Tag Archives: Cameroon

Richard Bona – Heritage (Qwest)

Seventh CD from this renowned Cameroonian singer-songwriter, but the first recorded with his Afro-Cuban band “Mandekan Cubano.” Beautiful compositions & vocals highlight the African rhythms that so often contribute to the very essence of Cuban music. Nice!

Moken – Chapters of My Life (Bantu)

Moken grew up in Cameroon, but emigrated to the US for college and ended up in Texas. Here is a fusion of African folk rhythms & chorus, unusual vocals, & subtle elements of Tex-Mex with strains of the music & instrumentation one often hears in old spaghetti westerns. Fun!

Sally Nyolo – Tiger Run (Riverboat)

From Cameroon until moving to Paris at 13, this seasoned vocalist & member of the group Zap Mama blends French pop with traditional Cameroonian elements, including pygmy influences & bikutsi, a style featuring female choruses & 6/8 rhythms. This is her 8th CD, & has vocals in her native Eton language, French, & English. Notice […]