National Youth Choir of Namibia — Namibian Images & Sound

National Youth Choir of Namibia Namibian Images & Sound

Side 1

National Anthem of Namibia-Namibia Land of the Brave

Nkosi sikelel i’ Afrika (Sung in Xhosa and Herero)

Ti ≠hanuba oa (Religious Nama/Damara Song)

Hare !khub ti (Religious Nama/Damara Song)

Endeni (Religious Ovambo Song)

Jesus om ‘na gwa Kalunga (Religious Ovambo Song)

Sia bonga Jesus (Religious Xhosa Song)

Tukokende (Religious Kemian Song)

Singabahamba yo tina (Xhosa Song)

Side 2

Tula Baba (Xhosa Lullaby)

Kaise !nuse hâ (Nama/Damara Song)

Sibiri (Tswana Song)

Mâse Daba Kha (Nama/Damara Song)

Omweya po (Ovambo Greeting Song)

Re Tsamaya (Traditional Tswana Song)

Salem Salem

Dumela Kaufela (Traditional Kavango Song)


Widely celebrated for performing songs from across Namibia with young singers from diverse backgrounds, the National Youth Choir of Namibia will be a highly boring tape for many of you. It’s interesting and wonderful at times and for that we’ll focus our gaze for a moment.

16 responses to “National Youth Choir of Namibia — Namibian Images & Sound”

  1. Ben DeVries says:

    This is anything but boring! You’ve unearthed another gem – keep up the good work!

  2. Anonymous says:

    thanks for boring us, sometimes

  3. YARG says:

    big greetings .. i am from Afro Slabs – been a long long time (years!) since i last posted – sometime soon i intend to get back into it
    .. in the meantime, i am selling over 50 cassettes on a friend’s account on ebay
    ..most are sealed imports from within Africa, plenty of Fuji & Gospel…

    most are from Nigeria … artists like..
    I.K. Dairo & his Blue Spot Band
    General Prince Adekunle & his Supersonic Sounds
    Fela Kuti
    General Kollington Ayinla
    Sikiru Ayinde Barrister
    Alhaji (Chief) Wasiu Alabi
    K1 De Ultimate Olu Omo Of Lagos
    King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal 1 (KWAM1)
    Baba Suwe & his Comedy Group (Babs Omidina)

    .. & gospel from ..
    Kemi Olorunsogo & Emerald Gospel Singers Int’l
    Good Woman Choir C.A.C. Ibadan led by D.A Fasoyin Gbakoso
    Cherubim & Seraphim Church Movement
    Brother Matthew Adeyemi & Heirs of God Gospel Singers
    .. & many others..

    from Ghana..
    J.A. Adofo & City Boys
    Agyaaku’s Int. Band

    .. & ..

    Lemzo Diamono (Congo)
    Tenin Sidibe & Yoro Diallo (Mali)
    Amadou Barry (Guinea)

    you can check them out here .. hope there are some you (or your readers) are interested in!


  4. David says:

    Not boring but beautiful. Thank you!

  5. Stereobread says:

    I haven’t listened to it yet so I can’t really say whether the music itself is boring but if nothing else this is the first time I’ll have heard any Namibian music and for that I thank you.

  6. Boring? Absolutely not…a fascinating tape of mesmerizing harmonies. Many thanks!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Finally I see some music on here from my country of birth. This is beautiful. Did you ever post any other music from Namibia?

    Many Thanks, Daniel

  8. @daniel…this is the only tape from namibia i have posted! if you have any suggestions, please let me know!


  9. Anonymous says:

    ah, that’s a shame… I asked my mum if she had any old tapes or cd’s in the loft, think she had a couple but they were both choir recordings like this


  10. ProgramaticNonFit says:

    This is NOT boring…this is WONDERFUL! Thanks for posting this….you can feel them putting their soul in the music!

  11. deodac says:

    One of the most beautiful traditional releases that I have listened to IN YEARS ! Thank you so much for posting it. It surely is screaming me to download ANY other material sourced from Namibia. I am amazed, will play this tons of times, it’s mesmerizing !

  12. Stephanie Quinn says:

    Not boring at all! This is great. More Namibian and Zambian music, please!

  13. kat says:

    The song ‘Tula Baba’ is a lullaby my mother used to sing to me as a small child, this is the first time I’ve ever heard a recording of it. Thank you.

  14. vandi says:

    Hi what is your email address please?I would like to write an article about the choir..Thanks.

  15. Chris KanGandji says:

    Sweet memories too!

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