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World Music - Senegal
Senegal is a country in West Africa. Its capital city is Dakar. Senegal was once a colony of France; as a result, French is still a commonly spoken language in the country. We are going to listen to a children song from Senegal. What do you think the song is about?
Song from Senegal - Fatou Yo
Lyrics in Mandango
(Click HERE for the translation and find out what the song is about!)
Fatou yo si diadialano Fatou Faye Faye Fatou Fatou klema oundio Fatou yo si diadialano Boutou mbele Boutou mbele O mami sera O mami casse Ja cana canfa boulodi Foyer zorola sodiaye Sodia sodia ina gambia Coco inako soyango
Music is a natural part in Senegalese culture. People sing and dance as they work and play. Two of the popular instruments from Senegal are the kora and the djembe. Let's listen to their sounds and see how they're played!