~
"no lyrics available" kek
Right.
 alux wrote:
 NOTHING is overplayed on RP.  That is the whole point.


 

Wrong.
 trissi wrote:
What is with all of the Oliver Mtukudzi play lately? It all sounds the same. It's like Caribbean Phillip Glass.

 
Oh the ignorance...ouch.
 Stylist wrote:
overplayed ... many PSD in the last time for me

  NOTHING is overplayed on RP.  That is the whole point.


Thanks, Bill, for introducing me to Tuku music!
overplayed ... many PSD in the last time for me
6>7:-) 
 trissi wrote:
What is with all of the Oliver Mtukudzi play lately? It all sounds the same. It's like Caribbean Phillip Glass.

 
It's African...buy a book.
 trissi wrote:
What is with all of the Oliver Mtukudzi play lately? It all sounds the same. It's like Caribbean Phillip Glass.

 
Oh yeah, Carribean, surely. {#Fire}

But this particular track is really so-so, that's true. 4.


 oldfart48 wrote:

GEE, SORY. MABIE WE COULD FIND SOME PEE ON HERMAN OR LADY GAGONIT FOR YA?

 
{#Lol}  Did you learn to "wright" so well in Alcatraz when you were serving time there?  Have you ever seen the movie Man on the Moon, about Andy Kaufman?  It's very funny and reminds me of you.  {#Fire}
What is with all of the Oliver Mtukudzi play lately? It all sounds the same. It's like Caribbean Phillip Glass.
Quite nice.
For me, the beauty in this piece is how different time signatures seem to emerge.

This polyrythmic element is widespread in African music, but almost non-existent in European/western pop.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyrhythm


 undo_silence wrote:
I really don't like this happy-music ...

 
GEE, SORY. MABIE WE COULD FIND SOME PEE ON HERMAN OR LADY GAGONIT FOR YA?
 marty88210 wrote:
Shadows of Paul Simon...in a positive way!!!

 
In reality I think Simon's period is shades of Mtukudzi.  
I really don't like this happy-music ...
Really nice - good stuff! Easy "7"
Shadows of Paul Simon...in a positive way!!!
Loving all of the new songs tonight !

Thanks Bill & Rebecca