Djama

Bamana lyrics

Djama ay na tulɔn kɛ

Yan’anka sanni baro du ma ye

A ye Djama

Kara diyanye bow

Sɔn t’aw la cheri tɛgɛrɛ ni

 

Ne ba dɔnkɔ ye laidu kumma ye

A dɔnkɔ ko

Cɛbakorow  dɔnkɔ ye laidu kumma ye

A dɔnkɔ ko

Artistew dɔnkɔ ye danaya mɔgɔ ye

A dɔnkɔ ko

Senekelaw dɔnkɔ ye baloba mara ye

 

Djama ay na tulɔn kɛ

Yan’anka sanni baro du ma ye

A ye Djama

 

English translation

My people don’t forget to have a good time

Before we lose ourselves in anxiety

For those whose presence uplifts all,

For those of character,

For me (Karasho), clap your hands!

 

To each, their own

To my mother, her upright speech

To the elders, their wisdom

To the artists, their truthfulness

To the farmer, their crops

 

My people don’t forget to have a good time

Before we lose ourselves in anxiety

For those whose presence uplifts all,

For those of character,

For me (Karasho), clap your hands!

 

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