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Sunday 22 February 2015

Hey, Bebe!

Somewhere and somewhen along the way I picked up a compilation album called "Women of Africa". With a title like that, you won't be surprised to learn that it comprised songs sung by African women. Very good they are too.  Today's selections come from Guinea and Cameroon.

"Fenko" - Oumou Diabate

"Ami O" - Bebe Manga

Here are some more African ladies to entrance you in their different ways, from the Congo, Western Sahara and South Africa respectively.


  1. Ernie, that Mariem Hassab track has the person witting on my right clapping away. Whata great tune. Any idea what the song is about?

  2. To be honest, George, I haven't the foggiest. But Mariem is a great spokeswoman on behalf of the dispossessed Sahrawi people so it is probably something to do with them. If you like "Haiyu" I have plenty more where that came from - I will add her to the forward programme