Assorted thoughts on daily life in Cairo and Chicago
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
One of my good friends, the wonderful Lila, loves the Michael Jackson song "Please Don't Stop the Music," mostly for the little riff that sounds like "mama se mama sa mama ma cu sa." She had heard somewhere that the words were Swahili, but I did some research and it comes from this awesome "afrobeat" Cameroonian sax player, Manu Dibango. Apparently, this song was the first disco song.