ACCAPELLA SOUTH AFRICA, August 8, 2020
There are a number of gwijos entitled "Fire". Here's a link to another one that was also published by ACCAPELLA SOUTH AFRICA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvY0N77_UtE&ab_channel=ACAPELLASOUTHAFRICA
This pancocjams post showcases a YouTube video of the South African 2019 hit amapiano song "Fire" by DJ Big Sky and Luude Deejay with Sbhanga. A YouTube example of the South African gwijo "Fire" is also included in this post. It seems clear to me that the gwijo "Fire" is based on that amapiano song.
In addition, this post presents selected comments from the discussion thread for the first showcased YouTube video.
The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.
All copyrights remain with their owners.
Thanks to Dj Big Sky x LuuDeDeejay ft Sbhanga for their musical legacy. Thanks to those who are featured in the gwijo video and thanks to all those who are quoted in this post. Thanks also to the publishers of these videos on YouTube.
(performed by Dj Big Sky x LuuDeDeejay ft Sbhanga)
Khabaribeba Khabaribeaba Fire
Khabaribeba Khabaribebaba Fire
Hebebebe Hebebebe Fire
Khabaribeba Khabaribeaba Fire
Hebebebe Hebebebe Fire
Khabar i bebaba Khabaribeaba Fire
Khabaribeba Khabaribeba Fire
Online source: https://www.amapiano.co/za/dj-big-sky-fire-amapiano-lyrics/
These are all the lyrics that were given on that page. What is the English translation for these lyrics? What else are they saying?
PANCOCOJAMS EDITOR'S NOTE
Based on the English language comments that I read in these featured YouTube discussion threads, I believe that "fire" in the title of this amapiano song and gwijo refers to "Heavenly fire".
Here's a comment from https://www.quora.com/What-is-fire-from-heaven that was written in response to the question "What is fire from heaven"?
.John Simpson, Christian, Answered December 6, 2012
"When Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18), he told them to ask their god to send fire from heaven to light a sacrifice that had been prepared. When Baal failed to respond, Elijah prayed to the Lord, who sent fire from heaven that consumed not only the sacrifice, but also the stones of the altar and the water that Elijah had poured over the sacrifice. Elijah then killed all the prophets of Baal.
On another occasion, Elijah called down fire from heaven on two different contingents of fifty soldiers each (2 Kings 1).
The expression "fire from heaven" can be used to
describe any instance in which God responds supernaturally to a believer's
-end of quote-
That said, I also believe that the comments that refer to the quality of Dj Big Sky's song "Fire" are a play on the word "fire" using the African American Vernacular English (AAVE) meaning of "something (or someone) who is very very good." Other AAVE "fire" words or symbols - "hot", "the bomb", "lit", "smoking", "dynamite", fire emoji etc.
From https://www.timeslive.co.za/tshisa-live/tshisa-live/2020-03-20-listen--that-fire-song-was-a-divine-intervention-for-dj-big-sky/ LISTEN | That 'Fire' song was a divine intervention for DJ Big Sky
Just when he was about to give up on music and being a DJ ... along came the Fire!
20 March 2020, by Chrizelds Kekana
"After having struggled to establish his name and brand in the mainstream music industry for years, a divine intervention moment catapulted DJ Big Sky to huge fame and, looking back, it came just at the right time.
If you randomly shout “Kharibibebaba Kharibibebaba” someone is most likely to reply with an enthusiastic loud “Fire!” right back at you. That is how big Big Sky's song became in Mzansi and he told TshisaLIVE that he was at a point in his life where he wanted to give up on his music career.
The song took just three hours to make and they didn't think it would be as big as it has become. A couple of weeks later every magogo, toddler and even skrrr skrrr members knew and jammed to the song.
Big Sky's theory is that the song blew up because everybody knew that the now-famous chant is from church when people pray and chant in “tongues”. The song therefore created an “amapiano church” vibe and pushed a universal message of “love your neighbour".
“Essentially, the song promotes universal love. It speaks about removing all the negativity in your life.”….
Information about the South African words "magogo and "skrrr skrrr" are given in the comment section below.
SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THE DISCUSSION THREADS FOR TWO OF THESE VIDEOS
Discussion thread #1
[This video is embedded above.[
1. Frans Kgwaxh, 2019
"25 th December 2019 ..... in Qingdao ,China
I’m in the prayer mood .... let’s pray everyone in you’re listening to khhaaaaaarararararraabiibebreaaaaa bbbbababababa "
2. Anthea, 2019
"I’m entering 2020 with this track, kabaribe baba fireee☄️💥🔥"
3. Kgosietsile Moloto, 2019
"Fire 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥song and dance of the year 🙌🏼🙌🏼"
4. F.B.I - RECORDS, 2019
"I would go to church if all songs they make it like this 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗😎😎😎😎😎"
5. Noxolo Mdlalose, 2019
"Ufs-qwaqwa campus 😍😍😍approves ☝"
6. Pius Xulu, 2019
7. Thobile mdwayi, 2019
"who ever disliked this video is the Demon we are addressing FIRE!!!!!!!"
8. Mokaolo P Mabitsela, 2019
9. Russel Mtlokwa, 2019
"Khabaribe baba khabaribe baba fire🔥
10. Lumumba Awakhe, 2019
"I know It's on fire"
"Clever idea for a song."
12. Nikiwe Titus, 2019
"What a performance ....hayi"
13. Go Nkosi, 2019
What a fire performance !!!
I don't think they will be another special moment in our South African music than this mapiano era 🔥🔥🔥
14. Bulali Rozani, 2019
"This is gospel"
15. Go Nkosi, 2019
"I can relate to this kind of gospel"
16. Sello Nkosi, 2019
"U were not supposed to mention our spiritual leader(lekganyane) nd de oder religious leaders, we wer going to aprove,(u really played with fire) but so far its a nyc song, consider as a warning"
17. moipone malebo, 2019
"Kabaripapa kabaripapa fire hepepepe hepepepe fire heeee mzansi mzansi I guess this December we are going to struggle to have the song of the year sishisa amadimoni fire I like it when everyone is speaking in tongues neh!even me myself I can speak in tongues kabaripapapa kabaripapapa fire hepepepe hepepepe hepepepe fire 😂😂😂fire fire sishisa amadimoni fire go monate mo go monate mo mzansi"
18. Boitumelo Matlala, 2020
"Church will never be the same again. Especially when people start speaking in tongues"
19. Bradley Tshidisego, 2020
"The people who disliked have Satan in them, Fire 😂😂😂🔥🔥🔥"
20. Tay Madiba, 2020
"These guys make being a Christian fun💃."
21. Maseko Romeo, 2020
"You will be praying in toungues and then you hear the beat in your mind."
22. kasikid, 2020
"@Maseko Romeo 😂😂😂😂"
23. Lindani Bhengu, 2020
"You're not serious"
24. Ndumi Xulu, 2020
25. Josh_Bradley, 2020
" @Lindani Bhengu where's anything explicit in these lyrics...you know it doesn't always have to be gospel"
26. Lindani Bhengu, 2020
" @Josh_Bradley Well they're clearly "explicitly " playing with things they should not be playing about."
27. Marcia Snyman, 2020
"Dance moves are on fire, lyrics are on fire, instruments are on fire, the artists are on fire, and the song is on fire 🔥🔥🔥🔥Fireeeeeeeee🕺"
28. Zama Biyela, 2020
"Can't stop watching this video.. performance was lit...🔥🔥🔥"
29. Hello South Africa, 2020
"Thank you Jesus for this track"
30. nolo kgole, 2020
"The dance move is fire🔥"
31. Junior Kgatitswe, 2020
"Dankie Big Sky✊😆I like how u inverted the special dance for the jam.."
32. Aggy, 2020
33. Nhlanhla Nhlapho, 2020
34. Eli Kazumba, 2020
"i can already see how this song will be sung in church during deliverance sessions."
35. Zikhona Bonase, 2020
"Fire indeed ✌✌💣"
36. Uaripi Uaurika, 2020
"I love this beat"
37. Mphiwe Zakade, 2020
38. kelvine, 2020
"The performance is better than the official video"
39. NOKWANDA JOBE, 2020
"Awwu nkosi..phuma satane...FIRE!!🔥🔥🔥
Google translate in Xhosa and Zulu to English: "O my lord..get out satan."
40. Lunga Xaba, 2020
41. zama mahlaba, 2020
"Kabaribe bapa fire 🔥🔥🔥🔥 washa satan😘😜"
42. Luyanda Ceko, 2020
"We are going hell coz wow this slaps!!!!"
43. Brian Mbayiwa, 2020
"We'll be jamming this in heaven relax fireee"
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