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Jambo Bwana – Hello Mister

The Mutheu Sisters from Kenya share a local traditional song, welcoming us all to Kenya!

“Jambo Bwana” (in Swahili “Hello Mister”) is one of the best internationally-known Kenyan pop songs. It was first released in 1982 by Kenyan band “Them Mushrooms”.

The song is used in today’s scenario by Kenyans as a welcome song to guests, mostly tourists from around the world.  Upon arrival in Kenya from a foreign land one cannot miss to hear this song being sang to them by a group of people. It has become the nation’s way of telling the people out there welcome to the land of no worries. “Kenya yetu hakuna matata” – Our Kenya has no worries”

Lyrics

Jambo
Jambo Bwana
Habari gani, mzuri sana
Wageni wakaribishwa
Kenya yetu  hakuna matata

Kenya nchi yetu
Hakuna matata
Watu ni wazuri
Hakuna matata

Tunawapenda
Hakuna matata

English Translation

Hello
Hello sir
How are you, very good
Visitors are welcome to our country
Kenya the land of no worries

Kenya is our country
It has no worries
The people are good
It has no worries

We love you all
We have no worries

 


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