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Franck Biyong
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Cameroon
Influences: African , North American , Latin American
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3 times in the Global Top 40
July 2021 #29 - Global Top 40 Liyomba Church (video)
June 2021 #29 - Global Top 40 Liyomba Church (video)
May 2021 #3 - Global Top 40 Franck Biyong - Liyomba Church (video)
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 Rádio Câmara - Kalimba - AFRIMA 2022 - Rock, RNB e Soul Kalimba prossegue na cobertura do prêmio AFRIMA - All Africa Music Awards
, em 2022 na sua oitava edição.

Nesta edição Kalimba apresenta os nomeados a mais duas categorias do Afrima
2022: Melhor dupla ou grupo de rock, e Melhor dupla ou grupo de RNB e soul.

Na categoria rock são apenas seis nomeados, o que mostra a pouca tradição
desse ritmo no continente africano. Todavia, isso não quer dizer que falte
qualidade aos trabalhos concorrentes. Os nomeados são o camaronês Franck
Biyong (também nomeado na categoria Jazz), a banda Rash (foto), do Quênia,
a jovem roqueira nigeriana Clay, o egípcio Amir Eid e dois representantes
da África do Sul, tradicional polo roqueiro do continente: Daniel Baron e
a dupla afrikaner Reën & Refentse Morake.

Os gêneros RNB e Soul, assim como o reggae e o jazz, têm um traço africano
muito evidente, e também fizeram a travessia do oceano rumo a suas raízes
ancestrais. A Nigéria tem duas nomeações: a estrela Tiwa Savage e o astro
Omah Lay. Destaque também para a República dos Camarões, com Tayc,
e o angolano C4 Pedro.

Texto e apresentação: Daniel do Amaral

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 Rádio Câmara - Kalimba - AFRIMA 2022 - Jazz Kalimba prossegue na cobertura do prêmio AFRIMA - All Africa Music Awards,
em 2022 na sua oitava edição. O AFRIMA é o prêmio mais importante da música
da África, e é promovido pela União Africana, a organização de reúne os
governos dos países do continente.

Todo mundo sabe que o Jazz tem um DNA africano, embora tenha surgido nas
Américas. Nasceu nos Estados Unidos como Jazz, no Brasil como Choro, no
Caribe em diversos ritmos, sempre a partir dos músicos afrodescendentes.
No século XX o Jazz atravessou o oceano de volta a seu berço africano,
e lá se reinventou, pelas mãos de Fela Kuti, Tony Allen, Mano Dibango,
Hugh Masekela, Abdullah Ibrahim e também com as grandes orquestras.

Este ano, entre os nomeados à estatueta de Melhor Artista ou Grupo de
Jazz do AFRIMA estão nomes consagrados e jovens talentos. Como sempre,
as indicações vêm da África do Sul (Kelvin Momo e Jay Sax, acompanhados
do Grupo TBO, Thapelo Lekoane), Etiópia (Addis Legesse, Gutu Abera,
grupo Jano Band), Nigéria (Made Kuti e The Cavemen) e Camarões
(Franck Biyong), tradicionais celeiros do Jazz africano, marcam
presença, além dos países de língua portuguesa, como Moçambique
(Jimmy Dludlu [foto]) e Cabo Verde (Élida Almeida).

 
Texto e apresentação: Daniel do Amaral

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Mixtures 14x05 SouadMassi+Biyong+AsValet+SudanArchives+Omara https://go.ivoox.com/rf/95670533

Aquesta setmana comencem amb el recent desè disc de la cantant algeriana Souad Massi
i la segona novetat és l'afroelectric de Franck Biyong, la descoberta de la música
electronica d'As Valet des de la Martinique i Guadaloupe, el concert recomanat de
Sudan Archives a l'Apolo i acabem amb un record pel recent aniversari d'Omara
Portuondo que ha fet 92 anys! more
 Playlist 01.11.2022 https://www.djnigelwood.com/playlist-01.11.2022.html

On this week’s programme:

Batida is Angolan/Portuguese DJ-producer Pedro Coquenão.Xaman X are Bristol-based tropical
bass act. Chancha via Circuito is producer and DJ Pedro Canale from Buenos Aires.
Franck Biyong is Cameroonian guitarist and bandleader with a very diverse repertoire.


Ghanaian veteran Gyedu-Blay Ambolley covers some jazz classics in highlife style.
Balimaya Project is a London-based 16-piece supergroup led by Yahael Camara Onono.
Electric Vocuhila are a European quartet mastering several African styles including
Madagascar’s tsapiky. Makaya McCraven is a Chicago-based jazz drummer and bandleader.


