Dzeng Sane "World Matters"


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released July 7, 2015



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BORTIER OKOE Adelaide, Australia

Bortier Okoe has performed around the world, and is revered as one of the most talent multi-instrumentals in the African music genre. A composer, master drummer, dancer, multi-instrumentalist and singer from Ghana, West Africa, Bortier delivers songs in English, and his native Ghanaian languages of Ga, Twi, and Ewe. His unifying lyrics convey strong messages for humanity. ... more

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Track Name: Dzeng Sane "World Matters"
Yee yee mumi wangala,
Yee yee mumi wangala,
Noni akpaga na nele
Noni fee akpaga etee nele
Ke gbomo adesa ni shikwe,
Egboee, egboee, egboee.
Why all life is about money,
and material things, yeah.
But still we leave them behind,
Yeah, dzeng sane, dzeng sane.
Track Name: Back Bite
Inye mi ogbamey ee - ee ogbamey
Inye mi ogbamey chi chi - chi chi
Chi chi ya booadey adey - adey
Naso mile - mile - mile naso chi chi -
Chi chi - egbe po.
Enough of that - racism and hatred.
Back bite, no confusion, no more hurting,
No racism, hatred, bully, no envy, biting,
In our society - everyday life is like
Living in a jungle.
Track Name: Sumo
Adjua ee mifre wuo fre wuo - fre wuo.
Adjua ee mifre wua, fre wua - fre wua.
Nya nya eehe - Lele misumobo
Bohu bani oba sumomi
Mitawobo keje leb ke shane
Kegbeke no wo ba ni oba sumomu
Borley woba ya hee.
This song is about love,
Expression of love, Iove you all.
Track Name: Journey Africa
Womi ba ee womiba,
Womi ba ee womiba
Telema webie womi ba
Africa webie womi see fee.
Nye ba eee woba ee lele woba da -
Nehebo heda.
Ayelevi na kulo mido baba na yele
Eee mido baba na yele.
Na heba hebo na hebo heba.
Track Name: Culture
Womanjo ni he womanjo, womanjo
Womanjo ni soong nye ha wojoa.
Don't forget your culture, your culture is your passport - Keep it.
Don't forget your culture, your culture is your visa -
Keep it.
You culture is important, your culture is your life, you way -
Keep it.
Love it, share it.
Track Name: Eba
Nungua, Ghana - as a child i would go to the beach to help the fishermen when they returned from their fishing, and they would give us fish to take home. The chorus of this song is adapted from one of the traditional fishermen songs.
Track Name: Forward, Never Backwards
Heya hey hey a hey kpalogo, kpalogo, kpalogo.
Forward, never backwards, never.
Wo ya wo hie woba wose dong
Wo hie egbele alakaa woo kraa,
Gbeme didjing afe ekome.
Why do we have to fight so hard to be free
Because of your background?
Oseye eeye agoo hé ame da.
Track Name: Fine Lady
This song talks about how beautiful everyone is -
Doesn't matter your age, if you are disabled, black, white,
or any other colour.
Track Name: Free People
I heard the news from the whispering trees
This is the time when men must be free.
I'd like to see you talk freedom talk.
I'd like to see you walk freedom walk.
No more, fighting
People must be free.
No more war, segregation,
We must be together as one people.
People must be free.
Africa, Liberia, Sudan, Ivory Coast,
Zimbabwe, Congo, West Papua, Middle East.
Track Name: Kpalogo Mi
Solo on my beloved native kpalogo drums.