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Roger Bekono // Roger Bekono LP / TAPE

Roger Bekono // Roger Bekono LP / TAPE

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This is a reissue album released in June 2023 by Bikzi writer Roger Bekono from Yaounde, Cameroon. (originally released in 6)

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Cameroonian artist, musician, composer, performer and guitarist Roger Bekono has left a deep mark on the contemporary history of Cameroonian music through his 4/3 beat Bikzi. This Ewondo dance-pop style. formed a tapestry of undulating, intertwining triplet rhythms, and in the 90s came to international prominence on the European 'world music' scene.It has developed into an international music that stands shoulder to shoulder with established music such as Congolese rumba, meringue, and makossa. With his unique and swaying voice, Bekono has played a major role in the evolution of this movement from traditional rhythms to urban dance movements over the last decade. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Awesome Tapes From Africa releases available at Tobira.

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Available on 12" black vinyl or cassette. LP includes extensive liner notes. 

Tracklist:

  1. Jolie Poupée 07:25
  2. Etom Mot 07:29
  3. Enying Moni 07:29
  4. Ye Wo Kombel 07:51

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Text excerpt by Awesome Tapes From Africa:

"Cameroonian artist, musician, author, composer, performer and guitarist Roger Bekono made a deep mark in the contemporary history of Cameroonian music through the four-on-the-floor, ribald intensity of bikutsi. an undulating tapestry of interlocking triplet rhythmic interplay came to international prominence in the European “world music” scene as the 90s began. But the relentless sound of bikutsi developed in Yaoundé at the hands of Bekono and many others, as it developed from a village- based singing style performed mostly by women into a cosmopolitan music force that rivaled the popularity of established musics like Congolese rhumba, merengue and makossa. With his unique—some say suave—voice, Bekono contributed much over a period of more than 10 years as part of the evolution of this traditional rhythm-turned-urban dance movement..." 

Artist : Roger Bekono

Label : Awesome Tapes From Africa

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This is a reissue album released in June 2023 by Bikzi writer Roger Bekono from Yaounde, Cameroon. (originally released in 6)

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Cameroonian artist, musician, composer, performer and guitarist Roger Bekono has left a deep mark on the contemporary history of Cameroonian music through his 4/3 beat Bikzi. This Ewondo dance-pop style. formed a tapestry of undulating, intertwining triplet rhythms, and in the 90s came to international prominence on the European 'world music' scene.It has developed into an international music that stands shoulder to shoulder with established music such as Congolese rumba, meringue, and makossa. With his unique and swaying voice, Bekono has played a major role in the evolution of this movement from traditional rhythms to urban dance movements over the last decade. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Awesome Tapes From Africa releases available at Tobira.

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Available on 12" black vinyl or cassette. LP includes extensive liner notes. 

Tracklist:

  1. Jolie Poupée 07:25
  2. Etom Mot 07:29
  3. Enying Moni 07:29
  4. Ye Wo Kombel 07:51

++

Text excerpt by Awesome Tapes From Africa:

"Cameroonian artist, musician, author, composer, performer and guitarist Roger Bekono made a deep mark in the contemporary history of Cameroonian music through the four-on-the-floor, ribald intensity of bikutsi. an undulating tapestry of interlocking triplet rhythmic interplay came to international prominence in the European “world music” scene as the 90s began. But the relentless sound of bikutsi developed in Yaoundé at the hands of Bekono and many others, as it developed from a village- based singing style performed mostly by women into a cosmopolitan music force that rivaled the popularity of established musics like Congolese rhumba, merengue and makossa. With his unique—some say suave—voice, Bekono contributed much over a period of more than 10 years as part of the evolution of this traditional rhythm-turned-urban dance movement..." 

Artist : Roger Bekono

Label : Awesome Tapes From Africa