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Amadou & Mariam — Sénégal Fast Food
Album: Dimanche à Bamako
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6.8

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Total ratings: 1384









Released: 2005
Length: 4:12
Plays (last 30 days): 1
C'est au Manhattan fast food Dakar
Sngal cinma Le Paris demain je serais parti
La gare Dakar Bamako mon p'tit y'a pas de problme
tout vas bien aujourd'hui je me marie
J'ai confiance amour solo Gao l'Algrie Tunisie Italie
Y'a pas de problme, j'aime au Manhattan fast food Dakar
Sngal Cinma le Paris ascenceur pour le Ghetto

Il est minuit Tokyo, il est cinq heures au Mali
Quelle heure est-il au paradis

Il est minuit Tokyo, il est cinq heures au Mali
Quelle heure est-il au paradis

C'est au Manhattan fast food Dakar
Sngal, la grand-mre l'hopital dans tte tout vas bien
Cairek, moi ici, toi l-bas, le visa au consulat
Numro 39, y'attends y'attends l'tal civil dj l'an 2000, dj 2000 ans
Au Manhattan fast food Dakar
Sngal cinma Le Paris (cinma Le Paris)

Il est minuit Tokyo, il est cinq heures au Mali
Quelle heure est-il au paradis
(cinma Le Paris)

Il est minuit Tokyo, il est cinq heures au Mali
Quelle heure est-il au paradis
(cinma Le Paris)

Cinma le Dakar, Bamako, Rio di Janeiro
O est le problme o est la frontire
Entre les murs se faufillent dans l'ascenceur
Ascenceur pour le ghetto

Au Manhattan fast food Dakar
Sngal cinma Le Paris (Cinma le Paris)

Il est maintenant 5 heures

Il est minuit Tokyo, il est cinq heures au Mali
Quelle heure est-il au paradis

(cinma Le Paris)
(cinma Le Paris)

Il est maintenant 5 heures
Comments (242)add comment
This ditty is giving me a chubby.

Good Tune!  I never heard of them before.  Thank You RP!
 smartn1 wrote:

Anybody who can sing in 5 plus languages (Manu Chao) gets my vote. 

Amadou and Mariam are fabulous as well. 




I Agree!!
Anybody who can sing in 5 plus languages (Manu Chao) gets my vote. 

Amadou and Mariam are fabulous as well. 
Whit Manu Chao (vocals)
7 -> 8
Criminally underrated here.  This whole album is a treasure.
Way too much Mano Chao >> 4
 davidbrace61 wrote:

Reminds me of Manu Chao

 
He's a featuring in this song (and he's once again reusing his own lyrics)

Reminds me of Manu Chao

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs6Y4kZ8qtw


Nice !
J'aime toujours Amadou et Mariam! Tres bien choisi, Bill!

Well then....I've heard this tune on RP since I first started listening to RP....and just now read through the comments.  I'm sure I should have expected the rather negative feelings expressed here, we are talking about World Music and clearly there's a fear of the unknown world and all that. 

What I really came here to say was that I was surprised at how much of the song I understood.  People from France, when speaking French, for me are really hard to understand....too fast, too many idioms, etc., and well maybe it's the fact they're from Mali makes the French easier for me to understand.  Anyways, I think I've had this at a 6 for a long time and today I'm bumping to a 7.  It's a fun song, in a "foreign" (to me) language which I understand most of....wow....how un-American of me! 

Vive le Radio Paradise!!


rock on
 steveinfrance wrote:

Have a good day Lazarus, tosser.

 
Wrong poster, salaud. PM to continue this amicable exchange.
Great combination... I reckon Manu would work well with quite a few African artists.
C'mon RP, this sounds like the soundtrack for a bad cartoon.  PSD time!
My daughter 'borrowed' this cd from me. . . never got it back. . . hello iTunes. . . here is some more money . . . and a little bit of commission for RP {#Flamed}
Great lyrics.  Good fun.

I can imagine myself sucking back on light blond beer in a thatched hut and listening to this.
Like several who already commented, I could have bet it was Manu Chao ! 

