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Saturday, 29 May 2021

Pambazuko_Studio Solo Version Douglas Ogutu


Yali10 ended in a spectacular way with acts of entertainment from talented alumni. We are priviledged to have our very own Douglas Ogutu gracing the stage. This beautiful tune lightened up spirits in the culmination of the Five-Day event. He says it is a major project coming soon as the official video will be unvailed. We hope you'll enjoy his performance, from Dowe Music Studio.

Sunday, 9 May 2021

WAVES_SRHR (MY DEMAND) Cynthia Nakhumicha

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

UNDER18 LYRICS

Download Under18 Mp3 


Hello, Our Facebook page is live for the whole week and we can't keep calm. The poster below will give you a hint of the activities as we focus on the recently released JITUME TU album. Track number #1 of the album is known as UNDER18  which is the theme song of this year's second edition of Art4Leadership. Stay tuned as we will bring you all the news concerning the events right here. For now, to get the audio of the songs check out these links: Under18 on Boomplay or Under18 on Mdundo

Here are the lyrics with the translated version of the Swahili parts right below.

Heshima ni kitu muhimu msee

Kuchanganya akili za Watoto na pesa ujinga mzee

Kila mtu ameumbwa kuishi vyema kufuaulu aisee

Tunakuza kizazi, unawatega na viazi

Bado hawana mizizi, unawafanya wazazi

Unabeba uchizi, tutakuliza machozi

Ukitaka kufanya tizi, wachana rika hizi

You’re messing up with a brighter future,

Shaping failures, grooming haters

Drowning dreamers, killing leaders

Blinding mentors, wasting purpose

Their future now is bleak, they’re becoming weak

We won’t let you freak; we see you in the dark,

We give you a serious break, you’re never of the hook

Usiguse mtoto huku, we will hunt you down

We will hunt you down, we will hunt you down

 

Under 18, Wacha wasome!!

 

Mzazi pia nisikize bana,

Tunajua una mihela ama huna nd’o unasaka sana

Watoto wanafunzwa na ulimwengu tukilaumiana

Kazi yako ofisi, maanake uko busy,

Mtoto ana tetesi, huna hajana kesi,

Nje kuna mafisi, na mioto kama pasi

Tenga muda kiasi, mtoto aisle risasi

You brought them here, they didn’t apply,

Hear them cry, asking why,

Mama’s away, where’s my daddy

Hear them pray, come and stay

Who will be their guide, moving through the tide

Please take a stand, take away the cloud

They are not rude, just a little scared

Mzae keti rada, life is tough on them

Life is tough on them, life is tough on them

Under 18, Wacha wasome!!

Vipi brother sister nipe dakika moja

Life haina spare nd’o maana leo nimekuja

Jifunze kusema No, kujiwaste hakuna haja

Mwili unawake, shida zinakusaka

Raha ikishika, ni noma kukutoka

Presha inakusuka, mabeste wakikuteka

Ukitulia wanakucheka, but Mungu anakutaka

Ujana ni moshi, this will end

Stand your ground, build your brand

I’ll hold your hand, I’ll be your friend

If you want to trend, si lazima u blend

This is your time to grow,

18 and below, deterimines where you’ll go

I’m talking to you hello, there’s a better tomorrow

Haya Maisha ni yako, make your choices wise

Make your choices wise, make your choices wise

 


Under Eighteen, Wacha wasome,

Under Eighteen, Wacha wasome,

Under Eighteen, Wacha wasome

Under Eighteen, Wacha wasome


Translated Sections

Verse1: Warning to the public

Respect is an important thing pal

Confusing children with money is foolishness old folk

Everybody has been created to live well and succeed

We are raising a generation, you ensnare them with fries

They have no roots yet you’re making them parents

You’re making us fools we’ll make you shed tears

If you want to exercise, leave this age-set alone

You’re messing up with a brighter future,

Shaping failures, grooming haters

Drowning dreamers, killing leaders

Blinding mentors, wasting purpose

Their future now is bleak, they’re becoming weak


We won’t let you freak; we see you in the dark,

We give you a serious break, you’re never of the hook

Do not touch a child here we will hunt you down.

We will hunt you down, we will hunt you down

 

