N'Faly Kouyaté

N'Faly Kouyaté

 Bruxelles, Brussels Capital Region, BEL
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N'Faly stands up and is counted, making artistic statements: Everybody can change choosing happiness over pain, we can be good to each other, small bits of kindness can bring great happiness. You find african roots mixed with new electronic sounds. N'Faly Kouyaté is involved playing AFRO-ELETRONIX.

Biography

Due to his dexterity and elegance in impassioned playing of the kora, N’Faly Kouyaté became known as the „Jimi Hendrix of the kora”.

In addition to various projects and solo performances, he became a member of Peter Gabriel´s group Afro Celt Sound System and the Leader of his own projects (Kora Strings, N'Faly Kouyaté & Dunyakan, etc).
Already in 1999, his projects achieved a Golden Record and in 1999 and 2001 they were even nominated for the Grammy Award.

As the son of the famous “Konkoba” Kabinet Kouyaté from Guinea, he was traditionally brought up as a Djeli (Griot), an ambassador of the Mandingo culture. Thus, he stands in line with professional musicians who have for centuries been an indispensable part of West African culture.

As a griot (or “guardian of the culture”) N’Faly Kouyaté has taken on the responsibility of preserving the cultural heritage of artists, and in particular the musical traditions of West Africa. His aim is to develop a deeper understanding of these traditions and, above all, to share his passion for his own history and musical legacy.

So he founded in 1996 the non-profit organisation Namunkanda - „The Defense of Culture”, which promotes a harmonious relation between all cultures, the preservation of their ancient traditions as well as the knowledge about the Mandingo culture. In 2010, he re-organized his organization and founded an office in Brussels under the name NAMUN Group.

„As a musician, I feel a responsibility to capture my history and culture for the younger generation.” (N'Faly Kouyaté, 2010).

Lyrics

Change

Written By: N'Faly Kouyaté

Pour ma vie, pour ma vie, pour ma vie, je veux le changement!
Pour ma vie, pour ma vie, pour ma vie, je veux le changement!
Pour ma vie, yeaaaah, pour ma vie, yeahhhh, pour ma vie, je veux le changement!

In my life, in my life, in my life, something will change.
In my life, in my life, in my life, something will change.

Changer ma manière de considérer le monde, (choeur: je veux la changer!)
Changer ma manière de regarder le monde, (choeur: je veux la changer!)
Changer ma manière de gouverner le monde, (choeur: je veux la changer!)
Changer ma manière de travailler avec les gens, (choeur: je veux la changer!)

Pour ma vie, pour ma vie, pour ma vie, je veux le changement!
Pour ma vie, pour ma vie, pour ma vie, je veux le changement!
Eeeeeeaaaaaa yeah mhhhhhh

Solo kora

Pour ma vie, pour ma vie, pour ma vie, je veux le changement!
Pour ma vie, pour ma vie, pour ma vie, je veux le changement!

Changer ma manière de considérer les gens, (choeur: je veux la changer!)
Changer ma manière de regarder les gens, (choeur: je veux la changer!)
Changer ma manière de gouverner le monde, (choeur: je veux la changer!)
Changer ma manière de considérer le monde, (choeur: je veux la changer!)

Pour ma vie, pour ma vie, pour ma vie, je veux le changement!
(choeur) Pour ma vie, pour ma vie, pour ma vie, je veux le changement!

In my life, in my life, in my life, something will change.
(choeur) In my life, in my life, in my life, something will change.

Something will change!!

(choeur) In my life, in my life, in my life, something will change.

Something will change!!

Je veux le changement!!! Changer!

(choeur) Je veux le changement!

Changer dans les comportements! Changer!

(choeur) I want to change!

Les manières de faire, les manières de respecter le monde!! Changer!!

(choeur) Je veux le changement!

Euuuuh changer, yaaaaaaaah !!!

(choeur) I want to change!

Changer
Changer (choeur) I want to change!
Changer (choeur) I want to change!
Changer (choeur) I want to change!
Changer (choeur) I want to change!

mamamammaa

eu Changer (choeur) I want to change!
Changer (choeur) I want to change!
Changer mama (choeur) I want to change!

yeaaaaah

I want to change! Yeahhhaaahhahaaeeeee!

Dininfin

Written By: N'Faly Kouyaté


Eééé – I – Eé – I – Eééé - I (6 x au début)
Dinin fin, i é i kana nna maloyadé dininfin, I – Eé – I – Eééééé

I baluyé naninaaaa ibaluyé gbassila haha
wo bèmaso donti lélé fè dénin, kanana maloyadé Dininfin
I é i hé I ...
Dji wo, dji wo, idolaba, dji wo (bis)
Les filles de mon pays, savent s'habiller …
Hé i, é i hé I (bis)
Dinin fin, i é i kana nna maloyadé dininfin, i é i, é i hé i

I baluyé nanina ibaluyé gbassila haha
wo bèmaso donti lélé fè dénin, kanana maloyadé Dininfin

Dominimba

Written By: N'Faly Kouyaté

Wobanda de, wobanda de, dominimba min konin kenin kunun; wobanda de (4)

Fewu!!

