‘Malaika’ guitar chords, lyrics, and translation

‘Malaika’ is one of the most famous Swahili love songs, often attributed to the Kenyan musician Fadhili William. He first recorded the song with his band the Jambo Boys in 1960. I heard this song for the first time in 2007 while living with the Kunjombe family in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. My host mother, Mariam, sang this…

‘Tanzania Nakupenda Kwa Moyo Wote’ guitar chords and lyrics

‘Tanzania Nakupenda Kwa Moyo Wote’ is a beautiful Swahili song that I heard often while living in Tanzania. It is also featured in the documentary “Darwin’s Nightmare,” a film about the exploitative weapons and fish industry on the shores of Tanzania’s Lake Victoria. I highly recommend the documentary to anyone interested in understanding ‘development,’ poverty,…

‘Mungu Ibariki Afrika’ Guitar Tabs

Versions of this song are the national anthems for Tanzania, Zambia and South Africa. After several unsuccessful online searches for the guitar chords, I tried to figure them out myself. Corrections welcome! Mungu Ibariki Tanzania C                          G    C Mungu ibariki Afrika C                 F      C    G Wabariki Viongozi wake C                          G  …