UrbAfrika

Mina Agossi

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2-5 days
Genre
Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Label
Mina Agossi
Released
April 28, 2017

Format: Compact Disc

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Description

The dazzling French-Beninese singer, Mina Agossi, celebrates her Beninese heritage across eleven original songs, two co-written - one by Eric Jacot, and the other with Jean Adagbénon. It symbolises the fusion between two continents and the desire to play traditional rhythms in different ways.

After singing the blues, both retro and off-beat on 'Fresh', her next-to-last album, Mina Agossi, has been honoured by legendary Ahmad Jamal inviting her to perform on his new album 'Marseille', and now continues to push the limits of creativity with 'UrbAfrika'.

The album marks a return to the organic energy sources of Benin, with the musicians including Jean Adagbenon, that land's leading drummer/singer revisiting a multitude of traditional rhythms and the whole joining up with the Guadeloupian tones of Laurent Succab on vocals and percussion. The group also includes Eric Jacot on the upright bass, Thibaut Lemoing on keyboards and the illustrious Philippe Combelle on percussions.

Another highlight is the playing of the incomparable Paco Séry, a special guest on the recording, who enchants us with his mbira playing and vocal contributions.

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Key Value
Catalogue number MINA002
Barcode 3341348159850
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 70g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 7mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. I Don't Want To Be Alone -
2. Another Life -
3. Si Bien -
4. Otto Dagbe -
5. Fille De La Terre -
6. Shake Your Tree -
7. Juicy Fruity -
8. Dream Zone -
9. UrbAfrika -
10. Immensite -
11. Azosse -