I'm very surprised and shocked by some racists comments as well... some people's stupidity has no limit... sad.  

to come back to the song, nothing exceptional but ok to listen too once in a while, doesn't deserve more than 5 imo . 
is this "We didn't start the fire" in French?
 fredriley wrote:

Je ne comprends pas - désolé :(

Amadou et Mariam me plaisent beaucoup. Allez les francophones afriques :)

 
Have a good day Lazarus, tosser.
 Lazarus wrote:
love this song less than mustard farts by beautiful people...

 
Je ne comprends pas - désolé :(

Amadou et Mariam me plaisent beaucoup. Allez les francophones afriques :)
Qu'est-ce que c'est chiant, ce truc !
Comme tout ce que pond Manu Chao, en fait. {#Frustrated}
BORING!!!
love this song less than mustard farts by beautiful people...
 milleronic wrote:

It's so odd to hear someone from South Carolina promulgate their racism with a properly spelled coherent sentence.

 
 nice riposte, well said. 
 philipr wrote:
Terrapin52 wrote:
It's so odd to hear savages speaking french. 

 
Quelle tristesse de voir des commentaires pareils, on souhaiterai presque de la censure.
Pourquoi tant de haine ? à moins qu'il s'agisse d'humour noir ....
La bétise humaine est sans limite et encore plus attristante quand elle s'attaque à la musique, ce fil qui devrait tous nous rassembler.
 
Ha ha you have to get at least one savage listening to RP, don't you think philipr? Anyway, I'll take the bet on the black humour on this one , it's better for my health (if I dare to paraphrase Voltaire here)
Allez hop, un peu de distance, et que la musique gagne!
 ziggytrix wrote:
ambrebalte wrote:


Love the lyrics, so sadly accurate -

For some reason it reminds me of Manu Chao Clandestino -
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1t1uw_manu-chao-clandestino_music#.Ub4WBZyT52o




 
Manu Chao sounds just like Manu Chao! {#Wink}
 
You are SO right! Sorry, I meant the lyrics...  {#Biggrin}
Love it!
 terrapin52 wrote:
It's so odd to hear savages speaking french. 

 
Quelle tristesse de voir des commentaires pareils, on souhaiterai presque de la censure.
Pourquoi tant de haine ? à moins qu'il s'agisse d'humour noir ....
La bétise humaine est sans limite et encore plus attristante quand elle s'attaque à la musique, ce fil qui devrait tous nous rassembler.
 ambrebalte wrote:


Love the lyrics, so sadly accurate -

For some reason it reminds me of Manu Chao Clandestino -
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1t1uw_manu-chao-clandestino_music#.Ub4WBZyT52o




 
Manu Chao sounds just like Manu Chao! {#Wink}


Love the lyrics, so sadly accurate -

For some reason it reminds me of Manu Chao Clandestino -
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1t1uw_manu-chao-clandestino_music#.Ub4WBZyT52o



8->9

awesome feel to this song - hearing it start lifted my mood immediately
 terrapin52 wrote:
It's so odd to hear savages speaking french. 

 
It's so odd to hear someone from South Carolina promulgate their racism with a properly spelled coherent sentence.
 terrapin52 wrote:
It's so odd to hear savages speaking french. 

 
It's so odd to see racist assholes posting here.
Love to hear this more often!
great music out of Mali: one of their many qualities. Lets keep them in mind during these trying times. They deserve it :)
..draws me right in..8!..
I saw these people on Later with Jools Holland (yes us brits do have the best TV music show) and bought this album, then I wore it out, music is so much better when you don't understand the words.

Now how about some dengue fever.
 terrapin52 wrote:
It's so odd to hear savages speaking french. 
 
Oh, racism from a South Carolinan. That's original. Sadly, this isn't the first time I've seen abject racism on Radio Paradise forums. I hope it'll be the last.
Don't always recognize the song when it hasn't been played for awhile (even though I bought the album) but ALWAYS end up cranking it up.
Savages? Joke, right? Or R U one of those stand your ground gun crazis? Tell us, inquiring minds want to know, anyway that song had good energy. 
Funny, I Like it. I need this CD.
 terrapin52 wrote:
It's so odd to hear savages speaking french. 
 
