Papa lolo

I, for the life of me, can’t tell what this guy says in this song. All I know is I love the song.


Happy Labour Day to all you who labour except those in the US. You will have to wait a little longer for your labour day. It is an appropriate day to play the International


About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

21 thoughts on “Papa lolo

  1. john zande says:

    Now THAT is a driving to the coast kinda’ song.


  2. nannus says:

    Oh, wonderful classical soukous. That is the kind of music I used to listen to as a student back in the 1980s and I still love it! These musicians are now turning old but they still know how to do it! 🙂


  3. you might like these songs. Leslie Fish is very labor and wobblie

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  4. Barry says:

    Sigh. We have to wait even longer than the Americans. Labour Day in Aotearoa New Zealand is on the fourth Monday in October. That’s 178 days from today 😦

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    • makagutu says:

      Why didn’t NZ not join the rest of the world unions?


      • Barry says:

        Our first “official” Labour day was celebrated on a large scale on the 28th of October 1890, although it had been celebrated on a smaller scale before that. It marked the 50th anniversary of the 40-hour week in Aotearoa New Zealand, which was first achieved on the 28th of October 1840. The day was ‘Mondayised’ in 1910.


  5. jim- says:

    Cool song and a little dancing too. Some people just amaze me.


  6. We loved that, thank you – a delightful and energetic start to our day just before we went off on our walk. 🙂


  7. basenjibrian says:

    Too happy for my gloomy musical tastes! Let’s see: on the player this afternoon was the album “In Umbra Mortis Sedent” from a new discovery of mine, Xpus. My favorite musical piece (I hesitate to call it merely a “song”) was BLOOD RITES OF LIBERATION. Followed very closely by BROKEN IS THE SEAL OF EQUILLIBRIUM.



    • makagutu says:

      I should check out your playlist.
      I like happy music


      • basenjibrian says:

        Dark music makes ME happy. Growls and screeches and thundering drums for the win!

        There is an amazing Afro-Brazilian band I particularly like called MYSTIFIER. From Salvador de Bahia. A zine had an interview with them, and there was some serious tongue in cheek “inverted racism” going on in their commentary (Christianity as an evil introduction of the Devil White Man, etc.) I loved it, and I am as white as you can get!


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