A rather nonsensical yet catchy “African play song” from The Gambia in West Africa in which the kids clap, sing and mimic each other while dancing. “Awa Yombei” is the name of girl who, in the course of the song, we follow in her marching, jumping and flying around.
COUNTRY: The Gambia
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE: Mandinka
GENRE: Liberian Choral Music
LYRICS OF THE ALL AROUND THIS WORLD VERSION:
Awa yombei, yombei yo!, Awa yombei, yombei yo!
Walk around now
Awa Yombei, yombei yo! Awa yombei, yombei yo!
Many thanks to Delyth Dallimore for introducing All Around This World to this song.