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Habib Koité & Bamada — Wassiyé
Album: Ma Ya
Avg rating:
7

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Total ratings: 2008








Released: 1999
Length: 4:38
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Wassiye wassiye ne la diya souro
Wassiye den kourani dine ma souro
Den kourani yoro be kera kera wassiye
Den muso ni yoro be kera kera wassiye

Wassiye ne la diya kounou souro wassiye wassiya gnogon vere
Dine ma souro
Den musoni yorobe kera kera kon muso
Den kourani yorobe kera iko wassala

(For all the happy fathers, you have just had a daughter who looks very much like your wife. You are blessed now with two wives at home)

A genekisse ye wassi taye
a dagola fana ye wassi taye
A tchie kisse ye wassi taye
A boto kala fanaye wassi taye

I ya ye I ye wassi ye (bis)
Wassi yene la diya
Iyaye Iyaye wassive moussoye (bis)
Comments (124)add comment
 meanderer wrote:
I have several CDs from this awesome musician in my collection - and it's a joy to hear him on RP!!
 
me too - he's also recorded with Eric Bibb 
I have several CDs from this awesome musician in my collection - and it's a joy to hear him on RP!!
 CaptainRod wrote:
We saw Mr. Koité at The Hamilton in DC the last time he was here. What a great show!
 
Great venue to see anyone - love that place. 
We saw Mr. Koité at The Hamilton in DC the last time he was here. What a great show!
Theres something about your favorite radio station 'constantly' playing a cool song you would never hear anywhere and it becomes a favorite of its own...

LLRP brothers and sisters one love
 gmsingh123 wrote:
Damn I thought I was the only one who knew who Habib Koite was.  I was also lucky enough to see him in concert, which was mindblowing.  Some of the best musicianship I have ever seen anywhere.

 
Fantastic!
 tomcool wrote:

Wassiye is a song that celebrates the birth of a daughter. More info is at:
 
https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2014/07/habib-koite-wassiye-mali.html
 
Thanks for that, tomcool; in fact, I was thinking of going 7→8 and you sold me on the up-vote.  And now I know why this song has such a "happy to be alive" vibe to it, which is why I wanted to go to 8 to begin with....LONG LIVE RP and all the music in the world, even if I don't like it!!
 Blackbirds wrote:
Wat zie jij? Wat zie jij?

No idea...

 
Wassiye is a song that celebrates the birth of a daughter. More info is at:
 
https://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2014/07/habib-koite-wassiye-mali.html
Amen, brother!  {#Wave}

BuzzPete wrote:

Something I also really enjoy about this station - the quality of curation and my exposure to such a wide array of music!



 


Damn I thought I was the only one who knew who Habib Koite was.  I was also lucky enough to see him in concert, which was mindblowing.  Some of the best musicianship I have ever seen anywhere.
Wat zie jij? Wat zie jij?

No idea...

Another song I first discovered thanks to Putamoyo.  Something I also really enjoy about this station - the quality of curation and my exposure to such a wide array of music!


This is great and really uplifting! Can I have some more info on the track/singer/album......{#Bananajam}
 tiare wrote:
Ok yes. Thank you, good. 

 
I remember when this was called High Life, loved it then as now. :-D
Ok yes. Thank you, good. 
A song, all about Brandy. Superb.
Very good for finger desk drumming.
Posted: Nov 02, 2013 - 13:29
 

 kickback73 wrote:
I'm just waking up on the couch with my wife still laying down sleeping. What a great song to wake up to on a lazy Sunday
 

Stingray wrote:


smiling...!

What a lovely comment!

wishes to you - and your wife - from Germany,

STINGRAY



 

Is that really you Ray? Where is the sting?
 calypsus_1 wrote:
Very interesting collaboration of various musicians in this presentation "Acoustic Africa 2010", the song "Wassiyé" involving Habib Koité - guitar, vocals, guitar, Oliver Mtukudzi, Abdoul Wahab Berthe - bass, Philip Tsikirai - percussion, Souleymane Ann - drums , percussion, Yoro Cisse - njurkel, Sam Mataure - percussion. Worth.
.
calypsus_1 wrote:


