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MAKANDA at the End of Space, the Beginning of Time

by Pierre Kwenders

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released September 8, 2017

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Pierre Kwenders Montreal, Québec

This is Afro-Canadian Pierre Kwenders’ second album. His single Sexus Plexus Nexus dropped June 20th & was featured on Pitchfork. He’s often collaborated with DJ Windows98 (Win Butler) & recently he supported Arcade Fire at their annual fundraiser for the charity Kanpe. His first album, out in 2014, earned a JUNO nod & was Polaris longlisted. His first single Mardi Gras is a fan-favorite at shows. ... more

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Track Name: Bittersweet Mornings (feat. Fly Guy Dai)
Maloba na yo elekaki sukali
Kasi na tongo ekomaki pe ngayi
Na kokoka te kokanga mvula
Tika ekweya, tika ekweya
Tika nga na tiya tolo po motema na nga
Motema na nga

Motema na nga omemi ah eh ah eh
Motema na nga osundoli
Fololo yango

Fololo yango ya bolingo

Bomengo eza se moko
Kasi ba pasi eyaka na ba nzoto ebele
Zabolo, Zabolo, Zabolo
Azalaka na motema te
Na kokoka te kokanga mvula
Tika ekweya, tika ekweya

I'll always remember the taste of your lips
The way the beads move from the dip on your hips
Flower in your locks and honeybee scent
I'm a fiend for the crack with the rocks you get hit
I'd do it again if my time permitted
For now, dream of me sweat get it wetted
I can't help it, baby, I make love for fun
My life is like a car crash, I hit it and run
My romance is a trance forever embedded
So I'll see you on a guest list soon, I bet it
’Til then let's cyberspace and blow kisses
Get Cupid to shoot you my thoughts while l listen
To you play it, like I play my mbira
I love ’em all when I see them
In coconuts, that’s how I treat ’em
One night’s all it takes to keep them
You’re forever my love when I see ya
Forever my love when I see ya

Motema na nga omemi ah eh ah eh
Motema na nga osundoli
Fololo yango
Fololo yango ya bolingo
Track Name: Woods of Solitude
Na tamboli na butu
Kasi na moni te
Na lamuki na tongo
Makambo ebongwami
Liloba ya Nzambe
Ngai na yoki te
Kasi bopengwami
Ngai na lingi te

Ba koloba ba kosala

Moto makasi pe eleki nga
Ata bo boyi, ngai na kotika te
Limbisa nga moninga, soki na lingi te
Kolanda nzela wana bo ponaki

Ba koloba ba kosala
Bango ba bengi yawe
Na bo kotita mokili yawe
Je vous en supplie
Botika ngai eh eh

Mokobo moyindo
Kasi bongo moyindo te
Ya nga motema eyebi nzela
Nayebi na nga makambo ya mokili te
Manso na kosala bo tia nga tembe te
Nayebi ata na pasi na kozala n’elikya
Lokumu ya mokili eza na suka te
Limbisa nga moninga, soki na lingi te
Kolanda nzela wana bo ponaki

Ba koloba ba kosala
Bango ba bengi yawe
Na bo kotita mokili yawe
Je vous en supplie
Botika ngai eh eh
Track Name: La La Love (feat. Kae Sun & Tanyaradzwa)
Gara neni mudiwa
Ndoda iwe chete

Tongo butu pokwa
Motema na nga eponi se yo
Tongo butu pokwa
Ba ndoto na nga eza se ya yo

Basala ba zuwa, bayina ko yina
Balingi na tika, na kotika te
Basala ba zuwa, bayina ko yina
Balingi na boya, na koboya te

Botika nga na vanda
Botika nga na linga
Nazwi ya nga motema
Nazwi ya nga moninga

I can tell you to go (x2)
But I want you to stay
I can tell you to go (x2)
But I want you to stay

There you go / La la love
The one I love / La la love
Can’t let you go / La la love
You that I want / La la love
La la la la / La la love

Someday I’ll swing by you
I’m not looking at your postcards, try to go the whole way with this
Try to go the long way
For love, love, la la
I’m not looking at your postcards, try to go the whole way with this
Try to go the long way

