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World On Your Street: The Global Music Challenge
Hands On
Sabine Kabongo's Singing Workshop
The Belgian singing sensation of Zap Mama fame, hosts a special exclusive vocal workshop recorded for the Radio 3 website. Why not join Sabine and learn how to sing the Zap Mama song Nge Nge Nge Kalengela. And when you've mastered the song why not watch highlights of her workshop at WOMAD 2002.
Sabine Kabongo
Sabine Kabongo Sabine's workshop at WOMAD 2002
Watch a video of Sabine singing and encouraging the audience to join in.
Watch Sabine talk about why she chose  singing as a career.

Sabine's Exclusive Online Workshop

Click on the following links below to learn the song Nge Nge Nge Kalengela. Using the words from the song in the red box adjacent you can then harmonise it with friends or join in online with Sabine and Jerry.


1. What's the story behind the song?Sabine Kabongo
2. Please sing the song for me.
3. Please teach me the song.   
  • Line 1

  • Line 2

  • Line 3
  • Jerry Lipkins
  • Line 4


  • 4. Can I hear the words without music?
    5. Can I listen to harmony?
    6. Sing a harmony with Jerry and Sabine.
    7. Can I learn a bit more to put at the end of the song.
    PHONETIC LYRICS GUIDE
    NGE NGE NGE
    KALENGELA
    KATI KALENGELA,
    SABA LA KATA
    KA GULU KA LA
    LA KA MWENYE KITOLOLO
    KA MWENYE KITOLOLO
    FILAPO




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