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 Touab! Touab!

Nikodem Rautsko / FR, PL

duration: 3':59''

Text of the song
Presentation: This song is at the crossroads of the differing viewpoints of Sénégal and France. It takes the point of view of a French tourist arriving in Dakar and that of the Senegalese people looking at him. In its chorus, it uses the cry of street children in the streets of large African towns when a tourist arrives : « Toubab* ! Toubab ! Give me a present ! »

TOUBAB! TOUBAB!

CHORUS

Toubab ! Toubab ! Give me a present …
There‘s not enough money, all dog-like like a mutt.
Toubab ! Toubab ! Give me a present …
Give me some cash for the children of the ghetto.
Toubab ! Toubab ! Give me presents…
Bougnougn we fu donne aye boure gnoune Bougnou démé donne aye diamé
Toubab ! Toubab ! Give me presents…
Give me some cash for the children of the ghetto…

Nikodem‘s verse

In Panama, my friend, it‘s completely crazy,
Head held hostage, nothing to do but smoke and clap.
You burst open a packet of fags while you‘re pregnant.
You dwell on your life and you become a wreck.
So, it’s truly time that we lift off !
That we take flight and change the scene.
Off on safari, and have some rumbaba.
There’ll be Kinine at the picnic, and we’re in Peking !

Serge’s verse

Nikodem, Niko. No gun Bang ! Bang !
Honck no nope no rabbit, the wrongdoer.
Amoul confidence Thei African bougnoule
Colonise sougnou aye brain. Lougnou teck nguege tegui
Def the smartest. Si intérêt pas paty pas.
Toubab dou maye daye lebélé for sure
Diguenté nit kou gnoul ak toubab
Dafa melni boy ak come on town
Nit kou gnoule ne toubab egale tout bakh
Pocket full of money doundou bou stable
Té nekh I’ll stop there là, là, là…

CHORUS

Nikodem‘s verse

Terranga Sénégal, we landed at Dakar. Total time-lag , you can see the damage.
Welcome to Africa, open doors.
Have a seat, we eat from the same plate. Fed up chasing the money.
Nobody‘s in a hurry, it‘s back to basics.
Most of the kids around us
Have already lived through more than any of us.

Idy‘s verse

Kéwélo Baye beu samba ladé. Mangaye même djieulilene
Séné dome ya dessamaya. Mongaye même
Soye nawe dale si Ngueré. Ni soye nawe dalé Ngueré
Loumou nawe nawe dale si Ngueré. Nisoye nawe dale si Ngueré

CHORUS

Children’s voices : « Toubab ! Toubab ! Give me presents… »

Jules‘ verse

Mané dé yémouna mané tché. Wasarrané bougnou gnewé fidonne
Aye boure gnoume bougnou démé. Donne aye diame.
Quoune boumou diane bi dogue na. Ana bou koye dogue yé, yé, yé, yé.

Nikodem‘s verse

Hey ! It’s for the kids brought up in the ghetto, on the streets from Peking to Soweto.
Oh ! For the toubabs and the gringos.
Those lucky enough to have a fridge and warm water.
It’s for the kids brought up in the ghetto, on the streets from Peking to Soweto.
Oh ! For the toubabs and the gringos.
Here we need to work all together to change things !

CHORUS

*white man

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Nikodem Rautsko

 Nikodem Rautsko

Of Polish origin, living in Val de Fontenay in Val de Marne, NIKODEM is a young committed and militant rapper. Since 1995, he has been taking on themes that are both and happy and aware throughout his music. Been involved in numerous projects( mixtape, compilation...).
The song brings together NIKODEM and Senegalese group KHELCOM.

 

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