Basabasa Soukousoukou Sounds Favoriting : Playlist from May 21, 2024

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Since the early 1990s, Basa has featured Africa as the heart and soul of global music while delving into different aspects of African life and culture.

Basa means pandemonium and sometimes the listener can sense that while tuned in, harnessed in a way that conveys the energy and passion behind the music. You might hear anything from politics to poetry, story-telling, food and anything to do with African life during the show. However, music will always be the main focus of Basa; music is the message.

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Favoriting May 21, 2024

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Artist Track Album Year Comments
Deo Munyakazi  Akamararungu   Favoriting     This talented artist is from Rwanda. He is based here in Montreal     
Slimane Azem  Algérie Mon Beau Pays   Favoriting     This song, in French, is a love song to his dear country Algeria.     
Bella Bellow  Da Siko   Favoriting     This great late female artist is still a reference today in Togo, Benin and in West Africa in general. She unfortunately died in a car accident while she was a the top of her game! Till this day, Togo still pay tribute to her every year. She sings in Ewe, spoken in Togo, Benin and also in Ghana. She is a musical monument for us.     
Junior Seme  Dodji   Favoriting     Junior Seme is a young and talented artist from Togo. He sings in French , English and Ewe. I am proud to call him my friend!!!     
Iba Diabaté  Dalla   Favoriting     This male artist is from Mali. He is based here in Montreal.     
Boncana Maiga  Marietou   Favoriting     This song was a super hit in Africa back in the days. Boncana Maiga is still very respected and has arranged many successful albums. He plays the flute too!     
Charlotte Dipanda  Moua Nyang   Favoriting     Charlotte Dipanda is the diva from Cameroun. I am very proud to say that I am working with her as her back vocal whenever she is in North America or nearby! She is great and have a very touching voice!     
Les Nubians  Makeda   Favoriting     These two sisters are from Cameroun. They become very successful in the USA even though they were singing in French!     
Marcel Tjahemon  Mon Mari N'est Pas Sérieux   Favoriting          
Patrick Ruffino  Wa Nou De   Favoriting     This male artist is from Benin and based in Paris, France. This song is to tell young people to work hard in life. "Wa Nou De." means "Do Somtehing with your Life".     
Eric Thom'Son feat. Joceline Alladaye  Na Sa Kaka   Favoriting     This song was a super hit song in Benin, West Africa.     
Angélique Kidjo  We We   Favoriting     Angelique Kidjo is the star from Benin know all over the world. This is one of her debut hit song!     
Cesária Evora  Sodade   Favoriting     The super hit song from the barefoot diva from Cabo Verde!     
Lokua Kanza  Just To Say I Love You   Favoriting     Beautiful and gentle song from this talented artist from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRCongo).     
Fally Ipupa  Lady D.   Favoriting     Fally Ipupa is the super star from DR Congo know all over the world today with many super hit songs since at least 2014.     
Prince Yannick  Daysha   Favoriting     Prince Yannick is from DR Congo also. He is based in Lille, France. A nice person, good person, great artist I am proud to call my friend!     
Chipo Nyambia  Nyarara Kuchema   Favoriting     Chipo is a talented female artist from Zimbabwe. She is based in Montreal. She is also part of the board of a festival in Ottawa, Canada     
Gadji Céli  King Solo   Favoriting     Gadji Céli was part of the national soccer team of Côte d'ivoire! Then became a successful singer with his very first solo album. "King Solo" was one of the successful super single!     
Josey  Espoir   Favoriting     Josey is the diva from Côte d'ivoire. Til this day she is still successful and has released many singles, then a EP and an album in 2024. