Jambo Bwana

"Jambo Bwana" (in Swahili "Hello Mister") is one of the best internationally-known Kenyan pop songs. It was first released in 1982 by Kenyan band Them Mushrooms, and later covered by a number of other groups and artists, including Mombasa Roots, Safari Sound Band, Khadja Nin, Adam Solomon and the German group Boney M.. Some versions come under different titles, such as "Jambo Jambo" and "Hakuna Matata".

"Jambo Bwana" has been largely adopted as a hotel pop song, targeting a tourist audience. Its lyrics (especially in some versions) can be regarded as a compendium of swahili language for tourist, as it includes several common phrases and greetings, such as habari gani? nzuri sana ("how are things going? very well") and hakuna matata ("no problem"). The original version by Them Mushrooms also included lines celebrating swahili language, reggae music, Africa, and "mushroom soup" (a reference to psilocybin mushrooms).

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