Bondeko

TOTO BONA LOKUA

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VJQC Score: N/A
Artist: TOTO BONA LOKUA
Album Name: BONDEKO
Record Label: NO FORMAT
Genre: INT'L & WORLD MUSIC
Format: VINYL LP
Release Date: 1/19/2018

Vinyl LP pressing. 2018 release, the first album in 13 years from the acclaimed trio. Martinican G?rald Toto, Cameroonian Richard Bona and Congolose Lokua Kanza made one of No Format's first albums in 2004. Three voices that are equal, three singular careers, three quite distinct universes with one thing in common, like a nutritive sun, more or less distant : Africa. Sensitive, carnal, colored, alive and lived by Richard and Lokua - the former from the Cameroon, born on a plateau named Adamaoua, between the savannah and the virgin forest, the latter from the Congo - both linked by the might of the Congo river sweeping along the myths and reality of a timeless Earth - and the experience of exile, the discovery of ultra-contemporary cosmopolitanism tinted with the nostalgia that belongs to diasporas. Inherited, confiscated for G?rald, a Caribbean born in Paris, carried away in turn on the great drive of his deported ancestors, in the vanguard, despite himself, of this new, crossbred world that is to come, already here, there and elsewhere.