Yeah yeah wobanda, dominimba min konin kenin kunun wobanda
Bo ma kudu kudu kobo ma bokè la gbèlè yalon
A di bokèla ko kada, a danya kadi amanya lon deyo
Bo ma kudu kudu kobo ma bokè la gbèlè yalon
A da ko kadi nya kadi ha da kaba kadi, amanyalon deyo
Bo ma kudu kudu kobo ma bokè la gbèlè yalon
ada barassa kadi …
Wobanda de, wobanda wobanda wobanda, wobanda, wobanda wobanda de …
bolo fén do tigné banda hmmm banda
Wobanda de, wobanda de, dominimba min konin kenin kunun; wobanda de (4)
walayi …
iya kè nyanyama mokho yi nyahila
n'téri niyé diamana fénki ta yé, ni diamana wuli da lomé na
wo bè gba dé
n'téri ni diamana wodi ki tayé, ni diamana wuli lomé na
wo bè gbo ya
n'téri ni diamana bolo fénki tadi, ni diamana dén wuli lomé na
wo bè chauffé
wo bè chauffé, wo bè kalaya, wo bè bu dundé, wo bè bu dundé, … wobanda wobanda, wobanda wobanda, …
Bo ma kudu kudu kobo ma bokè la gbèlè yalon
A da ko kadi nya kadi …
Bo ma kudu kudu kobo, Bo ma kudu kudu kobo, Bo ma kudu kudu kobo (bis)
Bo ma kudu kudu kobo …
wouaaaaaah …
Solo Kora WAWA
Bo ma kudu kudu kobo
Bo ma kudu kudu kobo, Bo ma kudu kudu kobo, Bo ma kudu kudu kobo (bis)

Solo Kora WAWA
Bo ma kudu kudu kobo, Bo ma kudu kudu kobo, Bo ma kudu kudu kobo (bis)
Bo ma kudu kudu kobo ma boké la gbélé ya lon
Ama lon dé, walay ama lon dé! Yowo
… bo ma kudu kudu kobo …
Wobanda de, wobanda de, dominimba min konin kenin kunun; wobanda de (bis)
Wobandaaaaaaaaaaa!

Meya

Written By: N'Faly Kouyaté

Meya yé a meya yé, meya yé sunun bénnima
Meya yé a meya yé, meya yé sunun bénnima
Meya yé a meya yé, meya yé sunun bénnima
KORA solo
N'nyénna fanin ninkola kagbé, aba dja nda don
Kawa meya tolon do
N'nyénna diriki kola kagbé, aba dja nda don
Kawa meya tolon do dé
Sunun béndi ma, Sunun béndi ma, Sunun béndi ma …
N'nyénna sambara nin djossi la, moli moli moli moli
Kawa meya tolon do dé
Yea yea ma, yea yea ma, Yea yea ma, yea yea ma
Sunun béndi ma, Sunun béndi ma, Sunun béndi ma …
Meya yé a meya yé, meya yé sunun bénnima
Meya yé a meya yé, meya yé sunun bénnima
Meya yé a meya yé a, meya yé a sunun bénnima
N'wato meya sunun do
N'nyénna fanin ninkola kagbé, aba dja nda don
Kawa meya tolon do dé
N'nyénna diriki kola kagbé, aba dja nda don
Kawa meya tolon do dé
Sunun béndi ma, Sunun béndi ma, Sunun béndi ma …
N'nyénna sambara nin djossi la, moli moli moli moli
Kawa meya tolon do dé
N'wato meya sunun do
Yea yea ma, yea yea ma, Yea yea ma, yea yea ma
Sunun béndi ma, Sunun béndi ma, Sunun béndi ma …
Meya yé a meya yé, meya yé sunun bénnima
Meya yé a meya yé, meya yé sunun bénnima
Meya yé a meya yé a, meya yé a sunun bénnima

kan n'yan tolon dé ho
yakhu ya mufan dé yo …

Kobebada

Written By: N'Faly Kouyaté

Patisakana, n'tenan n'tafola mokhosiyé
N'dondimmakun n'tama tin tjö
Kanta danda, kadalama, beyi tadanda kèlè tè mèndo
Kobebada, Kobebada, Kobebada, bèyimakun itama kobebada,
Kobebada n'falu Kobebada dééééé, Kobebada, bèyimakun itama kobebada.
Kobebada n'nalu Kobebada dééééé, Kobebada, bèyimakun itama kobebada.
Walayi kobebada, kontenta fola mokho siyé, kobebada dé mamamamaaa..
Kobebada, bèyimakun itama kobebada.
Ko n'tenta fola mokhoyé n'dima kuntama kadanda n'kola
Kobebada dé, bèyimakun itama kobebada.
I kini tadi mokhosima, I tadondé kola, ... yééééé
Kobebada, Kobebada, Kobebada, bèyimakun itama kobebada (x)
N'na lulé wo, n'fa lulé, n'koro lulé, kobebada bèyimakun itama kobebada
Adanda I kala mokhokun adanda, adanda Allah yé, fama Allah yé bèlé fè. Mokho kélén tatè Allah di.
Kobebada, Kobebada, Kobebada, bèyimakun itama kobebada (x)
... kobebada bèyimakun itama kobebada ... kobebada bèyimakun itama kobebada
N'na lulé wo, n'fa lulé, n'koro lulé, kobebada bèyimakun itama kobebada (x)
Kobebada do sa, Kobebada do sa, Kobebada do sa, ima ku Kobebada do sa (x)
...
Kobebadaaaaaaaaaa !!