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Song and dance video clip.
The musicians were at that time members of the Doundoun African ensemble directed by Engin Bülbül. Ayhan Çetiner directed and edited the video. Mahir Şaul and Claudia Bülbül served as producers.
The song and dance scenes were filmed at the Beyaz Köşk beach in Kilyos, on the Black Sea coast of Istanbul; spontaneous documentary scenes from African migrant life in the Beyazıt and Galatasaray neighborhoods of Istanbul are also included.
The lyrics of the song are in the Malinke dialect of the Manding langauge (Guinea) and were transcribed and translated by Mahir Şaul with the expert advice of Dr. Mamadou Lamine Sanogo of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technologique of Burkina Faso (Ouagadougou).
This video features Aminata Bangoura from Guinea as singer
Aminata Mbaye and Awa Diagne (both from Senegal) as dancers
The musical instruments were played by
Fodé Camara (balafon) from Ginea
Kanyoura Dioubaté (jembe drum) from Guinea
Saliou Séné (dundun drum) from Senegal
Mohammed Ali Diallo (kora) from Mali
Erick Boy-Kabeya (jembe drum) from D. R. Congo.
African migrants, like all international migrants,
are diverse in terms of cultural background, social class, education level,
and income either before or after the migration experience.
Mahir Şaul, Professor
List of sub-Saharan African countries
|8.Central African Republic|
|12.Congo (Democratic Republic)|
|36.São Tomé and Príncipe|
|43. South Sudan|
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