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Watch “What is this?” poem by Zinja and Ed

by Harold Kapindu

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”16″ display=”basic_slideshow”]Conservation Arts, a brainchild of Conservation Music global has released a Corona virus poem by Zinja and Ed.

Released on Friday, 19th June, “What is this?” is a Corona virus awareness poem done in both Chichewa and English.

The audio was produced by D-Max while the video was shot and directed by Cricky Justice of Dazzle Media.

“COVID-19 is a mystery to many of us. We have more questions than answers. Conservation Arts tries to bring to light some of the troubling questions about COVID. What is this?,” Zinja comments.

Lyrics

(Chichewa)

Anthu ena akuti ndi masiku omaliza kubwera kwachiwiri kwa mwana wamunthu/ ena akuti ndi nkhondo ya zida za science, nkhondo ya malonda, America ndi china/ ena akuti ndi tizilombo tosaoneka ndi maso Toononga chitetezo cha thupi/ ena akuti ndi 5 G nyengo za ma computer, dziko kulamulilidwa ndi makina/ ena akuti winawake anadya mleme, dziko lilibe mankhwala, lilbe katemera/

Ena akuopa kutaya moyo wawo ndi wa okondedwa wawo/ ena akuopa kufa ndi njala kamba ka lockdown/ ena ntchito achotsdwa/ ena business sikuyenda/ena aluza mwayi opita maiko akunja/ ena apeza mwayi wa ma allowance, zodabwitsa/

Ena sakudziwa chomwe chikuchitika ndichani/ ena alibe zochitika, angokhala panyumba/

Ena akupephera tsiku ndi tsiku/ ana ena atopa kusewera tsiku ndi tsiku/ ena ayamba maphunziro apa internet/ ena akudabwa mwana wa zaka zisanu aphunzira bwanji pa internet

Ena Ali ndi chisoni/ ena azunguzika bongo/ena akwiya/ena akusekelera/ anthu ena ake kwinakwake, pancake akudzifunsa chikuchitika ndi chani/ kaya ndi chani kaya koma khalani kunyumba/ samalani moyo, sambani mmanja/ talikilani anzanu/ mwina zinthu zitha kubweleranso, ngati kale/

(English)

Some say it’s the end of days, the second coming of the son of Man/ some say its biological warfare, world war three, trade war US vs China/ some say it’s a virus, not seen by human eyes, affecting immune systems/ some say it’s 5G, technological era the rise of the machines/ some say someone ate a bat, and the world has no cure, no vaccine/

Some fear for their lives and for their loved ones/ some fear that they will die of hunger due to lockdowns/ some have lost their jobs/ some have lost their businesses/ some have lost opportunities to travel/ some have found opportunities to pocket allowances am puzzled/ some have no idea what’s going on/ some have nothing going on, working from home/

Some kneel down and pray everyday/some kids are tired of playing everyday/ some people have embraced online education/ some are still wondering how a 5 year old girl can understand online lessons/

Some are sad/ some are mad/ some are angry/some are happy/ some people somewhere, somehow are still asking what is this/ whatever it is stay home, stay safe, wash your hands, distance yourself, maybe we shall get back to normal again/

Watch “What is this?” on YouTube 

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gZ9YYgKiIw[/embedyt]

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