Djanfá Manhe

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lyrics

Djanfa Manhe
Badinma Fulalute
Djanfa Manhé
Sihoma Fulalu Té
Sihoma Fulalu Té
Tamanho Fulalu Té
Tamanho
Dunia Molu Ala Bé
Mogomin Sola Sabu Nhemálela
Hanibe Quela
Fentan Nete Badin Ia Lé
Nhonte Ina Inabe Kumbo
Lá Barri Ala Ié Kuminque
Jonté O Tinhala


Entre familiares a inveja não pode existir
Entre vizinhos a inveja não pode existir
Entre companheiros a inveja não pode existir
Mesmo que sejas pobre, não deves invejar os outros
Não há como a união da familia
A inveja traz um grande sofrimento


Between family envy cannot exist
Between neighbors envy cannot exist
Among fellows envy cannot exist
Even if you are poor, you should not envy others
There is nothing like family union
Envy brings great suffering

credits

from Kanamalu, released June 10, 2016
Braima Galissa: kora
Kimi Djabaté: vocals, percussion
Sadjo Cassamá: guitar
Nelson Costa: guitar
Renato Chantre: bass
Kabum: congas
Maritza Bossé & Soraia Delgado: backing vocals

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Kimi Djabaté Guinea-Bissau

Kimi Djabaté was raised in Tabato, Guinea-Bissau, a village known for its griots, hereditary singer-poets whose songs of praise and tales of history and legends play an essential role in Africa’s musical life. Centuries ago, Djabaté’s ancestors, a wandering troupe of musicians from Mali, traveled to the region and the king of Guinea so loved their songs he invited them to stay and offered them... ... more

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