(*) Bob Marley, Cesaria Évora, Astor Piazzolla,  Inti-Illimani, Mercedes Soza,  Youssou N'Dour, Ismael Lo, Ali Farka Toure, Miriam Makeba, Maria de Barros, Mayra Andrade, Los Incas, Los Indios Tabajares,  Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Manuel Galban, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Ravi Shankar, Afro Cuban All Stars, Rubén González,  Ibrahim Ferrer, Eliades Ochoa,  Manu Dibango, Orchestra Baobab, Habib Koité & Bamada, Geoffrey Oryema, Hugh Masekela, Waldemar Bastos,  Federico Aubele, Amadou & Mariam, Angelique Kidjo, Nancy Vieira, Te Vaka,   Strunz & Farah, S.E. Rogie,  Bana, Kila & Oki,   Outback,  Lucho Bermudez, Tito Paris, Kila, Third World, Tom Diakité, Vieux Farka Touré, Oliver Mtukudzi,  Vusi Mahlasela, Baka Beyond,  Bonga, Papa Wemba, Alpha Yaya Diallo, Cheikh Lo Lo, Oliver N'Goma, Ayub Ogada, Kali,  etc, etc. 


** 8 / 9 **
  
 
Limpopoking wrote:

Wow!!!! This is an epic who's who of African (and other) sounds... I'd donate non essential organs to be there. {#Drool}
 
 
As always... a wealth of information. Thanks so much.
Fantastic lyrics and tribal sound. Enjoy it 
Never heard this before. Love it!
oh, i miss Africa ! 

 westslope wrote:

Close your eyes.  Imagine a thatched roof drinking and dancing establishment somewhere in the tropical latitudes of Africa.  

People are dancing.  Everybody is friendly.   

 
Yes, I am there, in my mind, and as you said, "Everybody is friendly". Amazing with all the things that happen, bad things in Africa, that all of the people from Congo, Kenya, Ghana, Sierra Leone and many other countries that I have met living in the USA are such wonderfully friendly people. My brief encounters and associations never fail to inspire me to be happier myself and especially friendly to everyone I meet.
{#Bananajam}
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Habib Koite & Bamada_0715  by Elle K
https://www.flickr.com/photos/elena_and_leonard/

Habib Koite & Bamada

Copyright All rights reserved



 
That Smile fits this outstanding piece of music!  Thank you for calypsus_1  : )
Close your eyes.  Imagine a thatched roof drinking and dancing establishment somewhere in the tropical latitudes of Africa.  

People are dancing.  Everybody is friendly.   
It's a pretty simple song, but I'm really digging the guitar.  A few beers in me and it really got my feet moving.
Its OK but there is nothing to this to make it stand out and shine. 
He's actually coming to Toronto on February 14, you have to check him out! You can get tickets at Soundscapes Music or here https://goo.gl/v25NtX
 
This is one of my favorite artists that RP introduced to me....much enjoyment!
All time favourite!
 kickback73 wrote:
I'm just waking up on the couch with my wife still laying down sleeping. What a great song to wake up to on a lazy Sunday
 

smiling...!

What a lovely comment!

wishes to you - and your wife - from Germany,

STINGRAY


THE WHOLE ALBUM IS MORE THAN A 10!

ALREADY A CLASSIC!

 

WONDERFUL - CHARMING - MELODIC - MALIAN = GORGEOUS!


Very interesting collaboration of various musicians in this presentation "Acoustic Africa 2010", the song "Wassiyé" involving Habib Koité - guitar, vocals, guitar, Oliver Mtukudzi, Abdoul Wahab Berthe - bass, Philip Tsikirai - percussion, Souleymane Ann - drums , percussion, Yoro Cisse - njurkel, Sam Mataure - percussion. Worth.
.
calypsus_1 wrote:


(*) Bob Marley, Cesaria Évora, Astor Piazzolla,  Inti-Illimani, Mercedes Soza,  Youssou N'Dour, Ismael Lo, Ali Farka Toure, Miriam Makeba, Maria de Barros, Mayra Andrade, Los Incas, Los Indios Tabajares,  Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Manuel Galban, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Ravi Shankar, Afro Cuban All Stars, Rubén González,  Ibrahim Ferrer, Eliades Ochoa,  Manu Dibango, Orchestra Baobab, Habib Koité & Bamada, Geoffrey Oryema, Hugh Masekela, Waldemar Bastos,  Federico Aubele, Amadou & Mariam, Angelique Kidjo, Nancy Vieira, Te Vaka,   Strunz & Farah, S.E. Rogie,  Bana, Kila & Oki,   Outback,  Lucho Bermudez, Tito Paris, Kila, Third World, Tom Diakité, Vieux Farka Touré, Oliver Mtukudzi,  Vusi Mahlasela, Baka Beyond,  Bonga, Papa Wemba, Alpha Yaya Diallo, Cheikh Lo Lo, Oliver N'Goma, Ayub Ogada, Kali,  etc, etc. 


