National Youth Choir Namibia

National Youth Choir of Namibia — Namibian Images & Sound

Widely celebrated for performing songs from across Namibia with young singers from diverse backgrounds, the National Youth Choir of Namibia will be a highly boring tape for many of you. It’s interesting and wonderful at times and for that we’ll focus our gaze for a moment.


National Youth Choir of Namibia Namibian Images & Sound

Side 1

National Anthem of Namibia-Namibia Land of the Brave

Nkosi sikelel i’ Afrika (Sung in Xhosa and Herero)

Ti ≠hanuba oa (Religious Nama/Damara Song)

Hare !khub ti (Religious Nama/Damara Song)

Endeni (Religious Ovambo Song)

Jesus om ‘na gwa Kalunga (Religious Ovambo Song)

Sia bonga Jesus (Religious Xhosa Song)

Tukokende (Religious Kemian Song)

Singabahamba yo tina (Xhosa Song)

Side 2

Tula Baba (Xhosa Lullaby)

Kaise !nuse hâ (Nama/Damara Song)

Sibiri (Tswana Song)

Mâse Daba Kha (Nama/Damara Song)

Omweya po (Ovambo Greeting Song)

Re Tsamaya (Traditional Tswana Song)

Salem Salem

Dumela Kaufela (Traditional Kavango Song)


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

Ben DeVriesreply
September 6, 2012 at 1:53 pm

This is anything but boring! You’ve unearthed another gem – keep up the good work!

September 6, 2012 at 10:55 pm

thanks for boring us, sometimes

September 7, 2012 at 9:33 pm

big greetings .. i am from Afro Slabs – been a long long time (years!) since i last posted – sometime soon i intend to get back into it
.. in the meantime, i am selling over 50 cassettes on a friend’s account on ebay
..most are sealed imports from within Africa, plenty of Fuji & Gospel…

most are from Nigeria … artists like..
I.K. Dairo & his Blue Spot Band
General Prince Adekunle & his Supersonic Sounds
Fela Kuti
General Kollington Ayinla
Sikiru Ayinde Barrister
Alhaji (Chief) Wasiu Alabi
K1 De Ultimate Olu Omo Of Lagos
King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal 1 (KWAM1)
Baba Suwe & his Comedy Group (Babs Omidina)

.. & gospel from ..
Kemi Olorunsogo & Emerald Gospel Singers Int’l
Good Woman Choir C.A.C. Ibadan led by D.A Fasoyin Gbakoso
Cherubim & Seraphim Church Movement
Brother Matthew Adeyemi & Heirs of God Gospel Singers
.. & many others..

from Ghana..
J.A. Adofo & City Boys
Agyaaku’s Int. Band

.. & ..

Lemzo Diamono (Congo)
Tenin Sidibe & Yoro Diallo (Mali)
Amadou Barry (Guinea)

you can check them out here .. hope there are some you (or your readers) are interested in!


September 15, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Not boring but beautiful. Thank you!

October 16, 2012 at 1:24 am

I haven’t listened to it yet so I can’t really say whether the music itself is boring but if nothing else this is the first time I’ll have heard any Namibian music and for that I thank you.

November 24, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Boring? Absolutely not…a fascinating tape of mesmerizing harmonies. Many thanks!

November 27, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Finally I see some music on here from my country of birth. This is beautiful. Did you ever post any other music from Namibia?

Many Thanks, Daniel

Brian Shimkovitzreply
November 27, 2012 at 7:22 pm

@daniel…this is the only tape from namibia i have posted! if you have any suggestions, please let me know!


December 11, 2012 at 2:48 pm

ah, that’s a shame… I asked my mum if she had any old tapes or cd’s in the loft, think she had a couple but they were both choir recordings like this


March 5, 2013 at 6:35 pm

This is NOT boring…this is WONDERFUL! Thanks for posting this….you can feel them putting their soul in the music!

March 11, 2013 at 4:57 am

One of the most beautiful traditional releases that I have listened to IN YEARS ! Thank you so much for posting it. It surely is screaming me to download ANY other material sourced from Namibia. I am amazed, will play this tons of times, it’s mesmerizing !

Stephanie Quinnreply
May 10, 2014 at 12:56 am

Not boring at all! This is great. More Namibian and Zambian music, please!

May 14, 2015 at 5:12 pm

The song ‘Tula Baba’ is a lullaby my mother used to sing to me as a small child, this is the first time I’ve ever heard a recording of it. Thank you.

July 25, 2016 at 5:56 am

Hi what is your email address please?I would like to write an article about the choir..Thanks.

Brian Shimkovitzreply
July 31, 2016 at 3:34 pm
– In reply to: vandi

Chris KanGandjireply
June 10, 2017 at 9:11 am

Sweet memories too!

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