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  1. Malaika

From the recording Malaika

My parents had a Miriam Makeba album in the house and I used to listen every day. I’ve loved listening to her version of ‘Malaika’ for most of my life.

Lyrics

he words are in Swahili and translate as follows:
lyrics
Angel, I love you angel Angel, I love you angel and I, what should I do, your young friend I am defeated by the bride price that I don't have I would marry you, angel I am defeated by the bride price that I don't have I would marry you, angel Little bird, I think of you little bird and I, what should I do, your young friend I am defeated by the bride price that I don't have I would marry you, angel I am defeated by the bride price that I don't have I would marry you, angel