Alhaji Wazeri Oshomah is from Edo State in Nigeria, playing Muslim devotional highlife.
Oliver Nayoka, renowned Nigerian guitarist, also plays highlife, in more secular style.
Majid Bekkas, Moroccan guembri and oud player, has a distinguished jazz-fusion career.
Vieux Farka Touré joins forces with US trio Khruangbin to pay a tribute to his
father, Ali.

Lucas Santtana is a singer, musician and producer from Bahia.
Barrio Lindo is folktronica producer Agustin Rivaldo from Buenos Aires.
Sintesis Moderna is a compilation of Argentinian synthesiser sounds from the 1980s.

Here is the playlist for "Ear to the globe" broadcast on Tuesday November 1st.
The programme goes out every Tuesday at 10pm to midnight on 103.2FM
and is available live at www.dublincityfm.ie

1. Batida feat. Ikonaklasta, Octa Push & DJ Dolores: “Sr Mandão”.
2.Batida feat. Lia de Itamaraca & DJ Dolores: “Tem Dor”.Both from
“Neon Colonialismo” (Crammed Discs 2022).
3.Xaman X: “Distraido” (Single on Movimientos).
4.Chancha via Circuito feat. Meridian Brothers: “El pavo real”.
Single from the forthcoming album “” (Wonderwheel).
5.Franck Biyong: “Njombi”. From “Kunde” (Akhetaton Records 2022).
6.Gyedu-Blay Ambolley: “Sankumagye - Love Life”. From “Gyedu-Blay Ambolley
& Hi-Life Jazz” (Agogo 2022).
7.Balimaya Project: “Seasons of Baraka” (Single on Jazz Re:freshed).
8.Electric Vocuhila: “Kiteky”. From “Kiteky” (Another Record/Capsul Records 2022).
9.Makaya McCraven: “In These Times”. From “In These Times” (XL Recordings 2022)
10.Alhaji Wazeri Oshomah: “Forgive Them Oh God Amin - Amin”. From “World
Spirituality Classics 3: The Muslim Highlife of Alhaji Wazeri Oshomah” (Luaka Bop 2022).
11.Oliver Nayoka: “Ego N’achi Uwa”. From “Oka Mmadu” (Palenque Records 2022).
12.Majid Bekkas: “Sahara Tnadi”. From “Joudour” (Igloo Records 2022).
13.Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin: “Tamalla”. From “Ali” (Dead Oceans 2022).
14.Lucas Santtana: “Vamos Ficar Na Terra”. From the forthcoming album “O Paraíso” (No Format).
15.Barrio Lindo: “Espuma de Mar”.
16.Barrio Lindo: “Llegada”. Both from “Espuma de Mar” (Shika Shika 2022).
17.Adalberto Cevasco: “Reencuentros No.2”.
18.Jorge Alfano: “Fuego”.Both from the compilation “Sintesis Moderna” (Soundway 2022).
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Welcome to our latest ‘Between The Cracks’. You can read a bit about each album and play
it on the website via the Bandcamp player. As always, please support the artists by
purchasing their music. We hope you enjoy reading and listening!

Franck Biyong – Kunde

Immersing himself in sound all over, the new Frank Biyong album is 360 Reality Audio
meets vintage old-school vibes. His latest album is very different from anything we’ve
heard from Biyong before, and it never quite settles into a consistent rhythm (which
is a good thing). Drawing on King Crimson and Tangerine Dream, this is a Krautrock-inspired
cosmic voyage that binds electronic Afro meditation set against towering synths, a sinister
wall of distortion, hard-hitting rhythms and melodic moods.

Buy
https://franckbiyong1.bandcamp.com/album/kunde

Published by CF Smith
https://twistedsoulmusic.org/

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About: THE AFROVISION SECRET...New Album...October 2021
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About: AFRIMA AWARDS 2022 - Cameroon Nominees 2
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About: AFRIMA 2022 NOMINEES LIST - Continental Categories
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About: FECAMUSIC Congratulates Cameroon's 2022 AFRIMA AWARDS Nominees
ABOUT
Franck Biyong is a Cameroonian guitarist, composer and singer, creator of the Afrolectric sound fusing Afrobeat, Electro Funk, Jazz and Rock sounds. Attracted to music at a very early age, he spent most of his childhood in West Africa (Gabon, Nigeria, Ivory Coast) where he learned music. He left Africa or Europe where he started his musical carrer.

Franck released 20 albums and operates outside the lines which map the trajectories of African musicians in and out of the continent. Doing so, he gained a reputation over
the last ten years as one of the very few authentic innovators of modern African music, blessed with a solid and sophisticated production, a celebration of diverse influences driven by a heavyweight spatial sound.