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Ba Ba Ôh (Live)

by Njacko Backo & Kalimba Kalimba

Released in 2006, this project celebrates the essence of World Music through the collaboration of different cultural influences. These songs contains an element of community, a fundamental part of African culture.
Genre: World: African
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Toumkak (Live)
Njacko Backo & Kalimba Kalimba
4:56 $0.99
2. La Vie Est Belle (Live)
Njacko Backo & Kalimba Kalimba
4:17 $0.99
3. Monkey Man (Live)
Njacko Backo & Kalimba Kalimba
3:43 $0.99
4. Ekekereke Ewa (Live)
Njacko Backo & Kalimba Kalimba
4:05 $0.99
5. Meu Nkouou (Live)
Njacko Backo & Kalimba Kalimba
2:45 $0.99
6. Mama (Live)
Njacko Backo & Kalimba Kalimba
5:19 $0.99
7. Ba Ba Ôh (Live)
Njacko Backo & Kalimba Kalimba
4:58 $0.99
8. Hello Canada (Live)
Njacko Backo & Kalimba Kalimba
5:26 $0.99
9. Nkoni (Live)
Njacko Backo & Kalimba Kalimba
4:07 $0.99
10. Meulinnoh (Live)
Njacko Backo & Kalimba Kalimba
2:02 $0.99
11. Don't Judge Love, Just Love (Live)
Njacko Backo & Kalimba Kalimba
4:19 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
"Music can cure people. It's universal, it's spiritual...There's magic there. We as human beings cannot even describe it. It's so strong that it's impossible to define what music is. You cannot know."
- Njacko Backo

1. Toumkak
Toumkak, toumkak, ou ba ya dio (drum, drum, where are you?)
Once upon a time in a village called Bazou, there was a man who had 2 wives. This man hated his first wife very much. One day she passed away leaving behind her eleven year old boy. After some time the father sent the little boy into the forest to bring back the Village Toumkak (the spiritual drum of the village, stolen many years ago by the evil Chief of a nearby Village. The evil Chief did not want people to be protected by the sound of the Toumkak). The Father did this knowing his son would not return. But with the help of God and his Grandmother, the little boy was able to retrieve the lost Toumkak and return safely to his Village with it. The little boy was so happy to bring the Toumkak back to his Father and the Village, that he started to play. His Father heard the sound of the Toumkak and this drove him from the Village, never to return. The people of the Village were so happy to have their Toumkak returned that they appointed the little boy as the Guardian of the Toumkak.

2. La Vie Est Belle
This is the story of Life. Life can't be beautiful if children are still sleeping without food to eat and water to drink. The only day that we will see peace is that day when every child will have food, water and shelter.

3. Monkey Man
We are not here to judge one another. We are here to help ourselves and others. Don't hate the monkey because he is a monkey - it's not his fault!

4. Ekekereke Ewa (Jou Jou Kalaba)
In Cameroon, Ekekereke is the 1st call for every child into the world of music. Children prepare for Christmas, New Year's, Independence Day and Youth Celebration Day by making instruments and costumes out of recycling products. Early in the morning on the day of the celebration (5am), the children go door to door in the Village and play music, sing and dance until sunset. The parents will give the children presents of mangoes, bananas, and money.

5. Me Nkouou
This is a message to all siblings, just to let you know that I love you. If you love or you don't love me, I don't care, because I love you.

6. Mama
My true thinking and prayer to all the mothers in the world. If I can breathe today, and see the light, you all gave me that opportunity. So mothers mothers mothers, I love you all! This song was awarded an honourable mention in the 15th Annual Billboard World Songwriting Competition.

7. Ba Ba Oh
I just don't understand how people can think that they can own the Universe. The day you were born you did not know if you were a girl or a boy, if you were black or white, or which country you were born in. So I give thanks to God every day of my life for you, and for me. May God continue to bless us all and show us the way to the light.

8. Hello Canada
Just my way to tell Canada that I love her. Canada is my home, it is where my life is, it is where my life will always be. I love you Canada!

9. Nkoni
In reality, what is more beautiful and more clean than love? In fact, if you want to be a star all you have to do is plant the seed of love inside your spirit and love will then become your soul.

10. Meulinnoh
We have to respect one another because without respect we will never achieve anything. We have to believe int he power of love and the strength of hard work.

11. Don't Judge Love, Just Love
(bonus track)

Njacko Backo & Kalimba Kalimba is....

Njacko Backo - lead vocals, kalimba, djembe, ngoni, bara, percussion
Chip Yarwood - guitars, banjo, flute and backing vocals
Anne Lederman - violin, accordion, backing vocals, lead vocals (6)
Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo - drum kit, bata, timbales, congas, bongos, percussion, backing vocals
Paco Luviano - electric bass, backing vocals
Trevor Ferrier - kalimba, tabla, djembe

Guest Musicians

Kevin Barreto - trumpet
Robin Tejas - sax
Janice Lambert - backing vocals, lead vocals (8)
Laura Azahar - backing vocals
Hannah Burge - backing vocals, lead vocals (6)
Additional backing vocals - Serge Tshiunza, Paul Baathi, Julie Meta Maiba, Regine Kimy Yala, Christina Maiba, Victor Maiba, Kemer Yousuf (3), Jacques Yamdjie (8)



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