Wearplay EP#21 - C​.​F​.​A. Music

by Franck Biyong & The Diamane Bantu Messengers

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Franck Biyong is a Cameroonian musician, composer and singer, creator of the "Afrolectric" sound fusing Afrobeat, Electro-Funk and Avant-garde Jazz. Here are 4 tunes co-produced with Paris DJs' main man Grant Phabao, extracted from the "Ki I Ye Yi" album they released together in 2012. Driven by a heavyweight spatial sound, this music is the missing link between the bold roughness of Fela Kuti and the melodic sophistication of Manu Dibango.

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released November 28, 2017

Musicians :
DRUMS: Désiré Nkouandou, William Ombé (3)
PERCUSSION: Désiré Nkouandou, Franck Biyong
BASS: Maurice Biyong, Franck Biyong
KEYBOARDS: Brice Essomba, Grant Phabao, Franck Biyong
GARAYA & GUEGERO: Emilio Bissaya
RHYTHM GUITAR : Jules Essoua, Grant Phabao, Franck Biyong
LEAD GUITAR: Jules Essoua, Michel Ngueti

BARITONE & ALTO SAX: Arnaud Dumartin, Nicolas Sakelario
SOPRANO SAX & CLARINET: Jean-Sébastien Lacroix
TENOR SAX: Ben Abarwolff, Fab Smith
TROMBONE: Giovanni Hector
FLUTES: Sandra Ellama
BACKING VOCALS: Swala Emati (3,2), Oloo Bwemba (4), Désiré Nkouandou (4), Maurice Biyong (4), Brice Essomba (4), Franck Biyong
SPOKEN WORDS: Oloo Bwemba (1,3), Franck Biyong
LEAD VOCAL: Désiré Nkouandou (4), Swala Emati (1,2), Franck Biyong

All songs arranged by Franck Biyong
Recorded at Afrolectric Music Studios, Njopam Studios, T.I.M.E.C. Studios Winter 2012
Engineered and mixed by Grant Phabao & Franck Biyong
Produced by Bayiha & Grant Phabao
An Afrolectric Music / Paris DJs / T.I.M.E.C. production
(P) 2017 Afrolectric Music / Akhetaton Records / T.I.M.E.C. / Paris DJs
Illustration by Ben Hito - Photo by Alexandra de Lapierre

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Paris-based production team (Djouls, Grant Phabao, Loik Dury & Ben Hito) featuring worldwide guest vocalists, musicians, deejays, graphic/web designers and writers. Reggae, Afro, Funk, Soul, Jazz, Latin, Hip Hop and more audio goodness.

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