Zumbi Zumbi Olha Zumbi

Category: Corridos

Lyrics, Translations, Music Video and Song Meaning

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Song Lyrics

00:01 - Palmares cresce sem parar

Eng: Palmares grows non-stop

00:06 - Lavoura, mutambo cobrem a região

Eng: Crops, mutambo cover the region

00:11 - Herdeiro de ganga zumba nasceu

Eng: Heir of Gumba Zumbi was born

00:14 - Com destino traçado nas mãos

Eng: With destiny traced in the hands

00:18 - Bravo forte guerreiro

Eng: Brave strong warrior

00:22 - Deus da guerra, se fez na terra

Eng: God of war, made on earth

00:28 - A lenda de um herói

Eng: The legend of a hero

00:31 - Zumbi, Zumbi, olha Zumbi!

Eng: Zumbi, Zumbi, look at Zumbi!

00:36 - Zumbi, Zumbi, olha Zumbi!

Eng: Zumbi, Zumbi, look at Zumbi!

00:40 - Mais olha o coco lá no alto do coqueiro

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

00:44 - Ganga Zumba dá um coco pra quem sobe mais ligeiro

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

00:49 - Ganga Zumba dá um coco pra quem sobe mais ligeiro

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

00:53 - Mais se tem coco no coqueiro do Quilombo

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

00:57 - Nego sobe mais ligeiro pra dar coco ao seu amor.

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

01:02 - Nego sobe mais ligeiro pra dar coco ao seu amor.

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

01:07 - Zumbi, Zumbi, olha Zumbi!

Eng: Zumbi, Zumbi, look at Zumbi!

01:11 - Zumbi, Zumbi, olha Zumbi!

Eng: Zumbi, Zumbi, look at Zumbi!

01:16 - Palmares cresce sem parar

Eng: Palmares grows non-stop

01:20 - Lavoura, mutambo cobrem a região

Eng: Crops, mutambo cover the region

01:24 - Herdeiro de ganga zumba nasceu

Eng: Heir of Gumba Zumbi was born

01:28 - Com destino traçado nas mãos

Eng: With destiny traced in the hands

01:32 - Bravo forte guerreiro

Eng: Brave strong warrior

01:36 - Deus da guerra, se fez na terra

Eng: God of war, made on earth

01:41 - A lenda de um herói

Eng: The legend of a hero

01:44 - Zumbi, Zumbi, olha Zumbi!

Eng: Zumbi, Zumbi, look at Zumbi!

01:49 - Zumbi, Zumbi, olha Zumbi!

Eng: Zumbi, Zumbi, look at Zumbi!

01:54 - 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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