Zumbi Morreu

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning

Song Lyrics

0:04 - Zumbi morreu morreu

Eng: Zumbi died died

0:09 - Morreu por traição

Eng: Died for treason

0:11 - Ele fugiu da senzala

Eng: He fled the Senzala

0:14 - Para a luta meu irmão

Eng: To fight my brother

0:17 - Zumbi morreu morreu

Eng: Zumbi died died

0:21 - Morreu por traição

Eng: Died for treason

0:24 - Ele fugiu da senzala

Eng: He fled the Senzala

0:27 - Para a luta meu irmão

Eng: To fight my brother

0:32 - O seu quilombo foi criado

Eng: Your Quilombo was created

0:34 - De salvação o batizou

Eng: Salvation of the baptized

0:37 - Onde negro era gente

Eng: Where black people were

0:39 - E sentia menos dor

Eng: And felt less pain

0:41 - Zumbi morreu morreu

Eng: Zumbi died died

0:46 - Morreu por traição

Eng: Died for treason

0:49 - Ele fugiu da senzala

Eng: He fled the Senzala

0:51 - Para a luta meu irmão

Eng: To fight my brother

0:54 - Zumbi morreu morreu

Eng: Zumbi died died

0:59 - Morreu por traição

Eng: Died for treason

1:01 - Ele fugiu da senzala

Eng: He fled the Senzala

1:04 - Para a luta meu irmão

Eng: To fight my brother

1:09 - Sua mãe ele deixou

Eng: His mother left him

1:11 - Com a dor no coração

Eng: With the heartache

1:14 - Por saber que ela iria

Eng: Knowing she would

1:16 - Sofrer na escravidão

Eng: Suffer in slavery

1:19 - Zumbi morreu morreu

Eng: Zumbi died died

1:23 - Morreu por traição

Eng: Died for treason

1:26 - Ele fugiu da senzala

Eng: He fled the Senzala

1:29 - Para a luta meu irmão

Eng: To fight my brother

1:31 - Zumbi morreu morreu

Eng: Zumbi died died

1:36 - Morreu por traição

Eng: Died for treason

1:38 - Ele fugiu da senzala

Eng: He fled the Senzala

1:41 - Para a luta meu irmão

Eng: To fight my brother

1:46 - Só depois de muito tempo

Eng: Only after a long time

1:48 - Que veio acontecer

Eng: that came to happen

1:51 - O quilombo foi traido

Eng: The Quilombo was betrayed

1:53 - E Zumbi a falecer

Eng: And Zumbi died

1:55 - Zumbi morreu morreu

Eng: Zumbi died died

2:00 - Morreu por traição

Eng: Died for treason

2:03 - Ele fugiu da senzala

Eng: He fled the Senzala

2:06 - Para a luta meu irmão

Eng: To fight my brother

2:08 - Zumbi morreu morreu

Eng: Zumbi died died

2:13 - Morreu por traição

Eng: Died for treason

2:15 - Ele fugiu da senzala

Eng: He fled the Senzala


History and sentiment behind song

The song is about Zumbi who is regarded in Afro-Brazilian culture as a powerful symbol of resistance against the enslavement of Africans in the colony of Brazil.

Zumbi was also known as Zumbi dos Palmares he was Brazilian of Kongo/Angola origin and a Quilombola leader. He was the last of the Kings of the Quilombo of Palmares, a settlement of Afro-Brazilian people who had liberated themselves from enslavement in that same settlement (present-day state of Alagoas, Brazil). Zumbi became an icon for his own people, and some believed that he was part human and part God, that he was inhabited by African minds of Orixás. It is in 1694 that commanders Domingos Jorge Velho and Vieira de Mello, supported by powerful artillery, carried a destructive assault on Palmares. After valiant fighting, Zumbi, seriously wounded, was forced to flee into the jungle. On November 20, 1695, Zumbi is betrayed by a general of the Quilombo, named Antônio Soares who had been tortured and revealed where Zumbi was hiding. Once found, Zumbi was stabbed in the stomach and killed by the Portuguese army in the Serra Dois Irmãos.

Zumbi once said : "The one who doesn’t want to be a slave is not scared of dying"


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