African Baha’i Music

1. “Maye Mngani (O Friend)” by Sanele & Xolani in siSwati

siSwati: “MAYE MNGANI! Engadzeni yenhlitiyo yakho ungatshali lutfo ngephandle kwembali yelutsandvo, nasenyoni lengumzwilili welutsandvo nenshisekokelo ungakucekisi kubambelela kwakho. Bente ligugu buhlobo bakho nalabalungile, ukubalekele kuhlobana nalababi.” – Baha’u’llah English: “O FRIEND! In the garden of thy heart plant naught but the rose of love, and from the nightingale of affection and desire loosen not thy hold. Treasure the companionship of the righteous and eschew all fellowship with ungodly.” – Baha’u’llah

2. ”Healing Prayer” by Xolani & Sanele in English

“Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance of Thee is my remedy. Nearness to Thee is my hope, and love for Thee is my companion. Thy mercy to me is my healing and my succor in both this world and the world to come. Thou, verily, art the All-Bountiful, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.” -Baha’u’llah

3. ”Nkulunkulu Wami (My God)” by Young Mbazo & the Durban Baha’i Choir – Sung in Zulu

English: “O God, my God! Attire mine head with the crown of justice, and my temple with the ornament of equity. Thou, verily, art the Possessor of all gifts and bounties.” -Baha’u’llah

4. Hallelujah Bahá’u’lláh (see YouTube for translation)

5. Congo Baha’i Youth Choir: Baha’u’llah N’uzoDum – (Baha’u’llah all the way.)

Translation of Lyrics: Chorus: Bahá’u’lláh all the way, Bahá’u’lláh all the way. And the song was so sweet and glorious, Bahá’u’lláh all the way. On my way to Eastern parts of the world. I heard a song so high. (Chorus) On my way to Western parts of the world. I heard a song so high. (Chorus) On my way to all the nooks and crannies of the world. I heard a song so high. (Chorus) King of Kings all the way. Lord of Lords all the way. I heard a song so high. (Chorus) Divine Physician all the way. The Father of the poor all the way. I heard a song so high. (Chorus)

6. Out of Africa – Baha’i Temple in Kampala by Haston and the Band (A song about the majesty of the Mother Temple of Africa)

7. “Allah-u-Abha” by Sabin & Leticia – recorded in Manzini, Eswatini in French

FRENCH: “O fils de la vision merveilleuse! J’ai insufflé en toi une parcelle de mon propre esprit afin que tu puisses être mon amant. Pourquoi m’as-tu délaissé et as-tu cherché un autre bien-aimé que moi?” -Baha’u’llah “O fils de l’homme! Glorifie ma cause, afin que je puisse te révéler les mystères de ma grandeur et t’éclairer de la lumière d’éternité.” -Baha’u’llah “O fils de l’homme! Le temple de l’existence est mon trône; purifie-le de toute chose pour que je puisse m’y installer à demeure.” -Baha’u’llah ENGLISH: “O SON OF THE WONDROUS VISION! I have breathed within thee a breath of My own Spirit, that thou mayest be My lover. Why hast thou forsaken Me and sought a beloved other than Me?” -Baha’u’llah “O SON OF MAN! Magnify My cause that I may reveal unto thee the mysteries of My greatness and shine upon thee with the light of eternity.” -Baha’u’llah “O SON OF MAN! The temple of being is My throne; cleanse it of all things, that there I may be established and there I may abide.” -Baha’u’llah

8. “Iseluleko Sami (My First Counsel)” by Young Mbazo & Friends – Durban, South Africa – Zulu

Zulu: “O, NDODANA YOMOYA! Iseluleko Sami sokuqala yilesi: Yiba nenhliziyo emsulwa, nenomusa nenokumomotheka ukuze obakho ubukhosi buhlale bungobasendulo, bungabhubhi ungunaphakade.” -Baha’u’llah English: “O SON OF SPIRIT! My first counsel is this: Possess a pure, kindly and radiant heart, that thine may be a sovereignty ancient, imperishable and everlasting.” -Baha’u’llah