?????? I want an explanation.
Fascinating! Manu rules, and Amadou & Mariam too.
World music : Mali + Spain + France !
A perfect argumentation against the proliferation of hip hop in Africa.
lil too early here for this 'dou & Mar..
Best cover artwork ever {#Daisy} nice song too

It's so odd to hear savages speaking french. 
This is happy music, but cosmic.  I think the music while you're waiting for a conference call should be this album.
 AndyJ wrote:
Infectious. Hard not to smile and want to get up and move hips and feet.  Thanks
 
agreed 7 -> 8.  I actually expected this to wear out on me, but it's doing the opposite.

Infectious. Hard not to smile and want to get up and move hips and feet.  Thanks
  | (I think he's gone now.  Quieter around here.)
 V
 
LOOKS LIKE THE PARADISE HAS WASHED AWAY

THIS IS NO PARADISE.  WHAT HAPPENED.  SOLD OUT?

i WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!!!
I can't stop listening to this song. But I can't find the original african lyrics for the refrain: does anyone know?
I heard this come on.  Just had to log on long enough to give this a one and turn this *^@% off!
 danmcminn wrote:
Err.... Bodhisattva, did you look at the lower-right corner of the album cover at the top of the page here?

 {#Smile}
 


 Bodhisattva wrote:
At first I thought this was Manu Chao...  sounds just like him.

 

Err.... Bodhisattva, did you look at the lower-right corner of the album cover at the top of the page here?

 {#Smile}
Saw these guys at Lolla two years ago - there wasn't a still foot in the crowd.

Amazing musicianship and 5,000 pounds of groove. 
At first I thought this was Manu Chao...  sounds just like him.

Is this a cover of the song by Las Ketchup?

It sounds much better in this funky format... 
 

Pots and kettles...

I've seen a lot of serious intolerance and ignorance in Europe too, yes, even in Köln.

Oh, and here is a good example.



 
Stingray wrote:


Mute....? Means? Means you dislike the song (as much as the cover)?

From what country-side are you...?

Rural Kansas with a single trip to Florida...?

Guess so!

 

Very nice nice transition from Beatles "Good Day Sunshine". Theme sets are nice, but seamless transitions rock.

Amadou & Mariam - "Le Réalité" - Live (2005):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shbOmNakdTo

 Stingray wrote:


Mute....? Means? Means you dislike the song (as much as the cover)?

From what country-side are you...?

Rural Kansas with a single trip to Florida...?

Guess so!

 
your harrassing PM to me has been reported to BillG

grow up and learn how to play nice with others.

everyone has, and is allowed an opinion, especially here. if it differs from yours, ignore it and move on.

 lily34 wrote:
mute.

but the cover cracks me up.
 

Mute....? Means? Means you dislike the song (as much as the cover)?

From what country-side are you...?

Rural Kansas with a single trip to Florida...?

Guess so!

 handyrae wrote:
I'd love some Sengal fast food. I'm not sure what it would be, but I bet it's tasty.
 

rather not...! Sorry!

The song is TOP CUISINE nevertheless,

that melody - unbelievable!


mute.

but the cover cracks me up.
I bet Bill plays that song for me!

INCREDIBLE! WONDERFUL! REAL MUSIC! GIVES ME SHIVERS!

WOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!

That is melody - real melody!


Sweet!
I never heard Amadou & Mariam playing in Mali... generally more traditional kora playing.
I'd love some Sengal fast food. I'm not sure what it would be, but I bet it's tasty.
Loved the Manu Chao influences

I like the 80s telephone bit - reminds me of Yaz (or Yazoo, depending on what country you are in).

Toetappinly good.
 heberman wrote:

 
HAHAHA!  That banana is flipping out!




This is really growing on me. Yeah!

Until the singing started, I thought that this was going to be Donna The Buffalo.

I have this song on my iPod- it's exactly the right tempo to jog to!
Anybody heard their new album?

