Edited by Azizi Powell
[Updated with video- April 6, 2018]
This pancocojams post showcases the YouTube sound file & video of "Send Am Go Dung (Tell You Neighba)" by Sierra Leonean singer Mawings.
Selected comments from this sound file's discussion thread are also included in in this post.
In addition, this post presents information about Sierra Leone as well as information about Sierra Leone's Krio language.
The Addendum to this post includes a brief comment about contemporary Sierra Leone music.
The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.
All copyrights remain with their owners.
Thanks to Mawings for this hit song. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publishers of these YouTube examples.
SHOWCASE YOUTUBE EXAMPLES:
Example #1: Mawing - Sen Am Go Dong (Official Video)
SLMTV, Published on Feb 19, 2017
Song: Sen Am go Dong
1, 087 - total number of views
16-total number of likes
1- total number of dislikes
2 - total number of comments Statistics as of April 6, 2018 at 9:36 AM
Example #2: Send Am Go Dong (Tell You Neighba) – Mawings [sound file]
232CONNECT, Published on Sep 28, 2016
Send Am Go Dung (Tell You Neighba) - Mawings
Sierra Leone Music 2016
Latest Sierra Leone Music
Here's statistics about this YouTube sound file as of April 5, 2018 at 10:44 AM EDT:
425,679 - total number of views
1.8K -total number of likes
168- total number of dislikes
179 - total number of comments
EXPLANATION FOR THE SAYING "SEND AM GO DUNG" ("SEND AND GO DOWN"; "SEND DOWN")
I don't think that the saying "send down" ("send and go down") is used that much in the United States. Here's an explanation of that saying from https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/send+down
v. Chiefly British
To suspend or dismiss someone from a university: The university sent the students down for stealing supplies. They sent down two of the students for cheating."
A somewhat comparable African American Vernacular English phrase for "send and go down" is "kick [him, her, them] to the curb. Here's a definition for that phrase from https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/kick+him+to+the+curb
"kick (someone or something) to the curb
To discard, abandon, or dismiss someone or something that has become redundant, obsolete, useless, or unwanted. I can't believe that after 20 years of hard work the company would just kick me to the curb like that! I think it's about time we kick this old computer to the curb. I heard Jenny kicked her boyfriend to the curb last night. They must have had an awful fight!
That second example is much too proper. Also, it should be noted that I've always seen, heard, or used that phrase with a pronoun and not someone's name/nickname.
"To get rid of" is another American vernacular equivalent for "send down" ["send am go dung".
INFORMATION ABOUT SIERRA LEONE
"Sierra Leone ... officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Guinea to the northeast, Liberia to the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest.
About sixteen ethnic groups inhabit Sierra Leone, each with its own language and customs. The two largest and most influential are the Temne and the Mende people. The Temne are predominantly found in the north of the country, while the Mende are predominant in the southeast. Comprising a small minority are the Krio people, who are descendants of freed African American and West Indian slaves.
Although the English language is the official language spoken at schools and government administration, the Krio language, an English-based creole, is the most widely spoken language across Sierra Leone and is spoken by 97% of the country's population. The Krio language unites all the different ethnic groups in the country, especially in their trade and social interaction with each other.
Sierra Leone is a Muslim majority country, with the overall Muslim population at 78% of the population,based on 2015 Pew research  , though there is an influential Christian minority of various denominations at about 21% of the population. Sierra Leone is regarded as one of the most religiously tolerant nations in the world. Muslims and Christians collaborate and interact with each other very peacefully. Religious violence is very rare in the country. The major Christian and Muslim holidays are officially public holidays in the country, including Christmas, Easter, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha."...
"Salone" is a colloquial referent for "Sierra Leone".
INFORMATION ABOUT SIERRA LEONE'S KRIO LANGUAGE
"Krio words and phrases
Krio is the most widely spoken language in Sierra Leone and is native to the Creoles who are freed slaves from Britain, The United States and West Indies. It is mainly derived from English but has influences from other African languages (Yuroba for example), European languages (such as French) and also contains some expressions found in the West Indies.”...
That link contains an alphabetized list of some Krio words. Click http://www.sierra-leone.org/Krio/dictionary-a.html for more comprehensive online Krio dictionary.
SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THE DISCUSSION THREAD FOR THIS EMBEDDED VIDEO
These comments are given without any attempt by me to "translate" the Krio words & phrases into standard American English.
Numbers have been assigned to these comments for referencing purposes only.
1. Idriss Kouyateh
"This is an authentic Sierra Leone beat. I wish we could keep up the authenticity of our cultural background. Excellent effort guys. I praise you."
2. Icyunv Didi
"Every African party I go to I hear this song !"
3. Elijah Khomeini
"This music really they sweet me all over!!!!foop foop!!!!!"
4. Abdulai Koroma
"Real Salone Culture Beats, God Bless our land"
5. George Ngobeh
"Sierra Leone track of the year."
6. Vidal Smith
"Classic Sierra Leonean"
7. Tamba P, Bockarie
"A beautiful party song."