9. African Choir Performing at the Opening of The Bahá’í Terraces

10. “O Son of Being” by Bakang Nakedi – Johannesburg, South Africa

“O SON OF BEING! With the hands of power I made thee and with the fingers of strength I created thee; and within thee have I placed the essence of My light. Be thou content with it and seek naught else, for My work is perfect and My command is binding. Question it not, nor have a doubt thereof.” – Baha’u’llah

11. Bahá’í community of Katyola in northwestern province (Zambia?)

12. “O Thixo” by the Joburg Baha’i Choir in Xhosa and English

13. BVL – L’opportunité de servir (baha’i’ voices of lubumbashi)-  Democratic Republic of the Congo

14. “Be a Baha’i” by the Joburg Baha’i Choir in English

Be a lamp shining forth with the light of the virtues of the world of humanity Be a Baha’i, Turn all your thoughts towards bringing joy to hearts Be a Baha’i Be illumined, Be spiritual, Be divine, Be glorious, Quickened of God Be a Baha’i You must manifest complete love And affection towards all of mankind Be a Baha’i, Be quickened of God, Be glorious Be a Baha’i ~ inspired by a quote from ‘Abdu’l-Baha

15. Usifiwe Naw Ruz – Joburg Baha’i Choir – 1st music video of the Johannesburg Baha’i Choir

16. Johannesburg Baha’i Choir singing at a celebration various songs

17. “Wasiyala (He Commanded Us)” by the Eswatini Baha’i Choir – in siSwati

[Baha’u’llah admonished us to be cautious of the tongue.] “…observe silence and refrain from idle talk. For the tongue is a smoldering fire, and excess of speech a deadly poison.” “The force of the former lasteth but for a time, whilst the effects of the latter endureth a century.” “Material fire consumeth the body, whereas the fire of the tongue devoureth both heart and soul.” – Baha’u’llah

18. O God guide me, …illumine the lamp of my heart – A Baha’i Choir Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa

“O God, guide me, protect me, illumine the lamp of my heart, and make me a brilliant star. Thou art the Might and the Powerful. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Baha

19. Bahá’u’lláh Ke – A Baha’i Choir Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa

20. “Where There is Love (Lapho kukhona uthando)” by the Durban Baha’i Choir  

English: “Where there is love, nothing is too much trouble and there is always time.” – Abdu’l-Baha Zulu: “Lapho kukhona uthando akukho okuyinkinga futhi kunesikhathi.” -Abdu’l-BahaSwahilS

21. “Ewe Umbile La Vumbe Liendalo (O Moving Form of Dust)” by Anis & Friends 

22. Re Bonye Boitumelo Ya Baha – A Baha’i Choir Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa / Sunday 16 September 2018

23.A Baha’i Choir Festival in South Africa , Johannesburg closing

24.A Baha’i Choir Festival in South Africa , Johannesburg 

 Lalala lala, 5 Choirs, 1 love

25. Modimo Ona – Baha’i Choir Festival in South Africa

26. Baha’ullah Asifiwe – Baha’i Choir Festival in South Africa

27. O God, my God, my heart’s desire /Lord my desire (English)

28. Allah’u’Abha , Baha’i Choir Festival in South Africa

29. Hâtes toi Oh Carmel, Baha’i Choir Festival in South Africa

30. Thank you, my Lord – Baha’i Choir Festival in South Africa

31. Travelling Choir in Zambia

32. Baha’u’llah Baha’u’llah Baha’u’llah Baha…..ooÖoo….. Johannesburg Baha’i Choir.]

33. South African Baha’i choir Ya Baha’u’llah

34.  East, West, South and Central Africa, France and the US. And some of the Counselors from the African Continental Board (Time to be happy is now!)

35. In Africa: As one temple rises, anticipation builds for another | BWNS – singing (Matunda, Kenya)

36. Johannesburg Bicentennial celebration of the Birth of Baha’u’llah 2017  

37. Mono Baha’i by Choral Mona 

38. Baha’i tam tam Mtema na mweko

Additional music videos from Tanzania see: Alisa Atumbe / Carmel Group