There you go / La la love
The one I love / La la love
Can’t let you go / La la love
You that I want

I can tell you to go (x2)
But I want you to stay
I can tell you to go (x2)
But I want you to stay

Na leli
Yoka ngai mawa
Na boyi
Otika ngai awa

There you go / La la love
The one I love / La la love
Can’t let you go / La la love
You that I want
Track Name: Makanda (feat. Palaceer Lazaro & SassyBlack)
At the end of space
The beginning of time
Esika embandaka
Esika pe ekosuka

Bo koluka nzela ya bomengo
Kasi mosala bo kosalaka te
Basi baluka nzela ya libala
Kasi bolingo ba koyebaka te
Ba koloba makambo eleki eh
Boya makombo eyi minene

Run, run, run
Kima, Kima, Kima

Moninga soki olingi, kolemba te
Ya rien de pire que l'abandon
Soki pe ba pasi, kolela te
Ya rien de pire than giving up
Ata baboyi, ko lemba te
Ya rien de pire than giving up
Soki pe banguna baye, kokima te
Ya rien de pire than giving up
Mbala liboso mbala mibale mbala misato
Komita te

Run, run, run
Kima Kima Kima

I wake up with the plan, gripping bands, mind expand
Fly to foreign lands, getting cake with all my mans
What's the recipe, Chef a key, Mack a fee, Jackin’, trappin’ D
These facts are stated by the G, who made it gambling to believe my style is ice
Passion played precise, manage risk with rolling dice
Ideas pronounced, instincts flaunted
Cream separates clowns from who really on it
Slinging sonnets place you in the style gauntlet
Them setbacks reveal how bad you really want it
I'm there when the sparks fly
Riding golden dragons
Thinking lavish, steaming cabbage, dreaming savage
Never average, to the victor go the spoils
To the hustle loyal, if you want to kick it royal

Run, run, run
Kima Kima Kima

Run, run, run
Run
Lift yourself up
Give in to fate
See it through at any rate
Stay focused
Don’t procrastinate
Release, relax, elevate
Elevate
Don’t complicated
Embrace your fate
Refuse to turn away (x2)
Run

You got to go through to get to it
You can’t just show it
You must prove it

Run, run, run
Kima kima kima
Track Name: Rendezvous
Salela mokili mwa yo lolenge moto oyo
Bomoyi bwa seko bipesamela ye akosala;
Salela tango epesameli yo lolenge moto oyo
Ayebi ete lobi mokolo mwa liwa na ye ekoya

Motema na yo, esengi ngai (x2)
Na mem'o kuna (x2)
Esika yango (x2)
T'avais bien compris,
N'avais pas menti
Je te comblerai
De p’tites surprises
Paris ville d’amour. Je t’emmènerais (x2)

Un rendez-vous à Paris
Un rendez-vous à Paris
Un rendez-vous à Paris
Un rendez-vous à Paris

Rendez-vous, Paris
Tout nous est permis
Retour Montréal
Folie à Moonshine
Tokoma na Kinshasa
Ambiance esukaka te
Sango ekoma pe kuna
Ba rendez-vous na Paris
Paris ville-amour, je t’emmènerais
Paris vit d’amour, je t’emmènerais (x2)

Un rendez-vous à Paris
Un rendez-vous à Paris
Un rendez-vous à Paris
Un rendez-vous à Paris

Dis-moi si tu veux
Je te montrerais
Des bisous, mon chou
T'en auras partout
Eza limkambo'a Kobanga te
Bolinga na nga ekosila te
Simba loketo, lembisa nzoto
Yaka to kende kuna

Aza bolingo, nzele fungola motema
Motema ekokima te
Simba loboko, kitisa motema
Yaka to kende kuna, Paris
Paris vit d'amour, je te montrerais (x2)

Un rendez-vous à Paris
Un rendez-vous à Paris
Un rendez-vous à Paris
Un rendez-vous à Paris
Track Name: Sexus Plexus Nexus
Na koloba na yo, nako yebisa yo
Nako kabela yo, motema na ngai