It's been getting great reviews.
 water wrote:
reminds me of manu chao
 

  Look at the album cover - he's a guest vocalist...
Love it {#Dancingbanana}makes me wanna get up and dance
{#Drummer}   Totally groovy!

That album cover never fails to make me smile.

Wish I could spend a Sunday in the marketplace with those two.
Quelle heure est-t-il au paradis?{#Bananajam}


'amul ( or amoul)  solo' means 'no problem' in Wolof, the main native language of Senegal.
this combination working fine  -   7.
Johannes is back from the black beautiful continent!!!!
reminds me of manu chao
Gracias tío Manu
Excelsior wrote:
The poster was replying to dreadpixie, not PG. I realize that PG was a rather famous troll on here... in essence, by claiming that dreadpixie is a "reincarnation" of PG, he was saying that dreadpixie's negative comment was meant as a troll and was not to be taken seriously.
I noticed, and my crappy laptop forgot the last part of my response. and you beat me to the edit. Pixie does seem to have many of PG's tastes though I've noticed. Seems others have as well.
Excelsior wrote:
Uh-oh, someone doesn't like a song, and dared to say so! Obviously they're a troll, because the only other possibility is that they sincerely don't like it. But nahhh, that's impossible, right? I'm so glad that you're doing your part to keep the song comments pure and free of dissent.
Pg is a total troll. Look at the rantings and you'll start to wonder at the fact this bafoon listend to the stream at all...NOTHING Bill plays is up to snuff for PG. Most of Us long time regulars have tuned out PG and thankfully no longer have to put up with the ranting of a lunatic mind. Pixie's is a PG post style for when it seemed there was little time to postulate more. (edit a third time. . . egad, I need a new pc, I type faster than it can process, and I'm s l o w) Dreadpixie sometimes channels PG's spirit it seems.
squidish wrote:
Is that you, PhysicsGenius? Please return to your hole in the ground, por favor.
Uh-oh, someone doesn't like a song, and dared to say so! Obviously they're a troll, because the only other possibility is that they sincerely don't like it. But nahhh, that's impossible, right? I'm so glad that you're doing your part to keep the song comments pure and free of dissent.
Chumbawamba-1984 wrote:
What we use in Quebec for 'fast food' is usually 'malbouffe' which litterally mean 'badfood' The closest slang phrase in use there would probably be a translation of "pet food". "Restauration rapide" is the official generic euphemism for McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut, Starbuck's and other imported junk food places over there. IMHO, the whole song is all about the appealing western world image of a fast food restaurant in the middle of Dakar, Senegal and its symbolic Stairway to (rich countries) Heaven. The lyrics are about the current migration to Europe as erroneously seen as an Eden by numerous young Africans. Illegal immigration kills hundreds of migrants each year from overloaded and unsafe boats drowning in route.
sundown...and we have arrived in senegal. now thats fast food man. keep on keepin!
Or something. That's him groovin' on the vocals. roodboy wrote:
top stuff - i gave it a 9 - i think Manu Chao is involved as producer or something
It's got a beat. I can dance to it. Makes me smile.
I like this song. And what I like most of all is what immigrants have done for French-language pop-music (or however you lable this). French rock used to be unbearably bad, in my opinion.
dreadpixie wrote:
this song is awful. please make it stop.
Is that you, PhysicsGenius? Please return to your hole in the ground, por favor.
What part did Manu Chao perform in the development of this album? It just reeks of his sound. In a good way. (ah he produced it)
dreadpixie wrote:
this pie chart joke is so last year. and it has nothing to do with reviewing this song. pls don't be spamming the comments with crap. re: this song. I don't like it, it's so derivative, and sounds like a blend of all the quality upbeat foreign music you guys play.
Lou-hoo sser-herr
Man, I could get some vacuuming done with this tune cranked....
I love this band and especially this hit.
Love Senegalese music.
EssexTex wrote:
Don't like African music as a rule...but this proves that giving different sounds a chance does work...I think this a nice song..think outside the box!
Welcome to the World.
