My Hausa videos

I am studying Hausa, a language spoken in West Africa.  Every semester my Hausa class creates a video/performance for Harvard’s Africa Language Night.  Below are our videos.  The music videos and Rush of Glory were edited by my Hausa instructor, Lori De Lucia.  You can see more of her work here.

“Ciwon Ciki” (A girl goes to Niamey, and now has stomach pain.  What could be the matter?  Sung to the tune of “Black and Yellow.”)  Featuring Daniel Majchrowicz and myself.

“Akwai Dad’in Zamanin BaHaushe” (A guy from the “bush” woos a city girl, sung to the tune of “Damn it Feels Good to be a Gangsta.”)  Featuring Kay Thompson, Hamida Owusu, Sarah Eltantawi, and myself.

“Rush of Glory – Part One.” With English subtitles.  (Follow Hafsatu and Jummai as they race to help Jummai’s sister-in-law who is waiting for a C-section in a blackout. Will the power come back on in time? Meanwhile….where is Jummai’s husband whose been missing since the last crisis in Jos? Will a painful past between two people tear these people apart?) Featuring Kay Thompson, Hamida Owusu, and myself.

“Rush of Glory – Part Two.”

“Ciwon Ciki.” Live version. (A friend went to Niamey, and now has stomach pain.  What could be the matter?  Sung to the tune of “Black and Yellow.”)  Featuring Daniel Majchrowicz and myself.  Singing starts at 40 seconds.