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WITCH — Waile
Album: Zango
Avg rating:
6.1

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Total ratings: 953









Released: 0
Length: 5:08
Plays (last 30 days): 7
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Rocka rolla

Coka Cola

I keep going up in rating. A couple more times and it will probably be a 10.
Lyrics:

Omungwa kutondele wemwana (Waile)
Omungwa kutondele wemwana (Waile)
Kufwa kukola, kufwa kukola, kufwa kukola (Waile)
Kufwa kukola, kufwa kukola, kufwa kukola (Waile)
Obe mwana ee, obe mwana ee, obe mwana ee (Waile)
Obe mwana ee, obe mwana ee, obe mwana ee (Waile)
Waile waile ee waile

Omungwa kutondele wemwana (Waile)
Omungwa kutondele wemwana (Waile)
Kufwa kukola, kufwa kukola, kufwa kukola (Waile)
Kufwa kukola, kufwa kukola, kufwa kukola (Waile)
Obe mwana ee, obe mwana ee, obe mwana ee (Waile)
Obe mwana ee, obe mwana ee, obe mwana ee

Kufwa kukola, waile eeee
Kufwa kukola, waile eeee
Mama mama waile eeee
Kufwa kukola, waile eeee
Kufwa kukola, waile eeee
Mama mama waile eeee
Kufwa kukola, waile eeee
 Pheelinit wrote:

7>8! Thass good stuff!


Yes it is, and +1 to 8 too!!
It was them damn drums and guitar parts.
LLRP

 Queue wrote:

Sounds like Talking Heads with Deep Purple guitars (or is it more Santana?).

Kinda cool on first listen...




Yep, definitely sensing some Deep Purple vibes here...
FUCK COLA
 danmc wrote:

"Kufwa kukola." I heard it the same way. Google Translate thinks it means "death to death." I'm unable to figure out what "waile" means in Nyanja/Chewa, though....



I think it tastes great, this Papri Cola!
"All Them Witches" into "WITCH"?  If the music was scary, I'd assume it's Halloween USA.  As it stands, it's just two back-to-back jams with thematic band names and great music (but not similar music).  Well done RP crew!
7>8! Thass good stuff!
Definitely has that 70s Motown/disco vibe going with the bass and drums at the start, followed by world music chanting in the middle, and finishing with a harder edge of 70s rock guitars.  Different music for sure, which is what we're all here for.
Talking heads in a different time zone!love this!
 Queue wrote:

Sounds like Talking Heads with Deep Purple guitars (or is it more Santana?).

Kinda cool on first listen...




Consider this original, if we (supposedly) all have African roots. 
I was fortunate enough to see Witch on the shores of Lake Champlain on a sunny afternoon. Jazz Fest.

Their sound was dramatic and I love it, so glad to hear them on RP and honestly the sound system is better.
That drummer is on fire!
 amiranda06 wrote:

Songs like this are why I love RP. I've never heard of WITCH and probably never would have heard this tune if not for this station.



I didn't know "Zamrock" was a thing, but it's cool and I like it. And +1 for cool band name!
i grew up in Zambia and can't believe the witch have a new album, though back then we were more into deep purple and similar. check out the movie with their netherlands tour.
music allways so good
slide show mesmerIzin


 renegade_X wrote:

What a cool freakin song! Whatever he is saying.


I  Agree!   Can somebody provide a translation?   Thank You.
 Queue wrote:

Sounds like Talking Heads with Deep Purple guitars (or is it more Santana?).

Kinda cool on first listen...



Or maybe Talking Heads meets early Chicago...
Ok, Who Fuck the Cola is going a bit too far, I think.
I had a lot of fun playing in a band in high school in the late 70s  -- just playing songs we liked at parties, etc. This would have been so much fun to play. I can imagine each one of us playing our part -- especially me, jamming out on the guitar.
The background female vocals in every African song always gets me.
Really tasty, really ROCKING, and it sounds freaking fantastic at Standard Orbit on this snowy, bright morn!
 pete_shakey wrote:

For some reason I thought part of chorus was an explitive  directed at arguably " unhelpful" soft beveridge.  Likely this first impression take will stick with me for years to come. Anyways , great genre mix. EDIT   Some interesting background of song subject matter is inthis link.https://w-i-t-c-h.bandcamp.com...


from that bandcamp page:
Jagari’s lyrics touch on the struggles entwined in the histories of migrants in Zambia, Angola, the Congo and other nearby countries: “there’s a lot of death, sickness, poverty, and misery,” he says. “The song is lamenting that pitiful situation, that’s the Waile — it’s a word in the Lunda and Luvale language.”
 lizardking wrote:

The badass groove on this one, with those drums, gets a 7 on first hearing. 
If I were high enough it'd probably be an 8, or 9 even @
LLRP

Started with 7, and bumped to 8 in seconds, then read the comments. My highness must be just right. 
What a cool freakin song! Whatever he is saying.
 danmc wrote:

"Kufwa kukola." I heard it the same way. Google Translate thinks it means "death to death." I'm unable to figure out what "waile" means in Nyanja/Chewa, though....


According to chatGBT there is a different translation. "Death does not descriminate". Maybe "waile" is just vocalisation, chatgpt couldn't find the wordhttps://w-i-t-c-h.bandcamp.com...
 amiranda06 wrote:

Songs like this are why I love RP. I've never heard of WITCH and probably never would have heard this tune if not for this station.



Exactly! 
exactly why RP is unique 
Btw, after a few minutes of reeducation, I love the new app interface 
Thanks 
What great fun.  Everything is going on here.  Great pick RP!!8 .5
The badass groove on this one, with those drums, gets a 7 on first hearing. 
If I were high enough it'd probably be an 8, or 9 even @
LLRP
 pete_shakey wrote:

For some reason I thought part of chorus was an expletive  directed at arguably " unhelpful" soft beverage.  Likely this first impression take will stick with me for years to come. Anyways , great genre mix.


"Kufwa kukola." I heard it the same way. Google Translate thinks it means "death to death." I'm unable to figure out what "waile" means in Nyanja/Chewa, though....
Ohhweee. Just had to google the lyrics, thought I was hearing an Fxplative.

Totally agree with RP listener Queue's Deep Purple comment.


For some reason I thought part of chorus was an explitive  directed at arguably " unhelpful" soft beveridge.  Likely this first impression take will stick with me for years to come. Anyways , great genre mix. EDIT   Some interesting background of song subject matter is inthis link.https://w-i-t-c-h.bandcamp.com...
Sounds like Talking Heads with Deep Purple guitars (or is it more Santana?).

Kinda cool on first listen...
This is seriously retro.
Rock africano. Combativo y bien hecho. Gracias RP
I'm liking this hard cowbell!
 sunybuny wrote:

This may be a nice addition to our eclectic RP.  Let's start with a 7.

Edit: just moved down to 5.



Or settle for a "6" as I did - solid but I don't want to hear it regularly. As always appreciate the exposure to music I would never find otherwise - thanks RP!
Damn good.  Tight and dynamic.  Love the percussion.  Hot! 
 amiranda06 wrote:

Songs like this are why I love RP. I've never heard of WITCH and probably never would have heard this tune if not for this station.



You came to the right place then. 
Love it
Zamrock.  New genre for my ears. 


Picking up a 70's vibe here.
Going with a 7 rating to start.
Songs like this are why I love RP. I've never heard of WITCH and probably never would have heard this tune if not for this station.
This may be a nice addition to our eclectic RP.  Let's start with a 7.

Edit: just moved down to 5.