B Bobo Sin pays tribute to the city of Bobo Dioulasso. It literally means Bobo is good, is soft. (Youssouf says, “Bon et doux”). It is a rhythm / song created by Aladari Dembélé a Bwaba balafonist (from the Nouna region) who died in 2005. The song is in Bwamou, with a single Djoula / Bamabara word in it. In the original recording, for some, Bobo Sin (compared to the arrangement Youssouf made) is difficult to recognize. This Bobo Sin is based on its second version.
Bobo ssie lo Bobo, Bobo ssie papa ra a
Bobo ssie lo Bobo, Bobo ssie papa ra ka
Bobo Dioulasso is soft, is good, Bobo is good, yes really!
(sin; pronunciation ssie with a loud s)
Bobo Sia a-ouw-nitié, yan ka lou né ba ouw fo
All the people of Bobo: Thanks! (Anitié), all the people here; I salute you!