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MWB011 | 2019-11-15  
Afriquoi return with a powerful full band sound, closer than ever before to the live sound that has seen them exhilirate crowds worldwide, from Glastonbury West Holts to Dimensions, WOMAD to Boomtown.

Recorded at Octagon Studios in Brixton, engineered by Tom Excell (Nubiyan Twist/Onipa) and mastered at the world-famous Metropolis Studios, the song warns of what happens when one person stands apart from the group. Sung in the Mandinka language of Gambia and Southern Senegal, the chorus means:

Kulu Baliya Mabeteya - It is not good to be rude
Mali Baliya Mabeteya - It's not good to be face-ty (shameless)

Kora player Jally Kebba Susso explains: "what the words are saying, it's saying that somebody have to be very careful of your action. For me, it's telling me that karma is a bitch!! If you are rude, before you find out, you are lonely. It's about connection of reality and not wish-wash wish-wash. Everybody get what they are supposed to get."

This is the first track of a 4 track EP on Mawimbi records due for release in January 2020.

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