Francis Jocky's Elephant

Kaba N'Gondo Story

This is the evening of a grand annual celebration "The Ngondo" of the Douala people, an evening of celebrating mythological warriors, legends, traditions and the pride of the coastal people! Passions and emotions run high. During this event the news of Sombol's safe return in combination with these monumental festivities forces Sombol's father (a wealthy and important man) into a fierce and emotional dance. Using his mind, body and spirit Sombol's father is transported to a place beyond himself. He collapses & breaths his last earthly breath.

 

Kaba N'Gondo Lyrics

A mouna mama mbana njika lambo
Ndé longué mo di mala ndé wè
Bana ba sawa bèsè bèsè ndé ba si nin ngoso
A mouna mana ya bé so nè 
Ba douanè biso djédou, ba timbanè biso Douala
A mouna papa sè eyango
Bana ba sawa bèsè mo ndé bondèa ba siba
A mouna mama nèni lambo. 

Kaba n’gondo , O n’gondo é k aba n’gondo
Kaba n’gondo , O n’gondo é k aba n’gondo 

A mouna mama mbana njika lambo
Ndé longué mo di mala ndé wè
Bana ba sawa bèsè bèsè ndé ba si nin ngoso
A mouna mana ya bé so nè 
Ba douanè biso djédou, ba timbanè biso Douala


A mouna papa sè eyango
Bana ba sawa bèsè mo ndé bondèa ba siba
A mouna mama nèni lambo. 
Kaba n’gondo , O n’gondo é kaba n’gondo
Kaba n’gondo, Ambassi bé, kaba n’gondo
Kaba n’gondo, Bolobo é, kaba n’gondo
Kaba n’gondo, O n’gondo é, kaba n’gondo 

Nde Bonapriso pe be pon so nde Douala
Nde Bonadibong bese pe be pon so nde Douala
Son Bonabedi lo si dia o mbusa e o
Na Bonakwama pe be pon so nde Douala, Douala mbedi 
Nde BonaAkwa pe be pon so nde Douala
Nde Bonadeido pe be pon so nde Douala mbedi
A Bonamusadi lo si dia o mbusa e
Nde Bonendale pe be pon so nde Douala

Bass : Bobby Jocky
Percussions : Moussa Cissoko
Drums : Fabien Haimovici
Background vocals : Valerie Belinga, Bebe-Marie Moukouri
Guitars, Synths, Percussions, Drums Programming, String Orchestration, Lead & Background Vocals : Francis Jocky