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Burkina Faso meets Senegal in Europe and Brazil! Kokoura means 'something new' and was formed by 3 young African musicians and later completed with 3 young Dutch musicians and the wonderful Brazilian singer Ceumar.Read More...
Influenced by jazz, blues, samba, reggae and traditional music they are able to blend and mix all tastes into a wonderfull new sound!
The base is strong but pure with calebasse, ngoni, djembe and ballaphon. On top of this base the Kokoura musicians add funky horns, jazzy guitar and a smooth bass.
To make it complete: Brazilian singer Ceumar and the Burkina Faso born brothers Moussa & Adama Dembele add their voices to this unique sounding group from 3 continents!
Musicians who performed on the album:
Ceumar: vocals, cavaquinho
Mousse Drame: percussions, vocals
Adama Dembele: ngoni, vocals
Moussa Dembele: ballophone, ngoni, vocals
Ben Mendes: saxophones
Patrick Kuschel: bassguitar
The album has been produced by Ben Mendes & Kokoura, recorded in Amsterdam and Sao Paulo.