Video streaming from BBC Proms
Date of concert -
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.
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