Author Topic: PAPA WEMBA ET ALPA TSHINO - BOKABUANI  (Read 631 times)

Cavalier Solitaire on: October 31, 2019, 13:59

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Beautiful and very relatable track. Shows how much children suffer whenever parents' marriage ends in divorce or separation. Been listening to this track recently. I wish we could have more of such songs with a very powerful message. I did the translation for the song. I however, struggled to put together the translation for the last verse because some of the text is in french. Oh and i also don't know the guy who does the vocal for the same last verse. I hope bro @Archos or anyone else can assist.



Intro – Papa Wemba

Lowy Elema intellectual na biso

Lowy Elema our intellectual

Mobali ya Pepe Ngongolo, l’homme de pyramide

Pepe Ngongolo’s man/husband, the pyramid man

Deofa Kolopa, Suaz la firrenze, boyoka lisolo na biso

Deofa Kolopa, Suaz la Ferrenze, listen to our story

Papa eh Mama eh, lisumu nini biso bana tosalaki po toniokwama boye ko

Father and Mother, what sin did we children commit for us to suffer like this

Po mongongo na biso bana ata na mopepe ya makasi ndenge nini, ekoyokana

Heuresement Jean Willy Yaba Moise le savior, Ingeniur le plus celebre, Semplese Aundu bapesi biso bolingo ah nzambe

Verse 1 Alpatshino

Bokabuani ya Papa et Mama biso bana tomonaki pasi

The separation of Dad and Mum we children saw/experienced a lot of pain

Biso bana totelenganaki moko te na kati ya bango alingaki biso

We children wandered around none between them liked us

Mama mere esika akendeki azwaki yaye mobali

Mum wherever she went got married

Papa pe esika atikalaki azwaki yaye nzele

Dad also where he remained got himself a pretty girl/lady

Ah biso bana totelenganaki tolalaki esika nini te

We wandered around, which place didn’t we sleep in

Toliaki biloko na fulu totambolaki pe tosengaki bato oo mbongo na balabala

We ate things from the garbage bin, we walked and also begged for money from people in the streets

Biso bana totelenganaki, na malueka kutu tokomaki ata koluka bilei byakolia

We children wandered, even in malueka we reached just looking for food to eat

2. Alpatshino
Ngai yaya liboso oo oh nzambe

Me the eldest oh God

Ngai na baleki na ngai mibale oh yaweh biso bana totelanganaki
 
Me and my two siblings oh Jehovah we wandered

Toliaki biloko na fulu totambolaki pe tosengaki bato oo mbongo na balabala

We ate things from the garbage bin, we walked and also begged for money from people in the streets

biso bana totelenganaki

We the children wandered around

Totiaki motema na biso epayi ya Pathy Mubenga, Eric Lele, Espoir Molema Nzambe ya shengen, Mama Rosa mere frank na ackim

We put our heart with Pathy Mubenga, Eric Lele, Espoir Molema the lord of shengen, Mama Rosa mother of Frank and Ackim

3.  Alpatshino
Nzambe pe lokola abosanaka bana baye te oh

Since God also doesn’t forget his children

Ye atindelaka biso le savior moise oh

He sent us the “savior Moses”

Kombo naye Jean Willy Yaba

His name is Jean Willy Yabba

Ye azwaki biso lokola bana baye, ye afutelaka baleki bangai minerval oh

He took us like his own children, he paid school fees for my siblings

Bazalaki kokende kelasi

They were going to school

L’argent de poche pe ezangaka te

Pocket money also wasn’t missing

4.  Alpatshino

Tango esika moko na moko akeyi

When each one went their own way

Akobota pe bana papa et mama

They gave birth to children

Bana wana bakobenga biso ba nani

What will those children call us?

Biso na bango biso na bango tokola esika moko te

We didn’t grow up in  the same place

Nzambee sala makambu mwasi akoleka nakati ya mokili yaweh yo pambola ah ah ah
Yaweh yo bikisa, biso bana totelenganaki

God take care of us, us your children have wandered

Mitema pasi eh

Painful heart

Mere Jacky alambi misili te

Hasn’t Mama Jacky cooked misili (green vegetable with a bitter taste which you can only eat when you are very hungry and there is no other food)

Po biso nzala eleki oh

For hunger is too much for us

Chorus

Papa et mama bondela sambela nzambe

Dad and mum plead and pray to God

Sambela balimbisa bino

Pray so that you are forgiven

Mabe bokosala boyebi te

You don’t know the bad things you are doing

Bondela sambela nzambe

Plead and pray to God

Sambela balimbisa bino

Pray so that you are forgiven

Mabe bokosala boyebi te

You don’t know the bad things you are doing

5. Alpatshino

Nzambe asala makambu na makamwisi ebele

God does a lot of great and amazing things

Yesu nkolo, Jesus

Lord Jesus

Nzambe asalaka makambu na makamwisi ebele

God does a lot of great and amazing things

Ye moko nzambe ye akela biso

The same God created us

Nzambe alingaka biso koleka ye

God loves us more than himself

Yahweh ye abosanaka bana baye te eeh

He doesn’t forget his own children

Chorus
Papa et mama bondela sambela nzambe

Dad and mum plead and pray to God

Sambela balimbisa bino

Pray so that you are forgiven

Mabe bokosala boyebi te

You don’t know the bad things you are doing

Bondela sambela nzambe

Plead and pray to God

Sambela balimbisa bino

Pray so that you are forgiven

Mabe bokosala boyebi te

You don’t know the bad things you are doing

6. (Insert correct vocalist and text)


Chorus
Papa et mama bondela sambela nzambe

Dad and mum plead and pray to God

Sambela balimbisa bino

Pray so that you are forgiven

Mabe bokosala boyebi te
You don’t know the bad things you are doing

Bondela sambela nzambe

Plead and pray to God

Sambela balimbisa bino

Pray so that you are forgiven

Mabe bokosala boyebi te

You don’t know the bad things you are doing

Papa et Mama bobosana te ke tozali bana na bino eh

Dad and Mum, don’t forget that we are your kids/children

« Last Edit: October 31, 2019, 14:05 by Cavalier Solitaire »

Manzambi94 #1 on: October 31, 2019, 16:34

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To me is a very painful song to hear for personal reasons I won't disclose. It so painful bringing memories that even reading the lyrics cause me pain anyway the album where the song wa. I think is one of the deepest album by Papa Wemba

mvulusi96 #2 on: October 31, 2019, 17:06

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RIP Alpatshino.

I think that this is the best song Alpatshino made. I wonder why most people focused on Cafe while Bokabuani was also a good song, maybe because it was on cd2 which not very good songs compared to CD1.
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Matebu #3 on: October 31, 2019, 17:38

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Ah, le capitaine de l’équipe Bulatulu. Comé Comé ...RIP. I’ve always admired his passion, whether he was singing or animating