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“I WANT TO TEAR DOWN THE BARRIER THAT SEPARATES AFRICAN MUSIC FROM THE MAINSTREAM. I WANT TO GET INSIDE THAT SPACE AND BRING ENOUGH AFRICAN FLAVOR IN THE ROCK N' ROLL WORLD TO CREATE A DISTINCTIVE SOUND.” 

- FRANCK BIYONG -

 


New ALBUM
AFRO FUTURISTIC COSMIC JAZZ
"EVENING PRAYER"
RELEASED MARCH 2018


The Afrolectric mastermind re imagines a cosmic 70's jazz sound.

One of Cameroon's best Experimental and Afro jazz exports Franck Biyong
is set with yet another body of work he calls ‘Evening Prayer’.

Taking a slight detour from his usual Afro beats focused and traditional sounds,
the Yaounde based and world touring act is giving the jazzy effect needed for those evenings of meditation.

"I think the time has come for 'African music' to be really,
genuinely influential to the rest of the world. Maybe it’s time creative
musicians take their destiny in their own hands and do
what the pioneers of the record industry did back then: create a
new language, a new market, seek for relevance and a new way
of nurturing the music business for themselves"

Released on AFROLECTRIC MUSIC / AFRICORI


New directions in music
featuring
ORCHESTRE LIPOMBE JAZZ
"IBOLO INI"
Released JUNE 2017

SHINING A NEW LIGHT ON POSSIBILITIES

"IBOLO INI" is a psychedelic journey beginning with the the rhythms of
pan-African villages and pygmy tribes, to the vibrant beat of Central African
cities. The album makes a stop in Paris for some analogue synthesis and
ends up in East Africa with traditional and ethnic instruments being fused
to create a dreamlike soundscape urging a fusion of the traditional with
the intangible. Recorded in a number of studios and featuring a host of
indigenous instruments, this is truly a pan-African album referencing the past,
present and future.

Released on ADA CREATIVE / AFRICORI