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Marcin Wielewski Nice, positive and increadibly sunny rhytms of afro beat. Favorite track: In The End.
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chinos pal I started listening to African Essentials, a Pandora station, fell in love with Dobet Gnahore I think, among others. Then I fell into Skinshape because I wont Be there was suggested off of Still Corners maybe...I also have 4 Skinshape albums on vinyl, 2 more comin. This record is simply a record I could listen to over and over. I love the rhythms and guest vocals. Will has really shown compassion and creativity on this one, I got the test press, keep the fresh comin Mr Dorey, fan for life
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adebimpe Always having a good time, listening to your sound! Favorite track: Sudan feat. Idd Aziz.
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In The End 04:28
I was standing on the street the other day Minding my own business like I usually do Give time to eat, to sleep is hard enough Though it gets my so down, though it gets me so down There is something left in the end Can you see the emptiness surrounding you Following your every move from dusk to dawn Finding time to rest your head is hard enough Though it gets you so down, though it gets you so own There is something left in the end
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Nimempata pata, msichana mmoja I got this girl Jina lako ni nani? What’s your name? Yeye ni afande She’s an officer Nataka nikujue mi I want to get to know you Umetoka wapi Where do you come from? Mbona afande we murembo sana Why are you so beautiful, officer? Naomba unishike mimi Please come catch me Unihukumu afande So that you can try me, officer Unihukumu kifungo I want you to pass me a sentence Kifungo cha maisha A life sentence Nitie pingu afande Put me in handcuffs officer Nikuhumu na upendo wako Try me with your love Eh, Afande Oh, officer Nataka unihukumu mimi I want you to try me Samahani afande I’m sorry officer Jina lako ni nani What’s your name Samahani afande I’m sorry officer Jina lako ni nani What’s your name Hata kama ni kifungo Even if it means a sentence Nataka unifunge I want you to try me Nataka unihukumu mimi I want you to judge me Kifungo cha maisha A life sentence Nitie pingu afande Put me in handcuffs officer Unifunge kingu cha mapendo Pass me a love sentence Nimempata pata, msichana mmoja I got this girl Nani? Who? Jina lako ni nani? What’s your name? Yeye ni afande She’s an officer Jina lake afande Her name is Afande
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Kourou Don’t cry Kourou Bamba Ndiaye Don’t cry, Bamba Ndiaye* Kourou Bamba Siniati Don’t cry, Bamba Siniati* Lémméné kourou Don’t cry, child Lémméné kourou Don’t cry, child Sou diante diogué khalat leu di la ladj loy khalat Every time I think about you I wonder what you're thinking about Louy sa khalat dé makoniou kham loiniou yéndo Tell me what you think so we know what to do Yaggueu nala wakh dom bou di togn I've always taught you that a child shouldn't be rude Yaggueu nala wakh dom bou di sague I always taught you that a child should not insult Yaggueu nala wakh dom bou di am lou la nakharé I've always taught you that a child shouldn't experience evil Kourou Bamba Ndiaye Don’t cry, Bamba Ndiaye* Kourou Bamba Siniati Don’t cry, Bamba Siniati*
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Amigos E Inimigos Mais uma vez Once again Eu cansei de procurar I got tired of searching A razão de teu olhar For a reason why you look at life Nessa vida This way Eu sei que você I know that you Vai levando o que não vê Take what you don’t see Suas lágrimas serão Your tears will be Perdidas Lost Ka ndiiiii home Ayyé ayyé ayyé woo Yé lélé léy Wooooooooooo Iyé iyéiyé iyé iyé Ayyé ni! Ayyooo ni! Ayyé! Doullé The hunger Doullé ni It’s the hunger Baba lémounou kaw touré faaga ka ndi Baba Uncle Touré's children are at home Maman Nanna tan nkouro Mommy Nanna's gone Maman Nanna ntaano Mommy Nanna is not here Maman Nanna ndioro oh iyééééé Faaga ka ndi at home Ka ndiiiii home
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Sun 03:41
He’s in love for the first time, oh yeah “There’s no way you’ll leave my mind,” he said Sunny Day, don’t go away I need you in my life for the good times When you’re shy, Oh my my I miss you and your good vibes He’s in love for the first time, oh yeah “There’s no way you’ll leave my mind” Yes it’s time to surrender She’s not a pretender , he knows. Sunny Day, don’t go away I need you in my life for the good times When you’re shy, Oh my my I miss you and your good vibes
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Eh Sudani Sudan oh Sudan Oh Sudan Kweli Sudan Ume kosea nini Really Sudan, what have you done wrong? Wewe ndugu na yule ni dadako You’re a brother, that’s your sister Rangi ni moja na damu ni moja The same skin colour and the same blood Vita ni vya nini na yule jirani Why is there war with your neighbour Mbona nyinyi nyote mwakoseana Why are you all arguing? Chuki ya nini na huyu mwenzako Why is there hatred between you and your comrade Uache vita kweli is noti good Stop the war, it’s not good Wallahi nyie mnatesana By God, you are making each other suffer Oh Sudan oh Sudani Sudan Oh Sudan Wacha vita mama Stop the war, mama Eh Sudani Sudan tulia tulia Hey Sudan, be quiet Usidanganywe na hawa ma Babylon Don’t be fooled by those people with bad intentions Ukaanza kumaliza we wenzako So that you will end your comrade Utajuta vile we utabaki alone You will regret as you’ll remain all alone Utalia machozi ya mulala hoi You will cry the tears of the poor Shikaneni mikono Join hands Muwe nyote pamoja So that you’re all together Wallahi Wacha vita mama By God, stop the war, mama Tushikane mikono tuwe pamoja Let’s all join hands and be together Oh Sudan oh Sudani Sudan Oh Sudan Wacha vita mama Stop the war, mama Sudani Sudan tulia tulia Sudan, be quiet
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Ayyééé ni! Ayyooo ni! Ayyéééé! Doullé The hunger Doullé ni It’s the hunger Baba lémounou kaw Touré faaga ka ndi Baba Uncle Touré's children are at home Maman Nanna tan nkouro Mommy Nanna's gone Maman Nanna ntaano Mommy nanna is not here Maman Nanna Ndioro oh iyééééé Oh, mommy Nanna Ndioro Doullé The hunger Doullé ni It’s the hunger Baba lémounou kaw touré faaga ka ndi Baba Uncle Touré's children are at home Faaga ka ndi at home
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credits

released June 19, 2020

Written, recorded and produced by William Dorey

*Guest vocals + lyrics written and performed by:
1, 6 - Nazare S. Coutinho (Portuguese)
3, 8 - Idd Aziz (Swahili)
4, 9 - Modou Touré (Wolof + Soninke)

*Horn arrangements - Jon Moody
Tenor Sax - Alex White
Alto Sax - Dougal Caston
Trumpet - Adam Chatterton
1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8,

*Drum Kit on 1, 2, 4, 7, 8 - Malcolm Catto
*Ghanaian percussion on 1, 2 , 3, 4, 8 performed by: Abass Dodoo, Isaac Tagoe, Nii Boye Owoo, Sly Tagoe
*Congas on 3 , 8 - Will Fry
*Percussion on 9 , 10 - Manny Talvez

All other instruments and vocals by William Dorey.

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