Zumbi Zumbi Olha Zumbi

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning

Zumbi Zumbi Olha Zumbi

Author: Mestre Boa Gente

Song Lyrics

0:01 - Palmares cresce sem parar

Eng: Palmares grows non-stop

0:06 - Lavoura, mutambo cobrem a região

Eng: Crops, mutambo cover the region

0:11 - Herdeiro de ganga zumba nasceu

Eng: Heir of Gumba Zumbi was born

0:14 - Com destino traçado nas mãos

Eng: With destiny traced in the hands

0:18 - Bravo forte guerreiro

Eng: Brave strong warrior

0:22 - Deus da guerra, se fez na terra

Eng: God of war, made on earth

0:28 - A lenda de um herói

Eng: The legend of a hero

0:31 - Zumbi, Zumbi, olha Zumbi!

Eng: Zumbi, Zumbi, look at Zumbi!

0:36 - Zumbi, Zumbi, olha Zumbi!

Eng: Zumbi, Zumbi, look at Zumbi!

0:40 - Mais olha o coco lá no alto do coqueiro

Eng: Look at the coconut on top of the coconut tree

0:44 - Ganga Zumba dá um coco pra quem sobe mais ligeiro

Eng: Ganga Zumba gives a coconut to those who climb faster

0:49 - Ganga Zumba dá um coco pra quem sobe mais ligeiro

Eng: Ganga Zumba gives a coconut to those who climb faster

0:53 - Mais se tem coco no coqueiro do Quilombo

Eng: More if there is coconut in the quilombo coconut tree

0:57 - Nego sobe mais ligeiro pra dar coco ao seu amor.

Eng: Nego rises lighter to give coconut to his love.

1:02 - Nego sobe mais ligeiro pra dar coco ao seu amor.

Eng: Nego rises lighter to give coconut to his love.

1:07 - Zumbi, Zumbi, olha Zumbi!

Eng: Zumbi, Zumbi, look at Zumbi!

1:11 - Zumbi, Zumbi, olha Zumbi!

Eng: Zumbi, Zumbi, look at Zumbi!

1:16 - Palmares cresce sem parar

Eng: Palmares grows non-stop

1:20 - Lavoura, mutambo cobrem a região

Eng: Crops, mutambo cover the region

1:24 - Herdeiro de ganga zumba nasceu

Eng: Heir of Gumba Zumbi was born

1:28 - Com destino traçado nas mãos

Eng: With destiny traced in the hands

1:32 - Bravo forte guerreiro

Eng: Brave strong warrior

1:36 - Deus da guerra, se fez na terra

Eng: God of war, made on earth

1:41 - A lenda de um herói

Eng: The legend of a hero

1:44 - Zumbi, Zumbi, olha Zumbi!

Eng: Zumbi, Zumbi, look at Zumbi!

1:49 - Zumbi, Zumbi, olha Zumbi!

Eng: Zumbi, Zumbi, look at Zumbi!

1:54 - Zumbi, Zumbi, olha Zumbi!

Eng: Zumbi, Zumbi, look at Zumbi!


History and sentiment behind song

The song references Ganga Zumba, he was a slave who escaped bondage on a sugar plantation and eventually rose to the position of highest authority within the kingdom of Palmares, and the corresponding title of Ganga Zumba. Although some Portuguese documents regard Ganga Zumba as his proper name, and this name is widely used today, the most important of the documents translates the name as "Great Lord."

Zumbi was one of Ganga Zumba's nephews. Zumbi's mother Sabina was a sister of Ganga Zumba, who is said to have been the son of Princess Aqualtune, daughter of an unknown King of Kongo. It is unknown if Zumbi's mother was also daughter of the Princess, but this still makes him related to the Kongo nobility. Zumbi and his relatives are of Central African descent.


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