songs from the kitchen

I have already mentioned that we know it is dinner time when we hear the kitchen staff singing. Magdalena, one of the head chefs, taught our group one of these songs today after lunch! It is in Portuguese and Makua (the language spoken in Nampula) and even has motions! One person sings the main part and everyone repeats after them. Here is the Portuguese section:

vamos fazer assim
quando vamos aos ceus
quando se encontra com o Senhor
quando se encontra com irmaos.


The translation is basically:

we’re gonna do like this
when we get to heaven (wave your hands in the air)
when we meet the Lord (clap your hands down low)
when we meet our brothers (give the person next to you a high five)

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