"I was a guest minister in a church in the States where the choir raised the song 'Tambira Jehovah' and the atmosphere changed with everybody dancing." "Though I had no idea what the lyrics meant, I just whispered to myself - It is my turn to dance!"
On a second thought, I took a deep plunge into the Internet in frantic search for Tambira Jehovah. I was deeply blessed by Mkhululi Bhebhe/Joyous Celebration's version of the song - Tambira Jehovah.
Tambira Jehovah is a Shona folk song from Zimbabwe meaning "Come and dance for the Lord". That nailed it. I was greatly inspired to pop up my version and on my return to Nigeria, I consulted with Daniel Adegbenro, a South African trained musicologist whom I was very certain could best interpret the song.
Tambira Jehovah is laced with English, Shona, Swahili and Yoruba languages.
IT IS YOUR TURN TO DANCE! - Bethany Bola Thani.
Video directed by Oluyinka Davids (iFocus Pictures).
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