Djembe - 29/12/2012

King Mensah page

New page : King Mensah

King Mensah is one of the most prominent Togolese musicians. He has a professional career for more than 15 years now, consistently recording since 1996... read more about the Golden Voice of Togo

Mirage page

New page : Mirage Supersonic

Mirage Supersonic is a young singer who started with Alain Mpela, and spent three years with Koffi Olomide's Quartier Latin. In 2006 he left and since then recorded two solo albums with reasonable success... read more about this Congolese mirage


New album by Salif Keita

Salif Keita surprises with a new album, with the artistic input by Philippe Cohen Solal (Gotan Project). With a more commercial and danceable approach (contributions by Manu Dibango, Bobby McFerrin, Esperanza Spalding, Roots Manuva), Salif hopes to conquer international markets, including the USA... read more about noble families, albinos and ambitions


New album by Abdou Guité Seck

Abdou Guité Seck is a talented young singer from Senegal, who was born in Saint Louis (or Ndar as the town is commonly called) from a griot mother. In November, he released a new album « Jëlël » ("take" or "here you are"), on which he sing for African women (Mes parents), and for a medical association ASHIR. ... read more about 10 years of solo career, Wock and Ndar


New album by Samy Diko

Samy Diko started as one of petit Pays' singers in his group Les Sans Visa. Around 1997, he left and started recording solo albums. In 2012, he released a new album « Diko » ... read more about Diko, makossa and makossa-love

Seydina Insa Wade page

Two new albums by Youssou N'Dour

Youssou N'Dour needs no introduction, unless you lived under a rock for the past 20 years or so... This singer, band leader, businessman, and politician (part of Senegal's government since this year) will probably record less than before. We will have to do with a 2011 album for the Senegalese market, « Mballax Dafay Wax » and a double best of album « From Senegal to the World: 80s Classics & Rarities » ... read more about You, Super Etoile and Presidential Elections

Gagné Gagné

New album by Petit Pays

Petit Pays is a big name in his country, Cameroon. Popular, sometimes controversial, singer and bandleader and main exponent of the makossa-love genre has a career of 25 years on his resume... read more about Petit Pays Rabbi, Turbo d'Afrique, Omega

Lion Man

New album by Douleur

Douleur is a Cameroonian singer with 30 years of musical experience. Somehow, he always managed to conceal his face on album sleeves, which started accidently on his first album but became more of a gimmick on following albums. His latest album shows his face as a Lion Man, half lion, half man, which was for decades the sobriquet of Cameroon's president Biya... read more about Douleur, faces and makossa

Child of God

New album by Longue Longue

Longue Longue is an established artist in Cameroon now, with 5 albums in little over one decade. But an accusation of rape in 2005 in France led eventually to a conviction in December 2011... read more about Longue Longue and his album Child of God