Amen (Salif Keita album)

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Amen
Studio album by Salif Keita
Released 1991
Recorded 1991
Genre World Music
Length 43:50
Label Mango
Producer Joe Zawinul
Salif Keita chronology
Ko-Yan
(1989)
Amen
(1991)
Destiny of a Noble Outcast
(1991)

Amen is the third studio album from Malian artist Salif Keita. It was released in 1991 by Mango and produced by Joe Zawinul.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Yele n Na"
  2. "Waraya"
  3. "Tono"
  4. "Kuma" - Speak
  5. "Nyanafi" - Nostalgia
  6. "Karifa"
  7. "N B'I Fe" - I love you
  8. "Lony" - Knowledge

Kuma[edit]

If you drop a child you can catch it, but if a word is out you cannot catch it anymore. One has to learn to speak, if you do not believe ask a lawyer. One has to learn to speak, if you do not believe this ask a griot.

Nyanafi[edit]

Nyanafi means nostalgia, and the song is about the importance of life. If you think you will buy a car, if the death comes you will forget it. If you think you will buy an airplane, if the death comes you will forget it. If you see a young boy in his death clothes you will know that life is nothing. If you see a young girl in her death clothes you will know that life is nothing. If you are complaining, and you remember that image of the young boy, it will calm you down.

Lony[edit]

Lony means knowledge. All depends on the knowledge to do something.