Yamma Jatta - XamXam - Jola - West African Music Video





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Published on Apr 29, 2007

Yamma Jatta 'na sukam enche yet la' which means 'the tribe told me to go home'.

This song tells a story of a girl who is abandoned by her husband. She is then told to go back to her husband by her family and the tribe offer her support saying 'the tribe must always stick together'.

XamXam's first music video 'Yamma Jatta' by the Gambian Jolla tribe 'Gibunket Asukatian' cultural troupe who are based in the village of 'Marakisse.

The video starts with their parting words to us as we headed back to the UK. The rest of the footage show the musicians in the studio, The Gambian outback, live at the Alliance Franco - Gambienne Cultural, the river Gambia.
Also there is At home with the Jolla's where they invited us to their compound and put on a great show. The real tribal side of Africa.


Zackline Jatta - Vocals
Amie Jatta - Vocals
Albert Demba - Vocals
Abdoubie Jatta - Kutir Drums/Vocals/Bottle
Ebrima Sambou - Kutir Drums/Vocals
Edward Demba - Kutir Drums Vocals
Marcel Demba - Akonting/ Kutir Drums/ Vocals
Ousman Beyai - Composer, Guitarist, Arranger

From the UK

Musa Mboob - African percussion
Phil Thornton - Producer, keyboards, e-bow guitar, recorder.
Iqbal Khan Pathan - Indian percussion.
Laurel Swift Violin
John Dipper - Violin
Michael Appleby - Guitar
Thomas Christen - Sax

  • Category

  • License

    • Standard YouTube License
  • Song

  • Artist

    • Phil Thornton
  • Album

    • Yamma Jatta
  • Licensed by

    • The Orchard Music (on behalf of blue dot music)


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