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Djama
Amadou & Mariam Lyrics


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Djama !
Nè kodo fô m'badénouw yé.
Sé tigui yé Ala yé.
Sé tigui yé Ala yé.
Djama !
Nè kodo fô m'badénouw yé.
Sé tigui yé Ala yé.
Sé tigui yé Ala yé.
Dja ko mana guêlèya tjoguo tjoguo.
A nogoya do bê.
A nogoya do bê.
A ban do bê.
Wa lay ko mana guêlèya tjoguo tjoguo.
A nogoya do bê.
A nogoya do bê .
A ban do bê.
Dja ko foyi tèkai ni sababou tala.
Ko bêyé sababouyé.
Ko bê yé sababouyé.
Dja ko bêyé wagatiyé.
Kobêyé wagatiyé.
Kobêyé wagatiyé.
Môgô mi mana mosso fourou dabo.
Ni a ma yan.
I kana i djigui tiguê i môgô yongon na.
Kobêyé wagatiyé.
Kobêyé wagatiyé.
Kobêyé wagatiyé.
Kobêyé wagatiyé.
Wagati yèrè yé Wagatiyé.
Kobêyé wagatiyé.
Wagati yèrè yé Wagatiyé.
Môgô mi mana tiè la sigui dabo.
Ni a ma yan.
I kana i djigui tiguê i môgô yongon na.
Ko bê yé wagatiyé.
Kobêyé wagatiyé.
Kobêyé wagatiyé.
Kobêyé wagatiyé.
Wagati yèrè yé Wagatiyé.
Kobêyé sababouyé .
Wagati yèrè yé Wagatiyé.
Anh!!
Kobêyé wagatiyé.
Wagati yèrè yé Wagatiyé.
Eh!!
Kobêyé wagatiyé.
Wagati yèrè yé Wagatiyé.

Overall Meaning

The song "Djama" by Amadou & Mariam is a celebration of life and the power of music to bring people together. The lyrics are in Bambara, one of the most widely spoken languages in Mali, and the song is full of call-and-response chants that evoke the spirit of the griot tradition. The opening lines of the song are "Djama! Nè kodo fô m'badénouw yé. Sé tigui yé Ala yé," which can be translated as "Come together! Don't forget to share. It's the will of God." The repetition of "Sé tigui yé Ala yé" reinforces the idea of divine will and the importance of unity.


Throughout the song, Amadou & Mariam use playful lyrics and catchy melodies to express their joy and optimism. They sing about dancing, singing, and playing music all night long, and they encourage listeners to join in on the fun. The chorus, "Kobêyé wagatiyé," is a call to dance, and it's repeated many times over the course of the song. Other lines, like "Dja ko mana guêlèya tjoguo tjoguo," which means "I'm feeling good, step by step," and "Môgô mi mana mosso fourou dabo," which means "I'm ready to dance until dawn," capture the infectious spirit of the song.


Overall, "Djama" is a celebration of the communal experience of music and dance. The call-and-response structure of the lyrics encourages listeners to join in, and the catchy melody and joyful lyrics create a sense of excitement and celebration. The song captures the spirit of Amadou & Mariam's music, which is rooted in West African tradition but also incorporates elements of rock, pop, and blues.


Line by Line Meaning

Djama !
This is a call to dance!


Nè kodo fô m'badénouw yé.
Everyone, let's come together and move our bodies!


Sé tigui yé Ala yé.
Let's do this in the name of the Almighty!


Dja ko mana guêlèya tjoguo tjoguo.
Let's move our hips, let's wiggle, let's shake!


A nogoya do bê.
Let's keep going and don't stop!


A ban do bê.
Let's go all the way!


Wa lay ko mana guêlèya tjoguo tjoguo.
We will keep moving and shaking!


Dja ko foyi tèkai ni sababou tala.
Let's move along with the rhythm of the sabar drums.


Ko bêyé sababouyé.
Let's feel the energy of the sabar drums!


Dja ko bêyé wagatiyé.
Let's dance the wagatiyé dance!


Kobêyé wagatiyé.
Let's keep dancing the wagatiyé!


Môgô mi mana mosso fourou dabo.
Our ancestors are watching us with pride.


Ni a ma yan.
We feel their presence.


I kana i djigui tiguê i môgô yongon na.
They guide us in the dance of the ancestors.


Wagati yèrè yé Wagatiyé.
Let's keep dancing the wagatiyé!


Môgô mi mana tiè la sigui dabo.
Our ancestors are blessing us with their power.


Kobêyé sababouyé .
Let's feel the power of the sabar drums!


Anh!!
Oh yeah!


Eh!!
Hey!




Lyrics © REVA SONS, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, SONY ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING FRANCE
Written by: AMADOU BAGAYOKO, YAO TRIBERT DEMBELE

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Comments from YouTube:

@pitanche

Merci Amadou et Mariam !
En écoutant cette chanson, j’ai retrouvé le sourire !
Merci ! Merci ! Merci !

@evita6000

thank you Amadou et Mariam !spread the love!

@k3rvj

Love it!

@susanpereyeibo7576

Wonderful song and a beautiful language

@lookluk7724

excellente chanson

@ZeriMelodik

Great and Wonderful.

@liadass7318

Love that dududu sound ..so disco

@ERISTHEONLY1

Jadoreeee

@arisage76

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