Don't like African music as a rule...but this proves that giving different sounds a chance does work...I think this a nice song..think outside the box!
I really think we don't get enough African music here. We just get isolated flashes of brilliance on regular radio, if we're lucky. I know there's a lot more great stuff there (heck, it's a whole continent full of people and there's music all over it), but I don't even know where to look. I'm glad stuff like this turns up on RP.
dreadpixie wrote:
this song is awful. please make it stop.
Boy, you are in a mood this morning, aren't you.
dreadpixie wrote:
this pie chart joke is so last year. and it has nothing to do with reviewing this song. pls don't be spamming the comments with crap. re: this song. I don't like it, it's so derivative, and sounds like a blend of all the quality upbeat foreign music you guys play.
Always a pleasure...
this song is awful. please make it stop.
smilestoomuch wrote:
Don't they have a word for "fast food" in French?
The closest slang phrase in use there would probably be a translation of "pet food". "Restauration rapide" is the official generic euphemism for McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut, Starbuck's and other imported junk food places over there. IMHO, the whole song is all about the appealing western world image of a fast food restaurant in the middle of Dakar, Senegal and its symbolic Stairway to (rich countries) Heaven. The lyrics are about the current migration to Europe as erroneously seen as an Eden by numerous young Africans. Illegal immigration kills hundreds of migrants each year from overloaded and unsafe boats drowning in route.
dlaumor wrote:
What time is it in Paradise?
It is always this time:
MojoJojo wrote:
What is this song about? Seriously. I like it, but I'm curious what it means. I searched but didn't come up with much.
I made a traduction (with google) of the French Lyrics. I am french and it doesn't make really sense to me. they talk about leaving senegal and need to be encouraged I think (very personnal interpretation :)) Here are the traduction : "It is in Mahattan fast-food Dakar Senegal cinema Le Paris, Tomorrow I would have left, The station Dakar, Bamako Mopti Any problems? All is well Today I Marry, I have confidence Amoul solo, Gao, Algeria, Tunisia, Italy. There are no problems, I like! I have in Manhattan fast-food Dakar Senegal cinema Paris Elevator for the ghetto It is midnight in Tokyo It is five o'clock in Mali What time is it in Paradise? It is midnight in Tokyo It is five o'clock in Mali What time is it in Paradise? (Amadou and Mariam /traduction of African lyrics) Us who are leaving our countries It is necessary that the children of the country doesn't forget us Us who are in this thing Thing nobody of us could name it Us who are in remote countries It is necessary that the children of the country doesn't forget us It is in Manhattan fast-food Dakar Senegal, the grandmother at the hospital Grandfather all is well, me here, you over there, the visa with the consulate Number 39, I am waiting In the marital status already the year 2000, already 2000 years in Manhattan fast-food Dakar Senegal cinema Paris, It is midnight in Tokyo It is five o'clock in Mali What time is it in Paradise? It is midnight in Tokyo It is five o'clock in Mali What time is it in Paradise? Dakar, Bamako, Rio de Janeiro Where is the problem? Where is the frontier? Between the walls to thread in elevator for the ghetto In Manhattan fast-food Dakar Senegal cinema Paris, (Amadou and Mariam /traduction of African lyrics) Us who are leaving our countries It is necessary that the children of the country doesn't forget us Us who are in this thing Thing nobody of us could name it Us who are in remote countries It is necessary that the children of the country doesn't forget us It is midnight in Tokyo, It is five o'clock in Mali What time is it in Paradise? It is midnight in Tokyo, It is five o'clock in Mali What time is it in Paradise?
I think they sing about a new day in paradise (in Mali, Bamako) that starts.
What is this song about? Seriously. I like it, but I'm curious what it means. I searched but didn't come up with much.
UltraNurd wrote:
Mmm... linguistic hegemony...
Thanks, Professor Chomsky.
NeilBlanchard wrote:
Hello, This song isn't bad, but I'd rather hear Habib Koite: (click here) (6 vs 9, IMO) Neil
Habib's the best!
smilestoomuch wrote:
Don't they have a word for "fast food" in French?
Mmm... linguistic hegemony...