Verse2: To the parents

Parent listen to me too

We know you’re loaded with money or are searching for it a lot

Children taught by the world while we play blame games

Your work is in office, meaning you’re very busy

The child has a complaint, you’ve no time for the case

Outside are hyenas and fire like a hot iron box

Spare some little time, lest the child suffer the bullet

You brought them here, they didn’t apply,

Hear them cry, asking why,

Mama’s away, where’s my daddy

Hear them pray, come and stay

Who will be their guide, moving through the tide

Please take a stand, take away the cloud

They are not rude, just a little scared

Parent beware, life is tough on them,

Life is tough on them, life is tough on them

Chorus

Hello brother sister give me one minute

Life has no spare that’s why i’ve come

Learn to say no there’s no need wasting yourself

The body is on fire, troubles are looking for you

When merry engulfs you it’s very hard to escape

Pressure is mounting, friends are holding you hostage

If you deny they laugh at you but God still wants you

Youthfulness is like smoke, this will end,

Stand your ground, build your brand

I’ll hold your hand, I’ll be your friend

If you want to trend, you don’t have to blend in

This is your time to grow,

18 and below, determines where you’ll go

I’m talking to you hello, there’s a better tomorrow

This is your life, make your choices wise,

Make your choices wise, make your choices wise

Download Under18 track

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Wednesday, 7 April 2021

BowDown

So much is going on and it is very easy to get puffed up in the anguish and despair. However, in this song, we are reminded of the Majestic nature of the creature in making all of us. The author takes time to marvel at the creation and Christ's redemptive work at the cross. We hope you enjoy as much as your spirit is lifted. Stay safe, keep calm.

Saturday, 16 January 2021

THANK GOD FOR OLIVER MTUKUDZI

I have been unwell for about two weeks and I'm happy that I'm getting better. Those two weeks have been disturbing especially for this one reason. I couldn't sing! See, my hip-hop album was set for release this mid weekend of January. However, my voice couldn't perform as expected to refine the audio tracks. We've put the project on hold till when I'm fully recovered.

However, something happened yesterday! My friend (Stevie Emanuel) and I went to Sarova Lion Hill Hotel to audition for future performances from Dowe Music Band. You know, that's how artistes pitch- by showcasing. We had two jams that we planned to perform. Purely instrumental. But as we conversed with the hospitable Manager, Mr. Geoffrey, we realised the environment  was different from the places we'd been planning from (a post on Studying your audience will be up soon). 

He took us to the open space where we'd be auditioning. Then suggested we first perform individually before doing our duet. I found this very wise: I'm sure you've ever seen a group performing and realized there's one or two who seem to be joyriding as others do the work. He had to verify our synchrony. After the pieces, a couple of visitors had us play from a far and requested us to redo Oliver Mtukudzi's Todii. As we moved closer to them, that's when I realized by the way! I had been singing like my voice never had an issue. It's the beginning of the year and I can only say, better days are here with us. I'm glad the voice is improving and even though I feel a little weak, I am healed. I don't know when I heard the tune Todii first but the vibe it carries is just amazing. I don't remember any gig I have attended without playing that intro riff even if not on stage. My prayer is that God will equip me to touch nations with the music and arts as He wills. I hope you enjoy. Stay in touch, you might see us on your stage soon!

Monday, 4 January 2021

STUDENT OF THE YEAR!


 

Optimism, hope, a longing for a brighter sun is what engulfed the whole world, perhaps even the entire universe as we counted the dragging days of 2020. You could see the empty streets mid March, thinking it would only take a few weeks then we'd be back. October, November, December 1st...11th...21st...31st curfews were still on. Thankfully, we can now say this in past tense. Even though the virus is still among us, our resilience has paid off. The cautiousness has helped us curb the menace. We are not afraid, and we shall overcome. Yes, even though we mourn the loss of loved ones, decry the loss of jobs and curse the disruption of our economy, we are standing tall to this giant, ready for a fruitful 2021 against all odds, HAPPY NEW YEAR! There are BETTER DAYS ahead!

Our physical lessons were interrupted as the students had to travel home due to restrictions. Thankfully, a few would be comfortable to continue with the virtual lessons. However, things were never the same or as thriving as we had envisioned while we were doing a post like this last year. The paradox though is that this is the year we have done more especially on the output of the Music Production as well as increasing our visibility. Our social Media handles are doing well as we get more inquiries from potential clients. For all your comments, clicks, following and support in whichever way, we want you to know that we are grateful and that you matter to us. Thank you.

Well, this post is about recognizing our outstanding student. The disclaimer is that all our students are always great, and for this year, they formed a great support team through their hard-work the zeal to know more, submitting assignments despite the challenges we experienced. Below is a conversation we had with our Student of the year, Tina Kasia- an accountant by profession.

Which Instrument did you learn?

Tina: Guitar

Why did you choose the above instrument?

Tina: A general interest. Sounds great.

How did you come to choose DMA?

Tina: I found the lessons to be ideal and class schedules are very flexible.

What can you say about our mode of instruction?

Tina: Professional and friendly.

Were your expectations met? 

Tina: Yes

Explain

Tina: I had been longing to play the guitar from a professional point of view. The training has aligned my skill.

Share any general comments for our readers

Tina: The instructor is very professional and has a yearning to teach. Makes you feel comfortable.

 

We applaud Tina for the award, and we'll be glad to give her a full set of new acoustic strings plus a guitar cable upon her certification.

As the new  unfolds, remember that you're never alone. We'll be here bringing you great tunes, fabulous lessons, inspirational stories as well as leadership captions. WE ARE TOGETHER IN THIS!!