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Thread #99389   Message #2238081
Posted By: Azizi
16-Jan-08 - 07:42 PM
Thread Name: African Folk Songs
Subject: RE: African Folk Songs
Thanks for posting that version of Funga Alafia, DeBowrah.

Given Funga Alafia is a folk song, there can be many different versions of that song.

Some versions of a folk song could be older than others, but I suppose that one version or another may not be more "correct" than any other one. However, there are better or more correct translations of songs from one language to another.

I'd love to know the meanings of the African words to that song, and what language or languages they come from. But that doesn't mean that the song had to adhere to that fixed translation.