Les Frères de la Rue

Les Frères de la Rue

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These two bubbling brothers propose an energetic music mixing voices coming from the goumbe (music used by the older to cure and bring joy) to an ethnic melody, a skank rhythmic and with pop influence.

Biography

Goumbe is a traditional music adopted by the street brothers in small age, on the red ground of their hometown Tiemelekro, in the center of Ivory Coast, not far from Dimbokro.
Every weekend the big sisters danced Goumbe in the streets of Tiemelekro. A singer was accompanied by the Fathers of the Village who played on big drums, temrus … Djé Cumba is the ambassadress of this style, hawked by the shopkeepers and the travellers of western Africa.
Beginning of the 80s they are found at the big brothers listening to foreign music: Bob Marley, Burning Spear, Peter Tosh... things then became clearer. Ali and Issa have only one thought in mind: to bring reggae and goumbe together!

In 1983, they take the train to Abidjan, the capital-city, hub of music in West Africa. The big brother incited them to practice an artisanal craft there, such as dressmaker and to take French-Arabic classes... still; their passion for music quickly diverted them from this path.

In 1989, Issa says Galaïfa, will work beside Ismaël Isaac as dancer and chorus-singer.

In 1991, Galaïfa and Ali says El Mouroura founded their band “The Street Brothers”. In 1995, they became acquainted with Sidibé Demba who will produce their first album entitled “Fanta Sidibé” released by Pathé Marconi.
That same year the Fespaco Festival, the Panafrican Market of Arts in Burkina Faso will give an impulse to their career. They will then be on tour in West Africa until 1997.

The Brothers arrived in France in 1998, still focused on their objective: to present their innovative style, the goumbe reggae.

In 2003, they released their four tracks album “Avant tout y’a la vie” and composed the soundtrack of Paraboles, a short movie produced by Rémi Besançon.

In 2006, they recorded their third album " Ton Attitude " and decide to take out it in Ivory Coast as well as to make its promotion for 5 months (TVs, radios, press).
In their return in France, they are invited to play in England and in the USA (BBKing).
In 2010, this album take out in France.

Lyrics

Fanta Sidibé

Written By: Les Frères de la Rue

Refrain (x4)
Ah, oh, Fanta Sidibé. I ya hé, i ko malo ké

Ni yayé n’goua bé gan djatà. N’gui yé n’goua worofa gniniga
Ni yayé n’goua bécounou mi nà. N’gui yé n’goua worofa gniniga
Ni yayé n’goua bé dôrô mi té. N’gui yé n’goua worofa gniniga
Ni yayé n’goua bé djanfà siri la. N’gui yé n’goua worofa gniniga
I kàn nà yè lé sigui gnôngôn dé nouma. I kàn nà yè lé tagama gnôgôn dé nouma
I kàn nà yé lé, i kàn nà yè lé, i kan nà yè lé

Refrain (x4)

Ni yayé n’goua bé djanfà siri la. N’gui yé n’goua worofa gniniga.
Ni yayé n’goua coloni firila té. N’gui yé n’goua worofa gniniga
Ni yayé n’goua bé dôrô mi na té. N’gui yé n’goua worofa gniniga
Ni yayé n’goua bé djanfà siri la. N’gui yé n’goua worofa gniniga
I kàn nà yè lé sigui gnôngôn dé nouma. I kàn nà yè lé tagama gnôgôn dé nouma.
I kàn nà yé lé, i kàn nà yè lé, i kan nà yè lé

Fanta Sidibé. Allah téni gnéné la. Ni ka kô djougou té. Allah téni gnéné la

Refrain (x4)

Reggae Goumbé nà nà. Kabô Africa Konô. Ko a yé nà. Ko a yé nà san.
Ni wa la an siguini sôro sira daba ou kan
Dôloubé couléla. Dôloubé mirila. Dôloufa yé ou djanfa. Dôlou kôrô.

Discography

Ton Attitude (2010)
Avant tout y a la vie (2003)
Fanta Sidibé (1995)

Set List

1. MOUSSO DJOUGOU (INSTRU)

2. INTRO DIBI

3. FANTA SIDIBE

4. DOLOULOUBE

5. WARICO

6. I BATCHE

7. SAYA

8. DENKO

9. SIRA

10. AVANT TOUT CA

11. TON ATTITUDE

12. SOLITARIO

13. L’AFRIQUE CRIE

14. ZOMKOM

15. SINI

16. GOUMBE

17. MOUSSO DJOUGOU

18. ALLAHDJI