La Boulel Noire & RAPHIA
Bantu Afro-pop princess Pamela Badjogo is back with a new album featuring prestigious guests such as Pat Thomas and Kelly Khumalo. After touring the four corners of the globe with her previous opus, she unveils a new show inspired by her new album, soberly entitled “YIEH”.
On this album, the Gabonese singer sings in her mother tongue, bakaningui, then in the ancestral rhythmic traditions of her country and West Africa (where she spent over 10 years as a backing singer for Salif Keita, Tiken Jah and Oumou Sangaré…). Get ready for 1H30 of over-the-top performance, where bwiti, pygmy and Mandingo sounds mingle with the new-highlife and afrobeats of today, Nigerian and Ghanaian styles that are booming all over the African continent and the world. The orchestration is meticulous and rhythmic.
With this album, Pamela Badjogo confirms her status as a princess of Bantu sounds and traditions, promising us a musical masterpiece that celebrates the richness and cultural beauty of Africa, while exploring the personal and universal narratives that resonate with each and every one of us.