Pesa nga bisou
Moke sur le cou
Un french un peu fou
Le monde est à nous

Fais-moi des bisous
C’est bien qu’on s’en fout
Des câlins partout
Le monde est à nous

Na koloba na yo, nako yebisa yo
Nako kabela yo, motema na ngai

Sexus Plexus Nexus, we can do it all night
Sexus Plexus Nexus, we’re gonna make it all right

Na koloba na yo, nako yebisa yo
Nako kabela yo, motema na ngai

Bisous, on s’en fout
Vas-y tire un coup
Là-bas tout en dessous
Le monde est à nous

Simba nga awa
Mokusa moke
Tia nga mwa tendresse
Lembisa nzoto
Na lala moke
Na maboko na yo

Sexus Plexus Nexus, we can do it all night
Sexus Plexus Nexus, we’re gonna make it all right

Simba nga awa
Mokusa moke
Tia nga mwa tendresse
Lembisa nzoto
Na lala moke
Na maboko na yo
Track Name: Welele
Soki bomoni moto akoleka na nzela
Bo bonga te
Tango ako yebisa bino likambo oya ye
Bo yoka ye
Loba likambo to yoka
Sanola lisolo to yoka
Bakisa mwa toli
To landa'ngo
Loba likambo na yo to yoka
Sanola lisolo to yoka

Ba tata ba mama balobi bana
Toyoka likambo'ango
Ba yaya ba leki balingi kaka
Kolanda bisengo'ango

Batata ba mama, welele
Ba yaya ba leki, welele
Ba noko ba kok, welele
Bilenge ba kolo, welele

Mwasi kitoko alingi kobina
Botika ye
Tala loketo esiemba, nzoto pepele
Bata maboko
Beta lindanda to yemba
Bakisa mbonda pe to bina
Mongongo na yo pe to yoka
Beta lindanda to yemba
Bakisa mbonda to bina
Mongongo na yo pe to yoka

Ba tata ba mama balobi bana
Bobeta mabiko'ango
Ba yaya ba leki balingi kaka
Ko bina banzembo’ango

Batata ba mama, welele
Ba yaya ba leki, welele
Ba noko ba koko, welele
Bilenge ba kolo, welele

Toza bana’a Kin
Welele
Toza bankonzi ya ville
Oyaye
Welele welele, Oye! (x2)
Biso te bango te, Oye! (x2)
Welele welele, Oye (x2)
Toza bana ya Kin
Welele
Toza bankonzi ya ville
Oyaye
Welele welele, Oye! (x2)
Biso te bango te, Oye! (x2)
Welele welele, Oye (x2)

Ah esengo, Welele
Ah ya biso bolingo, Welele
Ba mama na biso,Welele
Batata na biso, Welele
Ba nzele kitoko, Welele
Ba yaya monzele, Welele
Ambiance à gogo, Welele
Kadi Tshibangu, Welele
Hussein Kalonji, Welele
Kalongo Kalongo, Welele
Princess Madoki, Welele
Nkanda Mpoyi, Welele
Babichou Kassangana, Welele
Mutombo Dikembe, Welele
Hadi Mutobola, Welele
Kabongo Kalongo, Welele
Mbuyi Mulumba, Welele
Tutu Kanyinda, Welele
Mukulu Felicien, Welele
Jo bear Kabeya, Welele
Bita Kankwende, Welele
Ba mama na biso, Welele
Batata na biso, Welele
Ba nzele kitoko, Welele
Track Name: Zonga (feat. Tanyaradzwa)
Na kanisaki na kobala yo
Baboti bayo ba yebaki nga
Bolingo na biso ebandaki na kelasi
Tolonganaki koleka mwamba na mikate

Ah, bolingo okeyi
Ah, zonga (x2)

Tafamba rwendo rwoupenyu
Uri kure, kumhiri yemakungwa
Wakandisiya ukati uchadzoka
Ukati bhebhi mira gore roga
Ah, ndakakumirira
Ah, hauna kudzoka

Na sali nini yango
Na bomi nani yango
Nzonga (x3)
Yaka (x4)
Zonga
Zonga
Yaka (x2)

