Bonga – Mona ki ngi xica (The Child I’m Leaving Behind)


Attention! I’m in mortal danger And I’ve already warned you She will stay here and I will go away This child of mine Evil people are after her This child of mine On a tide of misfortune God gave me this offspring That I brought into the world And she will stay here When I am gone

Bonga Kwenda (born José Adelino Barceló de Carvalho, 1943), better known as Bonga, is a folk and semba* singer and songwriter from Angola.

*) Semba is a traditional type of music from the Southern-African country of Angola. Semba comes from the singular Masemba, meaning “a touch of the bellies”, a move that characterizes the Semba dance.

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