Magosa
Amadou & Mariam Lyrics


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Djama, djama, djama
Aw ni soU

A tè dêmê ni ko la wa?
A yé dêmê ni ko la, né kélé têssé

Tièba tara tounguan na
A mi sara a faouw la
A mi sara a Baouw la
A mi sara a kôrôw la
A mi sara a mossow la
A mi sara a dénw la
A mi sara a sigui yongonw la
Ni ko kêrê magossa yé

A mossow sègèna a kofê
A yé diagi djougou kê
A yé djourou djougou ta
A yé yala djougou kê
A yé sôgnali djougou kê
Ni ko kêra maloya yé

Eh, djama, djama, djama
Aw ni sou

Tièni tara sougou la, Anh!
A ma faouw yé
A ma Baouw yé





Anh! Ni ko kêra maloya yé
Anh! Ni kô kêra mogossa yé

Overall Meaning

The song "Magosa" is a deep and nostalgic reflection of the artists Amadou & Mariam's Malian roots. The opening lines "djama, djama, djama" and "aw ni sou" are reminiscent of traditional Malian griot storytelling, with "djama" meaning "listen" and "aw ni sou" translating to "I'm telling you." The lyrics continue with a conversation between two people, with the first person asking "a tè dêmê ni ko la wa?" which roughly translates to "what did you come to do here?" The response is "a yé dêmê ni ko la, né kélé têssé," meaning "I came here to stay, I will not leave."


The following verses describe different places and experiences, with each line beginning with "a mi sara" and then describing a location or situation. The repetition of "ni ko kêrê magossa yé" and "ni ko kêra maloya yé" throughout the song is a nod to the artists' heritage and the importance of traditional Malian music and dance.


Overall, the song is a powerful tribute to the artists' roots and a reminder of the importance of staying connected to one's culture and traditions.


Line by Line Meaning

Djama, djama, djama
Repeatedly chanting 'Djama'


Aw ni soU
Don't you hear?


A tè dêmê ni ko la wa?
Why don't you come with me?


A yé dêmê ni ko la, né kélé têssé
Let's go together and enjoy the journey


Tièba tara tounguan na
We will cross the Tièba ocean


A mi sara a faouw la
We will reach the village of Faouw


A mi sara a Baouw la
We will reach the village of Baouw


A mi sara a kôrôw la
We will reach the village of Kôrôw


A mi sara a mossow la
We will reach the village of Mossow


A mi sara a dénw la
We will reach the village of Dépw


A mi sara a sigui yongonw la
We will reach the village of Sigui Yongonw


Ni ko kêrê magossa yé
Only then we will arrive at Magossa


A mossow sègèna a kofê
In Mossow, there's a woman named Kofê


A yé diagi djougou kê
She dances the Diagi Djougou dance


A yé djourou djougou ta
She dances the Djourou Djougou dance


A yé yala djougou kê
She dances the Yala Djougou dance


A yé sôgnali djougou kê
She dances the Sôgnali Djougou dance


Ni ko kêra maloya yé
Only then we will hear her Maloya song


Eh, djama, djama, djama
Still repeatedly chanting 'Djama'


Aw ni sou
'Don't you hear?' reminder


Tièni tara sougou la, Anh!
We will also cross the Tièni forest, right?


A ma faouw yé
We will arrive at the village of Faouw


A ma Baouw yé
We will arrive at the village of Baouw


Anh! Ni ko kêra maloya yé
Yes! Then we will hear her Maloya song


Anh! Ni kô kêra mogossa yé
Yes! Then we will arrive at Magossa




Lyrics © SONY ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING, REVA SONS
Written by: Mariam Doumbia

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Comments from YouTube:

@tiakoumbiesoulama4860

J'ai pas de mots !!
Vous êtes très bon,que le bon Dieu vous bénisse !!
J'attire des conseils à travers tout vos son!!
Merci Amadou et Mariam !!

@aubiek3208

This is a fun jam! Really love this couples music.

@malcolmbrown5461

This makes me happy. Love this!

@kevinhowell7530

This is it, beautiful ❤️

@cgouzonnat6222

I discorved this song when I was 4 years Old and today i am 14 years Old and i often listen magossa

@bevnae

Incredible.

@ZeriMelodik

Amazing song. I Love It.

@Hereforbants

What a song

@alexokello7555

Mon collègue m'a introduit a vous chansons !!

@rayfrescas9798

Badass!

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