28 Feb - 4 min - Uploaded by Challa Raghunath Reddy African folk song ZIMBOLE performed by little Lead Indians as a part of British Council's ISA. I have been trying in vain to find the meaning of the African folk song “Zimbole”. I believe it's an Zulu word for peace but I'm not sure and I can't. While searching YouTube for African children's songs, I happened upon a video of "Zimbole" that is given as Example #1 in this post.
Zimbole is an upbeat but very simple song that originates from Africa (possibly via Germany). The text of the song is simply “Zimbole” with an easy to sing melody. ZIMBOLE. (pronounced Zim-bo-lay). Zimbole Zimbole Zimbole Zimbole. Zimboleo Zimboleo. Zimbole Zimbole. Stomp-stomp-stomp (feet). Slap-slap-slap ( Hands. Zimbole, pronounced zim-bo-lay, is a traditional African song that includes simple body percussion in its structure (three stomps, three thigh.