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Faadah Kawtal, initially named Kawtal, is one of the few bands from the North of Cameroon, more precisely from the town of Garoua, which happens also to be the place of birth of Ali Baba. Soon after its creation, the band moved to Douala as makossa star Tom Yom's promised to help them record a first album. Although this didn't materialise, they stayed in Douala and they performed at the Phaco Club. In 1993, they won an award, in 1995 their music featured in a movie Le maître des éléphants by Patrick Grandperret. In the following years, two cassettes were recorded.
Faadah Kawtal performed at the 1997 edition of MASA in Abidjan, and the 1998 REMY (Rencontres Musicales de Yaoundé).

Their music is based on rhythms of the Peul and the Bororo of Norh Cameroon, but mixed with international music styles.

After many years, a widely available CD is finally out on the French Label Bleu/Indigo.


Formed: by Haman Daniel "Isnébo" (lead singer) and Sali Gondjeh in 1992 in Garoua, North Cameroon
Style: Goumba Balewa

Discography:

Title Year Label Remarks
Divine 2002 Indigo LBLC 2585
Kilanta 1997 Cassette
Derkedjo 1996 Cassette
O.S.T. Le maître des éléphants 1995 Talking Drum/ Small Records SMA 483529 With Steve Shehan & Georges Rodi


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