Dzokawo mudiwa
Ndiwe wandinoda
Rudo rwangu raruperi
Haruperi rudo rwangu
Rudo rwangu harumboperi

Zonga, Cherie
Yaka, Cherie
Zonga, Cherie
Yaka, Cherie
Na sali nini yango
Na bomi nani yango
Nzonga (x3)
Yaka (x4)
Zonga
Zonga
Yaka (x2)
Na sali nini yango
Na bomi nani yango

Dzoka, bhebhi ye (x2)
Dzoka, mudiwa (x2)

Rudo rwako haruperi
Haruperi rudo rwako
Track Name: Tuba Tuba
Bako loba bako yemba
Sango na Kin
Kwenders aye lelo makasi
Bango bakimi

Soki likambo na ngai
Tika kotongoko ngai
Kuna esika bozali
Yeba y nga
Likambo na moto te te te

Likambo na moto te te te (x7)
Likambo na moto te

Tu parles trop
Tu dis mots qui trompent
Tu rêves trop
Tu vis la vie en rose
Rien de trop que tes propres mensonges
La vérité te semble parfois trop
Arrête (x3)
Arrête de mentir
Vas-y arrête, arrête, arrête
Arrête de mentir
Arrête

Soki likambo na ngai
Tika kotongoko ngai
Kuna esika bozali
Yeba y nga
Likambo na moto te te te (x8)

Likambo na moto te te te (x8)
Likambo na moto te

Songi songi eleka yo
Tuba tuba eleka yo
Tika biloba loba
Mama e

Likambo na moto te te te (x8)
Likambo na moto te
Track Name: Tsvarakadenga
Lelo toye (x2)
Lelo toye awa
Biso toye (x2)
Bango baye awa (x2)

Tosangani lelo pona yo
Ba bengani lelo pona yo
Tosangani lelo pona yo
Ba bengani lelo pona yo

Biso toye (x2)
Na ndako yango
Balobi
Likambo monene ekosalama lelo
Biso toye
Toye na ndako yango
Toseki
Likambo monene ekosalama lelo

Kinshasa girls yeah
Mwasi kitoko
Everybody
Baye pona yo
Kinshasa girls yeah
Mwasi monzele

Kinshasa girls,
Everybody, everybody
They’re here for you
Kinshasa girls
Everybody, everybody
They’re here for you

Dance, dance, dance, dance
Move, move, move, move

Kinshasa girls,
Everybody, everybody
They’re here for you
Kinshasa girls
Everybody, everybody
They’re here for you
Everybody (x4)
Girl, everybody!
Track Name: WTFU
Telema (x4)
Ningisa (x4)
Lamuka (x4)
Wake the fuck up!

Ebele ya bato bayaki koyebisa nga
Maloba ebele bazalaki koloba na nga
Kasi moko te nayokaki bango
Nalingaki kosala ya ngai moko

Kobanga te
Yebisa bango yo nde elombe
Kotika te
Loba na bango yo nde engambe
Mwana ya mokonzi abangaka pe moto te

Telema (x4)
Ningisa (x4)
Lamuka (x4)
Wake the fuck up!

Esika to kokende
Soki to yebaki nzela
Ba nzela to kokende
Soki esika to yeba

Moleki nzela azalaka na likambo te
Aleka kuna biso pe awa likambo te
Abanga te
Nzela wana nde ya belombe
Atika te
Ye moko nde lelo engambe
Mwana mokonzi abangaka pe moto te

Telema
Telema (x4)
Ningisa (x4)
Lamuka (x4)
Telema (x2)
Telema (x4)
Ningisa (x4)
Lamuka (x4)
Wake the fuck up!

Baninga e (x2)
Stand up
Boyaka to telema
Stand up
Baninga e (x2)
Stand up
Boyaka to tambola
Baninga e (x2)
Stand up
Boyaka to telema
Stand up
Baninga e (x2)
Stand up
Boyaka to tambola

Wake the fuck up
Stand up

Telema (x4)
Ningisa (x4)
Lamuka (x4)
Wake the fuck up!

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