8. Memunatu Conteh
"wow!diz song da over do me oooo...😂😂👌👌👌"
9. Amadu Fullah
"Na dis kind music we need na Salone instead of dem fet fet b.s. music dem."
10. Lahai Boima
"Salone music all the way to the map"
11. MANA BLAZE
"i love dis song"
"We dae sen am go down.....absolutely love this song 😍😍"
13. Fiston Jalloh
"salon to de fullest this what we call music not de robish kaio and laj talk talk stupid"
14. Salone Diiva
In response to a question from another commenter, Salone Diiva, wrote that she was from Sierra Leone, but lives in the United Kingdom.
15. Silas Azik Samuels
"Dope cultural song"
16. mamoud kargbo
"No place like home. I miss mama Salone"
"mamoud kargbo LOL you have my last name"
18. mamoud kargbo
"nice big up man dem..."
"Salone music too sweet🇸🇱......"
21. Mohamed Jabbie
"dis na dae original salone👆👍
no copy....nice 1 guys"
22. dj remeo
"Damnnnnnn i love this music real culture beats.. Respect all the way from Amsterdam"
23. Roseline J
"this is what am talking about! music like this is just too good. bravo to you guys."
"SL On Fire Rrrraaaa 🙈🙈🙈🙀🙀🙀😂😂😂😘😘😘😘😘😘👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼"
25. Lahai Boima
"Tell me neighba say ar da na Australia Salone bobor#"
26. Peeco Tarr
"My sister from London put me into this song, I love it!💜"
27. Mohamed Kamara
"God bless our land and our culture"
28. Alpha Sesay
"more promotion is required to take our rich traditional culture songs across the globe."
29. Camara Youssouf
"land that we love our sweet sweet sweet Leone"
30. Aminata Barrie
"BEST SALONE SONG EVER!!!"
31. Baby mundow
"am Gambiana but i love them borbor"
32. Junior Conteh
"Heavy track Meaning Tell your neigbours that you are about and if they try you will send them down."
33. Myriam Kamara
"A Salone na so you saby play fine music... ? E well me safe dé sain a go down"
34. Debbie Caulker
"Proudly Sierra Leone... nice song for bachelor's eve lol. me love this song like crazy."
35. Billy Kay
"Uplifting song makes you feel good and want to party, party.."
36. Amidu Turay
"I'm proud to be Sierra Leonean"
37. Joseph Kamara
"I love this song!!! Imake ah membah mi country Sweet Salone"
38. Ayouba Barry
"proper African music one love"
39. Letto Alade
"🇸🇱🇸🇱🇸🇱🇸🇱🇸🇱🇸🇱🇸🇱🇸🇱❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I'm Liberian but this song is one of my favorite song"
40. Diane Terry
"Sen na go dun... Lv this tune ❤"
41. Kadidjatou T. Jallo
"oo mama salone I missed you kalusha in Germany"
42. Rashid Bangura
"Culture 101!!! This song brings me close to Home!! Salon sweet!!!"
43. John Quansah
"Serious beats here.big up ."
44. Adonis Sheriff Kamara
"Hmmmm pure Sierra Leone song omg I miss my country"
45. Toure Ibrahima
"Great ! sweet mama sierra leonean music"
46. Mohamed Bangura
"Na so music for sweet"
47. Comfort Sambolah
"We dey send am go dong 😂😂 SL FOR LIFE"
48. Tyrell Robinson
"I love how this aspect west african culture relates so much to my caribbean culture. The sound of the music and their dialect is so simmilar to ours. We held on to much from the motherland even tho we think we never did. Send am guh dung yasssss🌍this sounds so simmilar to calypso"
49. Ray Samura
"SALONE HIGH LIFE MUSIC"
50. Robbie Selph
"Going to Sierra Leone in May and so excited!!! So love listening to this music. My oldest granddaughter is there now in Peace Corps and has been for over a year. She loves it and loves the people there so much....so I can't wait! Love this music."
ADDENDUM- COMMENT ABOUT CONTEMPORARY SIERRA LEONE MUSIC
From https://awoko.org/2017/10/13/sierra-leone-entertainment-moves-to-revamp-salone-music/ Sierra Leone Entertainment: Moves to revamp Salone music
"2007 was the golden age of Sierra Leone music… It was everywhere, in clubs, pubs, public transports, parties and every nook and crane of Sierra Leone until the tempo became dampened and the Nigerians took over. Nigeria songs became so dominant to a extent that Sierra Leone music started losing its own identity.
Sierra Leone songs started sounding like Nigerian songs; with the same composition, the same Afro-beats, same Nigeria pidgin lyrics and rhythm. However, stakeholders in the industry had deem it necessary to resuscitate Sierra Leone music in the public domain more than how it was in its golden days. Hence, stakeholders in the entertainment and promotion industry are now intending to introduce a Sierra Leone Entertainment Guild and also to sign a Communique between the DJs Union requesting for a 90 days Salone Music Campaign in all Radios and Entertainment Centre.
Friday October 13, 2017."
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