AFIRIKA

Angélique Kidjo

Video streaming from BBC Proms

Date of concert - 02 August 2019


Lyrics of this song may be copyright so only the

main chorus is displayed here (with thanks to Genius for translation).  

The language is said to be a mix of Yoroba and Fongbe, as spoken in Benin. Pancocojams blogspot has more language information on this song.

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Ashè é Maman, ashè é Maman Afirika,

Ashè é Maman, ashè é Maman Afirika


Partial translation of the song:


Who sees the beauty in you, Maman Afirika?

Don't cross your arms and stand still

We have to work day and night

To make you stronger, Maman Afirika