** 8 / 9 **
  
 
Limpopoking wrote:

Wow!!!! This is an epic who's who of African (and other) sounds... I'd donate non essential organs to be there. {#Drool}
 

 Limpopoking wrote:

Wow!!!! This is an epic who's who of African (and other) sounds... I'd donate non essential organs to be there. {#Drool}

 

indeed, ticket monster?{#Stupid}
Always a pleasant tune at the right time
 calypsus_1 wrote:


(*) Bob Marley, Cesaria Évora, Astor Piazzolla,  Inti-Illimani, Mercedes Soza,  Youssou N'Dour, Ismael Lo, Ali Farka Toure, Miriam Makeba, Maria de Barros, Mayra Andrade, Los Incas, Los Indios Tabajares,  Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Manuel Galban, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Ravi Shankar, Afro Cuban All Stars, Rubén González,  Ibrahim Ferrer, Eliades Ochoa,  Manu Dibango, Orchestra Baobab, Habib Koité & Bamada, Geoffrey Oryema, Hugh Masekela, Waldemar Bastos,  Federico Aubele, Amadou & Mariam, Angelique Kidjo, Nancy Vieira, Te Vaka,   Strunz & Farah, S.E. Rogie,  Bana, Kila & Oki,   Outback,  Lucho Bermudez, Tito Paris, Kila, Third World, Tom Diakité, Vieux Farka Touré, Oliver Mtukudzi,  Vusi Mahlasela, Baka Beyond,  Bonga, Papa Wemba, Alpha Yaya Diallo, Cheikh Lo Lo, Oliver N'Goma, Ayub Ogada, Kali,  etc, etc. 


** 8 / 9 **


 
Wow!!!! This is an epic who's who of African (and other) sounds... I'd donate non essential organs to be there. {#Drool}
 Stingray wrote:
WONDERFUL BAND - INCREDIBLE ALBUM (why always Wassiyè...?)
filled with gem after gem!

Mali' finest - and there are plenty great bands and singers,
male and female!

Boubakar "Kar Kar" Traore and Rokia Traore for example.
Not to forget "Zap Mama" - though they are a bit of another story!

PS
...and what about "GIGI" from Ethiopia?



 
Right with you on this... admittedly, not on some other things, but it seems you have a mighty fine appreciation of a good tune. hi 5
i do so loooove this track! {#Jump}
  unclehud wrote:
 buddy wrote:
Well that was just irrarating. 
 

Wasn't as irritating to me as, say, misspellings on a public venue.

 
I may have only given this song a 6, but your post, unclehud, gets a 10!
 buddy wrote:
Well that was just irrarating. 
 
Wasn't as irritating to me as, say, misspellings on a public venue.
Well that was just irrarating. 
Sounds pleasantly in tune to me. A tune I like a lot.
 autoroute25 wrote:
The guitar solo in out of tune. Sorry, could not stand.

 
Playing with a capo?
The opening chords are Classical Gas
 alanthecowboy wrote:

A kora, maybe?  Although, I think it's usually held vertically... I don't know.

 
You usually sit with the cora in front of you on the floor, neck pointing away from you. Never heard of anyone playing one standing, but hey, it's all rock and roll....
 jt1 wrote:


I don't understand the lyrics either, but I like the sound.

Perhaps some kind soul (with the appropriate skills or resources) would be so kind as to post a translation of the lyrics to help us both understand.
 

English translation: For all the happy fathers, you have just had a daughter who looks very much like your wife. You are blessed now with two wives at home.
 autoroute25 wrote:
The guitar solo in out of tune. Sorry, could not stand.

 
 {#Stupid}
Nobody move!Hands in the air!
 dasfeuer wrote:
I don`t understand :(
 

I don't understand the lyrics either, but I like the sound.

Perhaps some kind soul (with the appropriate skills or resources) would be so kind as to post a translation of the lyrics to help us both understand.
 dasfeuer wrote:
I don`t understand :(
 
And if I don't understand... it must be bad! :-)
I don`t understand :(
Great stuff! Yep. it is!
I'm just waking up on the couch with my wife still laying down sleeping. What a great song to wake up to on a lazy Sunday
WONDERFUL BAND - INCREDIBLE ALBUM (why always Wassiyè...?)
filled with gem after gem!

