Francis Jocky's Elephant

Diwo Story

Some years later, one winter day (snow falling) Sombol is feeling stifled, trapped. Irritated by hypocrisy and daily demonstrations of hate, his music has become his only refuge. He knows that the only way he can escape this imprisonment is to speak with the voice of melodies and passion. (even if it's only in the dim corner of the little jazz club down the street)

While playing there, Sombol began to open his soul. The superficial chit-chat of pretentious businessmen and there mistresses, became hushed, the clinking of glasses ceased and the artist reviling in his own pain was put on hold for a few moments. As they were all entranced by the talent and interpretive skills of this young village boy from the coast of Cameroon. The people began to encompass his piano, but this time the circle was not one of mourning and dispare, but one of hope and confidence in a time of tribulation. Though this experience was so satisfying to Sombol, something was still missing...

Diwo Lyrics

Sèlè laka mba, din longuè mo le ndé diwo
To ndjiké pasa wasé, musango mo mu titi

Longuè le ndé ka nin nguéa
Di londi na makobi wuma té
O ma dangwa so tè o si bola loko
Léna di yombea oa ponda tè

To oala o moin, o siba o wasé
To o bèmè ndé bèsè, to o si ben ndé tolambo
Nin wasé nyé ndé ni po wuma tè

Sèlè laka mba, din longuè mo lé ndé diwo
To ndjiké pasa wasé, musango mo mu titi

Longuè mo lé ndé din londo
O sibi ndjé ménguèlè oa boso
Nguéguéti ndé yé oa ka dikom
I nendè pè ba na oa ponda tè
To wondea ndé moin, o siba o wasé
Wéndédi mwèné kombo, o si bèni wuma wala
Din longuè lé ndé diwo wuma tè

Sèlè laka mba din longuè mo lé ndé diwo
To ndjiké pasa wasé, musango mo mu titi
Ya bisèlè nba, yen’ esoka mo yé ndé iwo
To ndjiké pasa wasé, yin’itaba yé ndé iwo

Bass : Bobby Jocky
Drums : Fabien Haimovici
Background Vocals : Valerie Belinga
Percussions : Bendja

 

Piano, Organ, String Orchestration, Lead & Background Vocals : Francis Jocky