Zvinoita Masango

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Denise picked up the words for this song in Mandere village in Zimbabwe
It’s a call to the ancestors


Hupenyu hwangu hwaramba
Hwaramba mai kusvika paya
Pandaida vakuru vangu

Ndakambobata neipapo
Zvikaramba vakuru vangu

Ndoreva paida moyo wangu
Paida moyo

Ndizvo zvinoita masango
Zvinoita masango

“My life is not where I wanted it to be, my ancestors. I’ve tried this way and that way and nothing is happening. I’m saying what my heart desires”
The response is “Zvinoita Masango” – “this is what happens in the jungle”,
meaning ‘that’s life sometimes’


from A Village in the West, released November 30, 2013
Based on the traditional Shona mbira tune 'Mahororo', and arranged by Ombiviolum



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A dynamic and intoxicating blend of Zimbabwean mbira music with folk and classical influences

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