Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Shakira Feat. Freshly Ground - Waka Waka

In my recent post, I ask to you about the meaning of "Waka Waka", right?? Finally, I know that meaning.

In this song you will find the unusual word like Waka Waka, Tsaminamina, zangalewa and many more. I will tell to you all about this.

1. Waka Waka means do it/do the job – as in perform a task. Waka is pidgin language meaning walk while working.
2. Tsaminamina means come.
3. Tsaminamina Zangalewa means who asked you to come?

4. Waka means it is mine.
5. Zambo means wait.
6. Anawa means I did/ Yes I
7. Y vamos por Todo means and we are on the whole (dan kita berada di seluruh)

I think Shakira make this song because she got the inspiration from a song in 1986. The original song is titled "Tsamina" or "Zangaléwa" by a makossa group from Cameroon called Golden Sounds, who were beloved throughout the continent for their silly dances and costumes. The song was such a hit for Golden Sounds that they eventually changed their name to Zangaléwa, too. Most of the Band members themselves being former soldiers produced the song as a tribute to African soldiers (known as skirmishers or irailleurs) who fought in Second World War.

The song is still used today by soldiers, policemen, boy scouts, sportsmen and their supporters, usually during training or for rallying.

Waka Waka is still a popular Cameroonian marching song. The song is also popular in Colombia where it is known as "The Military" having been brought to the country by West African DJ's. This popularity is surely revived by the voice of Colombian Shakira.

The relevance of Waka Waka to football is that the game is often synonymous with doing battle. This historic 19th FIFA World Cup is also a victory for the African Continent since it is the first time in the history of the tournament that the games are held on African soil. The 2010 World cup may be hosted in South Africa but musical collaborations stem from the entire continent including the hit Waving Flag by Somali born K'naan.

I've got some inspiration too from this song, like the word that said "the pressure is on, you feel it, but you've got it all, believe it". Uh! that was so inspiring me!!!! Although you feel the heavy pressure just believe that you had it all to pass through the pressure. Just believe you can do it!!!.

This is the rest of the words that inspiring me so much :
1. "When you fall get up"
2. "This is your moment, No hesitations"
3. "If you get down, Get up"
4. "Today’s your day, I feel it, You paved the way, Believe it"
5. "Listen to your god, This is our motto, Your time to shine, Don't wait in line"

Enjoy the video and the lyric..... ^^

You’re a good soldier
Choosing your battles
Pick yourself up
And dust yourself off
And back in the saddle

You’re on the frontline
Everyone’s watching
You know it’s serious
We’re getting closer
This isn't over

The pressure is on
You feel it
But you’ve got it all
Believe it

When you fall get up
Oh oh…
And if you fall get up
Oh oh…

Tsamina mina
Cuz this is Africa

Tsamina mina eh eh
Waka Waka eh eh

Tsamina mina zangalewa
Anawa aa
This time for Africa

Listen to your god
This is our motto
Your time to shine
Dont wait in line
Y vamos por Todo

People are raising
Their Expectations
Go on and feed them
This is your moment
No hesitations

Today’s your day
I feel it
You paved the way
Believe it

If you get down
Get up Oh oh…
When you get down
Get up eh eh…

Tsamina mina zangalewa
Anawa aa
This time for Africa

Tsamina mina eh eh
Waka Waka eh eh

Tsamina mina zangalewa
Anawa aa

Tsamina mina eh eh
Waka Waka eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa

Source from : Waka Waka 1 & Waka Waka 2
Lyric taken from and video from

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