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Written by Super Biton de Segou around the time of Mali’s independence, this is to boost up morale of Mali’s youth for the work of making the new county a success. “Lefe” is type of fan used by Malians to stoke the flames of fires for cooking. This song uses the image of this fan as a metaphor. It is to fan the flames of inspiration for the youth to go about the work of country building.

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Whatever money we find will go to buy one fan
With this fan we stoke the flames of inspiration for Mali's Youth
Malians, worry not
My hat's off to Mali's children and all of the citizens of Mali!

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from Orchestra Gold - II, released November 1, 2019

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Orchestra Gold Oakland, California

Fronted by the charismatic Malian singer and dancer Mariam Diakité, Orchestra Gold (OG) plays an original stew of African – inspired rock and soul music. Drawing deeply on Mali’s musical history, OG blends analog, rhythmic dance music together with elements of psychedelic soul. With roots Malian drumming and the deep wisdom of Mariam’s vocals, OG moves audiences from the inside out. ... more

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