what does ‘mamase mamasa mamakusa’ mean?

It’s from Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’,” which became stuck in my brain for no apparent reason.

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  • I’m not sure what the lyrics signify, but Wikipedia says…

    “Perhaps most memorable is the sung refrain “Mama-se, mama-sa, ma-ma-coo-sa,” which appears prominently throughout the song’s climactic bridge.” “The words (utterings actually) were derived straight from the music of Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango, who burst into the American market in 1973 with his masterpiece ‘Soul Makossa,'” writer Mark Anthony Neal writes of this chant.

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    What is the meaning of’mamase mamasa mamakusa’?

    It’s from Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’,” which became stuck in my brain for no apparent reason.

  • The word originated as a poetic compliment to the 1972 song “Soul Makossa,” a tribute to the same-named Cameroonian style of music by Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango. The words of the song are “mamako, mamasa, mako-mako ssa,” which is basically a scatting of the word “Makossa.”

    When Jackson recorded “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’,” the words was slightly changed to match the pace of the music.

  • It refers to the Moroccan Empire in the far west. Morocco’s Kingdom is located in West Africa. The Americas are the new name for the Moroccan Empire. MJ was sneaking in information to assist those known as blacks in determining their actual identities and why they were in America. Although dinosaur bones have been discovered, no slave ships have ever been discovered. Before enslavement, blacks were known as Aboriginals, Moors, and Olmecs, and they were present in America before people falsely branded as Indians existed. Slavery occurred, although the importation of slaves has yet to be proven. Blacks are not at the bottom of the social ladder because of their skin color, as we have all been made to think; they are at the bottom because their country, language, and culture were taken and handed to the rest of the world in order to conceal identity and benefits.

  • According to what I’ve heard, it’s merely a sound effect with no significance.

  • It makes no sense to utilize blah blah blah syllables just because, come on, it’s Michael Jackson.

    Raise your head high.

    And Scream To The Whole World

    I Am Certain That I Am Someone

    And Let the Truth Be Told

    Nobody can harm you now.

    Because you are aware of what is true.

    Yes, I have faith in myself.

    So you have faith in yourself.

    Ma Ma Se, please assist me in singing it.

    Ma Ma Sa, Coo Sa Ma Ma, Coo Sa Ma Ma, Coo Sa Ma Ma, Ma Ma Co

    Ma Ma Se, Ma Ma Sa, Ma Ma Se, Ma Ma Sa, Ma Ma Sa, Ma Ma Sa

    Coo Sa Ma Ma

  • Those who are entitled to know the answer already do.

  • Isn’t that on Mickey’s Clubhouse?

 

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