Thursday, November 2, 2017

Tswazis featuring Adora- "Swaai" (Namibian House/Kwaito video)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams pot showcases a video of the Namibian House/Kwaito song "Swaai" by Tswazis featuring Adora.

Information about Namibia, Southwest Africa is included in this post along with information about Namibian performing artists Tswazis and Namibian performing artist Adora.

Selected comments from this YouTube video's discussion thread are also included in this post.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyright remains with their owners.

Thanks to Tswazis and Adora for their music. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publishers of this video on YouTube.
Click "Namibian music and dance" tag below for other pancocojams posts on Namibia.

"Namibia ... officially the Republic of Namibia ... is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. Although it does not border Zimbabwe, less than 200 metres of the Zambezi River (essentially a small bulge in Botswana to achieve a Botswana/Zambia micro-border) separates the two countries. Namibia gained independence from South Africa on 21 March 1990, following the Namibian War of Independence. Its capital and largest city is Windhoek, and it is a member state of the United Nations (UN), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Commonwealth of Nations....

According to the 2011 census, the most common languages are Oshiwambo (the most spoken language for 49% of households),[129] Nama/Damara (11.3%), Afrikaans (10.4%), Kavango (9%), Otjiherero (9%).[122][130] The most widely understood and spoken language is English. Both Afrikaans and English are used primarily as a second language reserved for public communication....

Namibia has the second-lowest population density of any sovereign country, after Mongolia.[114] The majority of the Namibian population is of Bantu-speaking origin – mostly of the Ovambo ethnicity, which forms about half of the population – residing mainly in the north of the country, although many are now resident in towns throughout Namibia. Other ethnic groups are the Herero and Himba people, who speak a similar language, and the Damara, who speak the same "click" language as the Nama.

In addition to the Bantu majority, there are large groups of Khoisan (such as Nama and San), who are descendants of the original inhabitants of Southern Africa. The country also contains some descendants of refugees from Angola. There are also two smaller groups of people with mixed racial origins, called "Coloureds" and "Basters", who together make up 8.0% (with the Coloureds outnumbering the Basters two to one). There is a substantial Chinese minority in Namibia; it stood at 40,000 in 2006.[115]

Whites (mainly of Afrikaner, German, British and Portuguese origin) make up between 4.0 and 7.0% of the population. Although their percentage of population is decreasing due to emigration and lower birth rates they still form the second-largest population of European ancestry, both in terms of percentage and actual numbers, in Sub-Saharan Africa (after South Africa)."...

"TSWAZIS is the hottest new House/ Kwaito duo on the Namibian music scene. We boast a wealth of lyrical skills spat over some hardcore Kasi, Hip-Hop and House beats. Watch this space..... We are coming to a venue near you!!!!

[Types of music] House / Kwaito / RnB Windhoek, NA [Namibia]

House, Kasi rap & Afro pop

Band Members

Windhoek, Namibia

Record Label
Here's a comment about this duo from the discussion thread for their video: "No Worries"
Lee Garises (2014)
"Absolutely LOVE the use of the clique based Damara language by you guys. How you have managed to make it flow is really astounding especially since it's not the easiest language to bend like this. And the sound and lyrical content...Ama dȋ kȏ há!!!!!!!!!!"

Adora, Windhoek, Namibia. ... Singer from Namibia Experienced in Jazz, Hip Hop, Afro Pop, House and many more."...

16 MAY 2012, New Era (Windhoek); Namibia: Popya With Lilani 'Adora' Kisting
By Kevin Kamati
"Sitting down with one of Namibia's rising musical gems, Adora, cannot be anything but a lifetime golden opportunity.

Born Liliani Kisting two months before the Independence of Namibia in 1990, Adora is the second last born in a family of five, consisting of three brothers and a sister..."

SHOWCASE VIDEO: Tswazis ft Adora- swaai (Official video)

CWMproductions1, Published on Mar 25, 2013

Tswazis ft Adora- swaai (Official video)
"Swaii" is an Afrikaans word that means "swing".
Selected comments from this YouTube discussion thread:

1. Senorita Briessen Christiaan
"nice video...sweet voice adora..
nice choice tswazis.."

2. Tunga Pohamba
"Tswazis all the way! Another hit"

3. Suphra Kisting
"its the Bom... ai my own cousin that adora"
"the Bom" = "The Bomb (African American Vernacular English, meaning "very good")

4. Moreen Gawanas
"Hmmmm, i like. Swaai mama."

5. Bona Wimmerth
"Well done!!!"

6. johanna frieda
"this is a hit guys"

7. shekupe januarie
"eish" -

8. Elago Tulinalyo Iipinge
"Good job, love the swaai dance move"

9.. mutshima
"wich contry please ?"

10. Salomon Shapange (2015)
"+mutshima namibia"

11. beverly batista
"Tah this song make me dance the hole day eto.............."

12. Desmond Conradie

13. Flora Uses
"hhmm speechless well done guys"

14. Sippora josephat
"am a very proud namadamara"

15. Blessing Ouma
"hi antie adora is ek cobey i loveyou and am a big fan"

16. Blessing Ouma

17. Michael Kafidi
"I am Simone, BIG fan of Adora"

18. Blessing Ouma

19. Otjinate channel
"Hi boys. i like ur dancing realy.keep it up."

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1 comment:

  1. As an African American, I'm making a conscious effort to learn more about Namibia as a result of trump's gaffe during a speech on Sept. 20, 2017 at the U.N. General Assembly in which he (probably) conflated the names "Zambia" and "Namibia" to praise the health care system of the non-existent African nation of "Nambia".

    Click for a September 21, 2017 Washington Post article entitled "How Namibia responded to Trump inventing a country called ‘Nambia’".