French Music: “Si Tu Veux” by Mumford and Sons Posted by Elizabeth Schmermund on May 14, 2018 in Music
If you’re a diehard Mumford and Sons fan, you might be aware that they’ve released one song in French. “Si Tu Veux” is a collaboration between Mumford and Sons, the Senegalese singer Baaba Maal, the South African pop group Beatenberg, and the producer-vocalist The Very Best. It was released on their Johannesburg EP, which was recorded during the band’s tour in South Africa in 2016.
Baaba Maal is one of Senegal’s—and even Africa’s—most famous musicians. He sings primarily in Pulaar, a Fula language that you can hear on “Si Tu Veux.” However, as a Senegalese musician, he has also performed in French. You can listen to Baaba Maal talk about his album The Traveller (in French) below:
The lyrics for “Si Tu Veux” are simple, and are mixed with Pulaar. You can read them, and their English translation below:
Ou bien je vais chez moi
Ou bien on va chez toi
Si tu vas tu verras
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