Mali' finest - and there are plenty great bands and singers,
male and female!

Boubakar "Kar Kar" Traore and Rokia Traore for example.
Not to forget "Zap Mama" - though they are a bit of another story!

PS
...and what about "GIGI" from Ethiopia?


 Businessgypsy wrote:
Caught them at the NOLA Jazz and Heritage Fest a few years back. This is pretty mellow, but these guys can rock out, playing scorching runs on an string instrument I've never seen before, held flat at waist level with a drum like sound chamber and long neck held out perpendicular to the body. Anybody know what that might be?

 
A kora, maybe?  Although, I think it's usually held vertically... I don't know.

 jhorton wrote:

Just step back from the pipe.
 
Or pass it to me. {#Roflol}
 autoroute25 wrote:
The guitar solo in out of tune. Sorry, could not stand.
 
Just step back from the pipe.
I think Bill & Co. have lapsed into a serious yawn-fest today.

What's next, smooth jazz?
Thanks to RP now aware of this amazing musician and have purchased many of his excellent compositions.
The guitar solo in out of tune. Sorry, could not stand.

Caught them at the NOLA Jazz and Heritage Fest a few years back. This is pretty mellow, but these guys can rock out, playing scorching runs on an string instrument I've never seen before, held flat at waist level with a drum like sound chamber and long neck held out perpendicular to the body. Anybody know what that might be?

Like it, like it, like it.  Don't know what he's sayin' but it sounds like a smile!{#Bananajam}
 mapman wrote:
Fun.  I like it!  Nice recording quality!
 
Very nice indeed. My taste!!

Fun.  I like it!  Nice recording quality!
saw these guys live, fantastic band, one the very few concerts i've been to that you didnt need earplugs
and everyone was clearly enjoying it.
BRAVO!
 Stingray wrote:
ALL THIS ALBUMS ARE 10!

In MALI he is a superstar,
and trust me, MALI has hundreds (!)
of great bands and singers!

HABIB is simply incredible!
MUSIC can hardly be better!

 

You will get no argument from me, laddie!{#Cheers}

Yea, these guys can do no wrong!{#Notworthy}

Habib Koite & Bamada_0715  by Elle K
https://www.flickr.com/photos/elena_and_leonard/

Habib Koite & Bamada

Copyright All rights reserved


{#Hearteyes}
 albupp wrote:

Habib's music always makes me smile.  


100% agreement. BIG SMILE!

For those who do not his albums,
let me insure you that all (!) songs
on all 4 albums are wonderful!

Not a single filler!!! NOT ONE!
ALL THIS ALBUMS ARE 10!

In MALI he is a superstar,
and trust me, MALI has hundreds (!)
of great bands and singers!

HABIB is simply incredible!
MUSIC can hardly be better!

Don´t know if it´s the water or something else, but the sweetness of an African voice is something to behold.

Habib Koité  by Novi O'Magum
Ralph Niels
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ralphniels/

Habib Koité. Singer & guitarist from Mali, playing at Festival Mundial, Tilburg (NL).

Copyright All rights reserved
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Habib Koite - "Wassiye" Live:


featuring "Wassiye" from the Putumayo World Music Africa compilation.
 
I have always understood that the music of African ethnicity, or any other continent, should not be understood or used only to serve as a "tab" of a musical sequence. It is to be lived and experienced as a musical style with greater relevance. No reservations or prejudices.
Otherwise, it's like visiting the zoo at the weekend, to see rare birds.
Habib Koite is one of the examples (there are many more*) of the extraordinary quality of this musician and singer came from Mali, ability to improvise, high sense of the combination of rhythm, capable of competing with the best music that is produced in Europe, UK and the US.  
By the way, a word of congratulations to the RP Team, to include regular in their programming music of African ethnicity, and beyond, (not so much as I wanted, but ....) promoting the quality of music coming from around the world, and waking up with some minds addicted to urban music and electronics.

