Visions of Kamerun

by Franck Biyong

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VISIONS OF KAMERUN
2015 Remastered Version

Cameroonian composer and producer Franck Biyong who appeared
at The Pan African Space Station Festival in Cape Town (2009) is back
with a new Afrolectric release.

Recorded in Cameroon, Visions of Kamerun see Biyong and his crew navigate the psycho-geography, history and dreams of his home
country, as well as the roots, passages and slipstreams that link it
to Europe. Featuring 18 tracks including nine sustained spoken interludes, the album offers a nod to the wisdom, vision and style
of Bob Marley’s Talking Blues (released in 1991 on Tuff Gong).

Mixed in Paris, the album brings together delicate traditional percussion, subtle afro-jazz drumming, beautiful minimal guitar riffs, and Massak’s typically powerful horn section, with soulful vocals from Franck Biyong, Sandra Nkaké and Gladys Gambie.

Defining a salutary musical movement called New Afropolitan Jazz,
with a solid, deeply sincere emotional core, the album balances sound
exploration, rhythmic vivacity, soul depth and cultural immersion.

Produced and Arranged by Franck Biyong
Remastering: Benjamin Lafont

© 2010 Afrolectric Music Ltd.

credits

released May 20, 2010

DRUMS: Jean Abanda
BASS: Ateba
PERCUSSION: Jean Abanda
ASSIKO DRUM: Andre Afata
BACKING VOCALS : Coralie Wembe,
Khady Cisse ,Mansara ,Salimatah Bah
SAXOPHONES, BASS CLARINET: Xavier Sibre
TRUMPET, FLUGELHORN: Joachim Crochemore
VOICE: Andre Afata (3,13), Jean Marie Ahanda (3,13),
Mbombo (1,7,16), Naghmey Aby Samb (15), Honore (9)
LEAD VOCALS: Sandra Nkake (4), Gladys Gambie (6)
Percussion, Keyboards, Guitars, Lead & Backing
Vocals, Production: F.B

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Franck Biyong Yaounde, Cameroon

Franck Biyong is a Cameroonian Guitarist, composer and singer, creator of the Afrolectric sound.

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