#WozaMoya

by Khethi

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"Elevate! Ulilate!
Saturate the air with your Spirit large!
Recollect! Reconnect! Reset the senses!
Select to advance in a trance of enlightenment!"

These words resonated loudly within, and so marked the beginning – the unravelling of the sophomore album ‘#WozaMoya.’

I worked with an incredibly talented producer Karabo “Proff” Khumalo, and got technical production support from one of JHB’s most established Afro-jazz engineers, Ian Osrin. Together, with this talented team, we made the conscious effort to plough into our culture dome, the baseline, the poetic metaphors meandering through tales offering it all up in this fantastic creation.

"A masterpiece from such a young artist, ‘Woza Moya’ the album starts with an epic saga of a song – ‘Izinyosi.’ My run in with Madala Kunene proved spiritually fulfilling and musically expanding when he presented the opening track. Runaway genius like ‘Tudo Esta Pravisto’, ‘Meandering Sounds’ and ‘It’s All Jazz’ see Khethi completely lose herself in song. They show the artists ability to control a song so tightly, whilst coming across as naturally and free as some of the worlds best improvisers. “ Red Flag

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released January 5, 2014

Executive Producer: Khethukubonga “Khethi” Ntshangase
Producer: Karabo “Proff” Khumalo.
Photographer: Thabo “Flo” Mokale for Still Skill
Recorded at Digital Cupboard Studio, South Africa
Mixed and Engineered by Ian Osrin
Mastered by Digital Cupboard
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C + P 2013 The Elevators Creative Concepts, South Africa

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Khethi Johannesburg, South Africa

Blending urban sounds with African soul on jazzy blue notes, South African-born singer Khethukubonga “Khethi” Ntshangase “afrosouljazz” sound brings to mind the soul stylings of jazz and soul connoisseurs. Her musical journey and pursuit to establish her name as a global brand is cosmic; inspired by her need to think out of the box! ... more

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Track Name: Way'khomba Lena
Way'khomba lena
Track Name: I don't Know
I don't know what I want anymore
I don't know what I'm looking for
Can't seem to find the right remedy
That will lead me to my destiny

That which I want doesn't come at all
That which I need doesn't seem to fall
Right on my lap as I make the call
To Him high above He who rules it all

Don't know now child how to go about it
Don't have a clue how to work around it
Doesn't seem right no matter how I try
I'm getting real tire somebody hear my cry

I don't know what I want anymore
I don't know what I'm looking for
Can't seem to find the right remedy
That will lead me to my destiny

That man I want doesn't come at all
He who I need doesn't seem to fall
Right on my lap as I make the call
To Him high above He who rules it all

Could it be that he be hiding
Away from me and all my loving
Silly he cause my time he wasting
I'm getting real tired

I don't know what I want anymore
I don't know what I'm looking for
Can't seem to find the right remedy
That will lead me to my destiny
Track Name: Hashivenu
hashivenu hashivenu adonai elecha
venashuva venashuva
chadesh chadesh yameinu kekedem

[Translated]
"Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD,
and we shall be turned;
renew our days as of old."
Track Name: Woza Moya
Woza moya woza
Woza moya oyingcwele, oyingcwele

Makube njalo kuze kube nguna phakade
Kuze kube nguna phakade
Track Name: Meandering Sounds
Meandering Sounds
Track Name: Treasures
These our treasures, these our treasure oh oh
So in life here we go:
We take a walk and we travel through this life
Trying to find the diamonds the riches, that which we hold dear
Wondering where to find as we make our way through time and spaces, hey

We’re building relationships, making things happen for you
Enabling yourself to find, that true destiny of yours and mine
Wondering how far it’s gonna be,
Don’t you worry about the challenges, just walk your way through.
Just walk figuring…

So I’m trynna figure out what tip I was in when I walked into this room
To deliver this song, to deliver this story about…
About PROGRESS & TIME & LETTING THINGS RISE
Bona izizwe hey ozozitshela kanjani
Beka lendaba icace, icace
Indaba zase Dar es Salaam,
Indaba zase Lilongwe
Indaba zase Harare
Nendaba zase Jozi
Indaba zase Dar es Salaam,
Indaba zase Lilongwe
Indaba zase Harare
Nendaba zase Jozi


Collecting the treasure, these footprints these are our treasures
Bona lezizwe ehhe, ozozitshela kanjani
Beka lendaba icace maAfrika
Indaba zase Dar es Salaam,
Indaba zase Lilongwe
Indaba zase Harare
Nendaba zase Jozi
Indaba zase Dar es Salaam,
Indaba zase Lilongwe
Indaba zase Harare
Nendaba zase Jozi
Track Name: Tudo esta Pravisto
Tudo está previsto (It’s written in the stars)
Você vai me amar (You will love me)
Meus olhos vão lhe enfeitiçar meu bem (My eyes will charm you)
Tudo está previsto (It’s written in the stars)
Destino não dá pra mudar, meu bem (Can’t argue with fate, my love)
Eu somente existo (My reason to exist)
Para ser a dona dos seus dias (Is to rule your life) – THIS IS WEIRD
Nosso amor vai ser (Our love will be)
Um conto de fadas (A fairy tail)
Que não vai jamais ter fim (that will never end)
Pra viver na terra (To survive in this Earth)
É preciso amor, viu (We need love, you see)
Pra viver sem guerra é preciso muito amor (To live without war we need lots of love)
Sóóóó você e eu (It’s oooooonly you and I)
Sóóóó você e eu (It’s oooooonly you and I)
Track Name: Simuntu Munye
"From the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro
He leaps into the air, he is gasping for air
Chanting out rhythms of survival
[Kilimanjaro]
I'm not sure if I'm at liberty to be telling you all these secrets and Maybe that's why I keep stuttering in this point and time
But the message is clear [WE ARE ONE]

Simuntu munye,
Sibala linye!
Noma amasiko engafani,
Lokho akusho lutho

We're a colourful people, a rich continent
That somehow continues to hold the world in a mystic trance
So let's ignite the power within,
Makukhanye ezweni,
Qhakaza muAfrika
And celebate the lines that bind us; our unity

Simuntu munye, sibala linye!
Noma amasiko engafani,
Lokho akusho lutho

Pho kunani? [uma engafani, ngoba belu]

Ngoba thina sibahle
Thina sibahle lapha eAfrika
umuntu wasekhaya lona
sibangcono uma sibonana zonk'insuku
Sithandana ngendle la esanikwa nguMdali
Thina sibahle

Simuntu munye, sibala linye!
Noma amasiko engafani,
Lokho akusho lutho

Qhakaza, qhakaza muAfrika!
Track Name: It's All Jazz
A tribute to jazz in its purest of forms;
Whether in Sophiatown with the jive
Or all the way in New Orleans big band
Supper club Copenhagen London street
It's All Jazz
Track Name: Bassline
[The intro is an imagined conversation between a dung beetle, a butterfly and an ant, as they cross a public road in the homelands]

It's this bass line that's been running through my head all day
It's this bass line of mine that paints pictures of home

And I can feel the breeze
And I can see the tribal dancing in the wind
With the drummer beating the rhythm of the land, the land.
And the ocean sand vibrates the notion that we as a people are free
In this bass line of mine memories of home, far away in a land

The sun is setting and it sits on that yellow wall
And the children play in the dust
In the valley of a thousand hills
So many beautiful trees
So much serenity
Global home of mine in its pizzazz and style and
Tranquilness...and then there's us