Mahlori Ya Londolozi
- MAHLORI YA LONDOLOZI
“The Wonders of Londolozi” - this song extols the experience of visiting Londolozi Game Reserve as well as the exposure to a vast array of marvellous and impressive flora and fauna.
This is a traditional, zealous welcome song. It bespeaks the warmest of hospitality; assuring of a rich animal kingdom, including the “Big Five”.
- TINGHALA HI BOHILE
“The Lions are Restrained” - this is also a welcome song. Guests are assured of the utmost hospitality and tranquillity, in the company of lions who are their neighbours.
- KU SASEKA KA TINYELETI
“The Glittering Beauty of the Stars” - the glorious sun, bright moon and glittering stars in the South African sky manifest the holiness and greatness of God.
- THE LIMPOPO TRANSFONTIER PARK NO.1
This song celebrates the trans-national park which is a joint venture of Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa.
“Yingwe” is the Shangaan word for Leopard - This is Londolozi Game Reserve’s totem. Solitary, strategic, self-sufficient and territorial. Graceful and great to behold: hunting, killing or just relaxing.
- MHISI YI RILELA MARHAMBU
“The Hyena is Crying for Bones” - This song is about the hyena, a scavenger crying for bones (the remains) in the wake of a kill by more daring predators.
This song plays on the Shangaan onomatopoeia depicting the jumping or springing of the springboks and impala. The greater beauty is the musicality of it all.
- THE ELEPHANT
This song depicts the elephant, one of the biggest mammals, its majestic assured but somewhat awkward walk. The message is cast into sharp focus by contrasting the elephant with the hare. The urge to return to Londolozi is irresistible.
- THE LIMPOPO TRANSFONTIER PARK NO.2
This song celebrates the large co-operative game park encompassing land from Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa. The main attraction is the “Big Five”: lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino.The bird variety, vegetation and luxurious lodges complete the attraction.
- NYARHI YA NTIMA
“The Black Buffalo” - this song extols the menace and ferocity of the black buffalo and exhorts humans to leave it alone to live in the tranquility of its natural wild environment.
Black and white stripes, freshness and apparent strength, are features to marvel at when beholding the beauty of the zebra.
- LOOK AT THE BIRDS
The song is about the biblical injunction, admonishing humans to trust in God; just as the birds seem to not worry about where their next meal will come from.
- VULTURES IN CIRCLES FLY
The song applauds the majestic flight of the vultures which do so before they pounce on a carcass. Sharp beaks and strong claws are their “utensils”.
“Harmony” - Harmony is key to successful relationships and teamwork: in families, communities, nations and international relations. Through harmony wars are won, sporting teams triumph and bountiful harvests are realised. Success in all human endeavours is predicated in harmony.
God’s care and love for humanity are praised. The songster maintains that without God’s loving care all amounts to nothing.
You can access this album on the following online platforms: