Music Releases: Imany, Rumblin’ Bones, E.T., Juju, Muntu Valdo

Posted on Tuesday, 20 September 2011 13:07

Imany: The Shape of a Broken Heart

A full and sensual voice so deep that one is surprised that it emanates from this willowy young woman. Former model Imany digs into the Comoran language of her origins to sing the heartbreaking ‘Take Care’ on this, the first album of her blend of folk and soul.

The E.T’s
: Nous Venons en Paix

A Cameroonian UFO has landed in the form of this duo of dandies, the rappers JO A and Mr Ice. Mr Ice is the son of the trumpeter from bikutsi band Les Têtes Brûlées. The E.T’s navigate – not without a dash of humour – between pop and hip hop, acoustic and electronic music.

In Trance

This new group formed by rock guitarist Justin Adams and Gambian one-stringed riti player Juldeh Camara is as wildly raw as it is soothingly entrancing. Rasping riti strokes and rocking guitar solos laid over deep dance rhythms and blues beats make this an exciting new sound.

Muntu Valdo: 
The One & the Many

Cameroonian one-man band Valdo’s lovingly crafted tunes have influences as wide as bossa nova and the coastal Cameroonian Sawa music. Valdo calls this music ‘Sawa Blues’, and the multiple layers of sound that he loops magnify its deft innovation.

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