Edited by Azizi Powell
This pancocojams post showcases the contemporary Congolese song "Makolongulu" by DM. Selected comments from that video are also given in this post. "Makalongulu" is a contemporary dance which may be the same as or very similar to Ndombolo*.
This post is presented for linguistic, cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.
All copyrights remain with their owners.
Thanks to DM and all those who are featured in this video. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post.
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2014/07/jb-mpiana-ndombolo-sound-file.html for the 2014 pancocojams post entitled "JB Mpiana- Ndombolo (sound file, information, comments)".
Also, click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eithURv7kU for a YouTube tutorial video entitled "How to dance Ndombolo (Congolese Makolongulu Dance)"
SHOWCASE VIDEO - BM MAKOLONGULU (Music Video)
BM Official Published on Feb 1, 2016
Directed by Tolu Abimbola (@Manliketee), Filmed by Tshisz Nelson (@Tshiszlsme)
Dancers (IG): @ma_afrika_ @beauts_tee @virnaa_denters @kwakugh_ @iamfreshandy1 @unkle_kai @_iamaishaa @makuriya_xo
Selected comments from this video's discussion thread:
"What country in Africa is this from?"
Kathy Muango, 2016
Edith L'africaine, 2016
"Makolongulu #Team243 Jkiffe 👌🏾💕"
"243" is the telephone area code for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (also known as Congo Kinshasa; DRC)
Ya Ponton, 2016
"+lae u ouiiii j kiffe la chanson"
DM More Fire, 2016
"you better recognize...Only in DRC. Party zone number one"
Biz Ness, 2017
BM na lela yooo. Since this track came out, i've been listening to it.
When you need something done better do it yourself
if you listen to haters you're leaving yourself... makolongulu
yeah u know that I'm making my money myself
never see me struggle, I'm well in my health... makolongulu
everybody knows that I'll be doing alright
trynna make a living then I'll be out of sight
and you know that my kids will never be cryin'
Coz daddy's gonna show you one hell of a time... makolongulu
ahhh somoooo. bonne anne (happy new year & love u all)
I believe this is part of the lyrics of that song, after the first sentence and up to the word "ahhh".
Lei Shay, 2016
"doesn't makolo ngulu mean barefoot? Also I like this song :)"
Rose bebe, 2017
"Lei Shay yes"
nadeige ngolo, 2017
"Rose bebe no it means no shoes"
Amy Diallo, 2016
"Big up Congo🇨🇩🎉🎉"
Tecla Ndungu, 2016
"my jam 👌"
ana jau, 2017
"love you is very nice cool 😍😍😍😍😍👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👌👌👌👏👏👏👏👏👏"
Juedisha Atkins, 2017
i luv the sing but what are they saying can anybody translate for me
Biz Ness, 2017
Juedisha. It's funny. They r basically saying u fall into a problem and u get kicked away forgetting to wear ur shoes or barefoot. by ur wife, gorlfriend, parents etc... it's so funny but i really love congolese music and i never get enough of this one. Makolongulu = Barefoot
Stan Lighty. 2017
"I'm Haitian, but this reminds me so much of our music! #WeAreOne #WeAreAllConnected #AfricaUnite"
Nana Erina, 2017
"It doesn't matter what part of africa you from cuz at the end its not the language that moves ur body its the music beat/sounds...😉😘😙😗😘😍😍one love africa rise up 😍😍😍😘😗😙"
Chanel apple, 2017
"Je kiff" is French slang (from Arabic) meaning "I really like it".
El Dannie, 2017
"I dont get one word hes saying but this song still bannggss!!!!🙌🏿"
"Wetin be de meaning for this "makolongulu" sef?"
This question is written in Nigerian Pidgin English. I think it reads "What is the meaning of this word "makolongulu"?
Alison Lang, 2017
"Thanks guys for making us African proud! I love this song! One love Africa! Keep making us proud! I love everything thing about this song! The Outfits on point ☝🏽😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😘👌🏽 the continent of Africa 🔥🔥🔥❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❣️"
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