(*) Bob Marley, Cesaria Évora, Astor Piazzolla,  Inti-Illimani, Mercedes Soza,  Youssou N'Dour, Ismael Lo, Ali Farka Toure, Miriam Makeba, Maria de Barros, Mayra Andrade, Los Incas, Los Indios Tabajares,  Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Manuel Galban, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Ravi Shankar, Afro Cuban All Stars, Rubén González,  Ibrahim Ferrer, Eliades Ochoa,  Manu Dibango, Orchestra Baobab, Habib Koité & Bamada, Geoffrey Oryema, Hugh Masekela, Waldemar Bastos,  Federico Aubele, Amadou & Mariam, Angelique Kidjo, Nancy Vieira, Te Vaka,   Strunz & Farah, S.E. Rogie,  Bana, Kila & Oki,   Outback,  Lucho Bermudez, Tito Paris, Kila, Third World, Tom Diakité, Vieux Farka Touré, Oliver Mtukudzi,  Vusi Mahlasela, Baka Beyond,  Bonga, Papa Wemba, Alpha Yaya Diallo, Cheikh Lo Lo, Oliver N'Goma, Ayub Ogada, Kali,  etc, etc. 


** 8 / 9 **

 kaybee wrote:
  While I agree with you on the "Gangsta rap" bullshit we've been subjected to for the last decade or so, there is some good rap, De La Soul, Public Enemy, etc.  and I'm sure RP listeners who also listen to rap can name some more current groups.
 
No kidding. Awol-One is the latest I found. 

 kaybee wrote:
  While I agree with you on the "Gangsta rap" bullshit we've been subjected to for the last decade or so, there is some good rap, De La Soul, Public Enemy, etc.  and I'm sure RP listeners who also listen to rap can name some more current groups.


 

{#Yes}Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Common, Heltah Skeltah, Atmosphere, KRS-One (still kickin and relevant!), Pharcyde, The Roots, Blackalicious, Remedy, Rakim and many, many more!! Some call it consciousness Hip-hop, basically same as any genre, anything that is not commercial.
 Stingray wrote:
Yes, we need more African music for sure, though this - Habig Koité - is not "Juju". "Habib" is from Mali, where more good bands originate from, thatn most of us can even imagine. "Habib" is a master of his (Griot-)art and a superstart in Mali, in Africa, in France (due to their many African inhabitans)and other European countries. But, surely, still way-way underrated, for no reason at all. He got three albums out so far (plus a LIVE-album) and all three are gorgeous in the real sense of the word. When realizing what bullshit his Afircan "brothers" at the US West- and Eastcoast are doing - stuff called RAP (indeed this and nothing more!!!!)- "Habib" can be proud to a real musician, not one of those "stinkers" selling T-shirts, wearing a pound of gold and let the drum-machine do the rest. Truely amazing that the masses are that stupid, naive and uneducated. No wonder RP does not need any RAP to play good music. I saw "Habib" playing live in Bamako - I knew years before that, though - and it was truely one of the hottest show I have ever seen. Thanx RP for knowing and making the difference...! That reminds me, I still haven´t paid "my dues", despite two promises.... bad from Germany,
Stingray!

   While I agree with you on the "Gangsta rap" bullshit we've been subjected to for the last decade or so, there is some good rap, De La Soul, Public Enemy, etc.  and I'm sure RP listeners who also listen to rap can name some more current groups.


Cheery ditty
We saw Habib Koité & Bamada in the spring. It was wonderful. I took a lot of photos, but for some reason this was the only one I posted on Flickr. I'll have to go back and see if there are other ones worth posting.

Habib Koité
larger


Orsm... must go get me sum o' dis {#Bananajam}
Oh yea, love me some Habib!! More African music, the better!!{#Dancingbanana_2}
I have this album, it's awesome....I think I got it from listening to RP a looooong time ago!! {#Guitarist}

