Mankala Beat / Baila

from Speak Your Mind by Mankala

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Oye colegiala
Dame un poquito de tu sabor
Un fisquito na’mas
Para nuestro ritmo de mankala…oye mi cumbia!

(hey colegiala, give me a bit of your flavour, just a little bit, for our Mankala rhythm…listen to my cumbia!)

Baila el ritmo de mankala (dance to the rhythm of mankala)
Goza la musica sabrosa (enjoy our tasty music)
No llores
Alegren los corazones

(Sing, don’t cry, cheer up your hearts)

Mankala la gente esta bailando (mankala the people are dancing)
Mankala la gente esta gozando (mankala the people are enjoying)
Mankala la gente esta brincando (mankala the people are jumping)
Mankala la gente esta saltando (mankala the people are jumping)


from Speak Your Mind, released July 15, 2007
Mankala Beat / Baila - written by C. de Juan, O.Makessa

Recording musicians:
Solomon Ahmed: bass guitar // Christian de Juan: rhythm & lead guitar, shekere, wood block, bells, vocals & spoken words // Omer Makessa: congas, djembe, shekere, bells // Jason Newman: drum kit //Simwinji Zeko: rhythm & lead guitar, spoken word // Ruth Hammond: Hammond organ

Recorded & mixed by Christian de Juan
A Global Wave Of Sound & Mankala Band production


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Mankala Bristol, UK

Formed by a multi-national collective with a common love for African music, Mankala’s sound is greatly influenced by a variety of styles, from the joyous sounds of Soukous and Township to the hypnotic grooves of Afro-Beat and the Desert Blues, forging ‘original high energy African fusion Music’ with a distinctive style and a positive message. ... more

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