Iko Iko

Story Behind The Song

The concept behind this version of Iko Iko is to allow the listener to follow a New Orleans parade made of people from Brazil and from different parts of the world. There is even a gamok from the north of India at the end. Linking Lousianna, Brazil and a

Song Description

This traditionnal party song bridges New Orleans and Rio when done only with voices and percussion.

Song Length 3:32 Genre World - World Beat, Country - Cajun
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Exultant, In High Spirits Subject Fun, Party
Language English Era 1930 - 1939


My grand'ma and your grand'ma
were sitting by the bayou
My grand'ma told your grand'ma
¨gonna set your hair on fire¨...

Lyrics Traditionnal Music Traditionnal
Producer Joanne Griffith/Jean-François Garneau Publisher YôYê (SODRAC)
Performance Joanne Griffith Label Self-published
This track is on 1 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
TenHouseCats My Top Songs 12/2/2007

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