Kanamalu

from by Kimi Djabaté

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lyrics

Kana Uue Kana Malu
La Mbechoma
Kanamalu É É
Kana Malu
Kanamalu Kana Malude
Kanamalu Djalialela
Há Há
Kanamalu Kanamalu De
Kanamalu Finaialelá
Kanamalu Uué Kanamalu
Ala
Kanamalu É É Kana Ila
Mbechoma
Kanamalu
Inte Borra Monto Inté
Borra Tabato Djalolia
Inte Malula Djaliala


Griots não tenhamos vergonha de ser quem somos
Não tenhamos vergonha da nossa profissão
Não tenhamos vergonha de quem somos
Não tenhamos vergonha de sermos cantores
Não tenhamos vergonha
Não tenhamos vergonha de sermos poetas
Não tenhamos vergonha de quem somos
Não tenhamos vergonha da nossa profissão
Eu vim do lugar dos griots, Tabato
Eu nunca vou ter vergonha de cantar


Griots let us not be ashamed to be who we are
Let us not be ashamed of our profession
Let us not be ashamed of who we are
Let us not be ashamed to be singers
Let us not be ashamed
Let us not be ashamed to be poets
Let us not be ashamed of who we are
Let us not be ashamed of our profession
I came from the place of griots, Tabato
I will never be ashamed to sing

credits

from Kanamalu, released June 10, 2016
Braima Galissa: kora
Sadjo Cassamá: guitar
Nelson Costa: guitar
Renato Chantre: bass
Kimi Djabaté: vocals, percussion, guitar, balafon
Tony Batt: drums
Lay Traoré: djembé
Kabum: congas, water drum
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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