Could Anyone Help with a Song from Congo with the Line, “Oh oh oh lele, olibaba kase”?

Guillermo wrote:

Hi,

I’d like you to help me with this song… Would you know what it means? I think it’s a song from Congo, I checked and it’s a song from the Voodoo repertoire. “Baba” means “baby”. Here’s the song…

Oh oh oh lele
olibaba kase
oh dei bondei baba
olibaba kase

Thanks, Guillermo

If anyone can help with the meaning of this song, and/or if you know what language it’s in, please let us know in the comments below.

Thanks!

Mama Lisa

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2 Responses to “Could Anyone Help with a Song from Congo with the Line, “Oh oh oh lele, olibaba kase”?”

  1. Cath camobell Says:

    I think you might mean this one, we sing it in a community choir in Glasgo.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTaeUh2nhik&feature=youtube_gdata_player
    I’m afraid I do t know any background except it’s a lullaby rowing song!
    Hope this helps,
    Cath

  2. Lisa Says:

    Lovely song!

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