francis bebey - african electronic music 1975-1982 (album preview)

francis bebey, écrivain, conteur, légende, pionnier

Décédé il y a plus de 10 ans, Francis Bebey - qui fut également journaliste, écrivain et Directeur du programme de la Musique de L'UNESCO - a été la bande-son de toute une vie pour de nombreux camerounais.
Lorsqu'il décide de se lancer véritablement dans la musique, en 1974, il commence avec des chansons humoristiques, avant que ses textes ne prennent un ton plus poétique, et même sérieux.  
Avec "African Electronic Music 1975-1982", le label Born Bad revient sur l'histoire musicale de l'un des pionniers du mélange entre musique traditionnelle africaine et influences électroniques.
Un géant incontournable de la musique camerounaise, des sonorités insolites, et un très joli travail pour le Born Bad Records label.
Références de cet album indispensable :
African Electronic Music 1975-1982
Sorti chez Born Bad Records

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. Cameroonian musician Francis Bebey is truly one of a kind. He entered the music scene with his African compositions for classical guitar. He gave recitals while pursuing a career in journalism and then as an international civil servant. The same creative impulse also led him to write pop songs, some of which (based on novels he had written) became big hits in Africa and in the French-speaking world. But few people know that in the '70s, Francis Bebey delved into electronic music. The first electronic keyboards, organs and drum machines offered him new possibilities of totally controlling his compositions. He embraced the technique of "sound on sound" recording (recording several tracks, sequentially juxtaposed on the same tape). This new stage in his musical career included the production of several records (Savannah Georgia, New Track, Haiti), rarities both for their creative explorations as well as their manifestations on vinyl. This was a particularly rich period for him, as he tested the limitless possibilities of the medium, and made use of surprising and novel instruments. Incredible sounds -- in the literal sense of the word -- would soon appear on the planet Bebey. CD housed in a digisleeve with a 8-page booklet.

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27/06/12 10:12

Oui, insolite, c'est le mot qui convient.

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