more of this, less byrne
Never heard these guys before, but I really, really like this a lot. Thanks for playing it!
wake up, mama Africa is dancing{#Dancingbanana}
I heard them playing a couple of weeks ago, for free at a summer music concert series.  It was a most pleasant evening of musical discovery and camaraderie.  Nice to see them show up here on RP as well.
......WASSIYE
It's because of tunes like this that I am a proud supporter of RP! Habib's music always makes me smile. A real cherub he is, and his concerts are unparalleled. Great for the family, not too loud and dancing to the side for the little ones. If he's playing anywhere w/in a two hour drive, I would go in a heartbeat.
Guitar work really stands out on this one. Gorgeous tune!
overcaffeinatted wrote:
I really like this. Bill, more, please.
if you are anywhere near vienna, you should make it on 14.10. to habib's gig, he playes right here (click here)
I really like this. Bill, more, please.
I just love this song (and the whole CD too). It makes me happy. :daisy:
I've heard him perform this song live, it's great, even better than the recording.
If you want to get into the griot (master/magic/traditional/ancient) tradition then you will...just google 'griot africa'...enjoy!!!
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Reminds me of Oliver Mtukudzi. Good in my book.
Indeed, good stuff!
I wish I had a Malawi cob right now!
Yes, we need more African music for sure, though this - Habig Koité - is not "Juju". "Habib" is from Mali, where more good bands originate from, thatn most of us can even imagine. "Habib" is a master of his (Griot-)art and a superstart in Mali, in Africa, in France (due to their many African inhabitans)and other European countries. But, surely, still way-way underrated, for no reason at all. He got three albums out so far (plus a LIVE-album) and all three are gorgeous in the real sense of the word. When realizing what bullshit his Afircan "brothers" at the US West- and Eastcoast are doing - stuff called RAP (indeed this and nothing more!!!!)- "Habib" can be proud to a real musician, not one of those "stinkers" selling T-shirts, wearing a pound of gold and let the drum-machine do the rest. Truely amazing that the masses are that stupid, naive and uneducated. No wonder RP does not need any RAP to play good music. I saw "Habib" playing live in Bamako - I knew years before that, though - and it was truely one of the hottest show I have ever seen. Thanx RP for knowing and making the difference...! That reminds me, I still haven't paid "my dues", despite two promises.... bad from Germany, Stingray!
Here Here! More African music!
aflanigan wrote:
Me like! We need more West African pop (Juju) music here on RP! Bring on King Sunny Ade!!
I totally agree we don't get anywhere enough exposure to African music in the States. Bring it on. :bounce:
:music:
Me like! We need more West African pop (Juju) music here on RP! Bring on King Sunny Ade!!
Reminds me of Oliver Mtukudzi. Good in my book.
Holy cow is this ever GREAT!!!! :mrgreen:
beauteous.
ardent_supperter wrote:
Makes me nostalgic for my childhood in Mali... Except that I grew up in New York, and have never been to Africa. But that's how evocative it is.
:mrgreen:
Unlike the God-awful Amadou & Mariam, this one has a better feel and "soul" to it. Very likeable, even with the performance errors. Maybe it was recorded live, and I didn't pay attention.
Habib is just wonderful. He's played in San Francisco a number of times...not only is he a great musician, but he's very hunky to look at!
Beautiful song from a wonderful cd. :sunny:
Hello: jrkumor wrote:
I love this song, but the song "I Mada" on the Ma Ya CD, is one of the most beautiful songs I have heard, and I have yet to hear that one on Radio Paradise
:wave: I uploaded four songs by Habib Koite (say: Kwuah-tay), including "I Mada", "Sarayama", "Baro", & "Takamba". "I Mada" was added just a few days ago, and the other three are still waiting for a few more 'Thumbs Up' votes! :whisper: :wink: This song though came straight from Bill & Rebecca (AFAIK). You know, I don't think this song was in the database until a few days ago! Because I see that it was first played in 2003, and I did do searches before I uploaded any of these... BTW, you're in Cambridge -- Habib will be playing a concert this Saturday at the Somerville Theater! My son Nicolas & I will be there... :notworthy: Neil
From the Putumayo website: The lyrics tell of the joy felt by a father at the sight of his newborn daughter, who is the spitting image of his beloved wife.
This guy has a truely magical abilty with the guitar...His album "Ma Ya" is a must addition to any collection.
:bounce:
I love this song, but the song "I Mada" on the Ma Ya CD, is one of the most beautiful songs I have heard, and I have yet to hear that one on Radio Paradise
fridgepoet wrote:
This song sounds really good driving with the top down through the redwoods on Skyline and out highway 84 to the ocean & highway 1. Not very African, but hey, it works.
Thank you for the imagery!! Bliss.
This song sounds really good driving with the top down through the redwoods on Skyline and out highway 84 to the ocean & highway 1. Not very African, but hey, it works.
Oooo, nice! The opening blended well with the close of the Bela Fleck song, too. Nice DJ work there. ;)
It's :bounce: a :bounce: beautiful :bounce: song :bounce:
Great musician. Remember that he once visited the Kulturarena festival in Jena (Germany). BTW an eclectic summer festival I will miss after I moved away from Jena.
Makes me want to dance in my cubicle!
:clap: :bounce: :clap: