Music Artists

Coco Mbassi

Coco Mbassi: Artist Profile Coco Mbassi rightly describes her music as a « tree with deep African roots and branches that extend some towards classical music, some towards soul, gospel and jazz, and others towards Latin music and even pop music ». Now, discover this...

Le groupe Ndima, plus que de la musique

Le groupe Ndima, plus que de la musique ! Du 28 juin au 16 juillet 2016, le groupe Ndima, formé des musiciens Aka, un peuple autochtone du Congo-Brazzaville, a effectué une tournée en Europe. Pour cette nouvelle tournée, deux pays ont été visités : la France et...

Dina Bell

Three decades of a distinctive voice and signature love songs as well as engaging Makossa rhythmic have made Dina Bell, aka Bazor, one of the pillars of Cameroonian music and one of his ambassadors across Africa and the world. There is method to the madness in his...

Franklin Boukaka, l’immortel !

Plus de quarante ans après sa tragique disparition, la voix de Franklin raisonne toujours. Les thèmes abordés dans ses chansons sont toujours d’actualité. Ce qui fait de lui un immortel au même titre que ceux qu’il citait dans son morceau ‘Les immortels’. Dans cette...

Sona Jobarteh (Gambia)

Sona Jobarteh is the first female Kora virtuoso to come from a prestigious West African Griot family. Breaking away from tradition, she is a modern day pioneer in an ancient, male-dominated hereditary tradition that has been exclusively handed down from father to son...

Dobet Gnahoré (Ivory C.)

At age 12, Dobet announced to her father that she wasn't going to return to school. "I want to stay in the village like you!" she asserted so forcefully that her father knew there was no talking her out of it. However, this was no ordinary "village." Dobet's father, a...

Kassav (Antilles)

According to Brenda Berrian, on Music and Culture in the French Caribbean, the Caribbean band Kassav’ not only and I quote 'invented the music zouk', "they said they wanted to invent a music that would capture not just the Caribbean, but the entire world. They wanted...

Angélique Kidjo (Benin)

Born in Benin (West Africa), Angelique Kidjo is a Grammy award-winning music recording artist deemed "Africa's premier diva" by Time Magazine. Kidjo's internationally acclaimed repertoire includes collaborations with various recording artists such as Carlos Santana,...

Eboa Lotin (Cameroon)

EBOA LOTIN was born on the 06th August 1942 in DOUALA CAMEROON, of a religious pastor father, Adolphe LOTIN SAME (renovator of the Cameroon Baptist Church), author of more than 400 hymns (interpreted by Francis BEBEY in his beginnings) and a busy housewife mother. He...

Pierre Akendengué (Gabon)

Pierre Akendengué is a singer-songwriter from Gabon who mixes his African upbringing and his European further education to find and never part from his true self. He is one of the great masters of contemporary African music and has been for now about 4 decades. He was...