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  • Kemekem (I Like Your Afro) by Meklit, Featuring Samuel Yirga

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    Released by Six Degrees Records on the Meklit album We Are Alive, March 2014 http://meklitmusic.bandcamp...
    Directed by Pete Lee, Choreography: Shawnrey Notto, Dancers: Shawnrey Notto & Zeik McCarter
    Director of Photography: Drew Daniels
    Art Directoin: Katherine O’Toole
    Dolly Grip: Stu Cantrell
    Crew: Jackson Barlow
    PA: Thomas Tan




    The Afrettes: Helen Arega, Tanna Tucker and Shushan Tesfuzigta
    Location: Monsoon Co, Oakland CA
    Meklit's clothes by Weston.

    Special thanks to
    *The great Samuel Yirga for his creativity in this trans-Atlantic collaboration
    *Abegaz Shiota for use of his Addis Ababa recording studio
    *Heruy Arefe-Aine for coordinating the Meklit/Samuel Yirga collaboration
    *Sandeep Sood and Erica Norris and the whole staff of Monsoon for hosting the shoot so generously.




    *The brilliant extras who spent their afternoons with us
    *Angkana Kurutach and The Slanted Door
    *Camera Provided by Nick Serneo and Daniel Soderberg

    Loose translation:
    My sweet, with the beautiful afro
    You with the beautiful afro

    You with the beautiful afro,
    Your house is at the top of the hill, mine is at the bottom
    Just roll down like a ring and come to me.

    Woy la la, child of my country
    Woy la la, you who shares the river with me

    You with the beautiful afro,
    Someone could ransack my house and not find a trace of you.
    That's how discreet I could be with our love

    Woy la la, child of my country
    Woy la la, you who shares the river with me

    You with the beautiful afro,
    You are driving my heart like a cattle herder drives the oxen

    Woy la la, child of my country
    Woy la la, you who shares the river with me

    You with the beautiful afro,
    You're delicious like injera and sweet like tej
    A homeboy is just like that too.

    Dont you leave, dont you leave....
    Dont you leave, dont you leave.... Show less
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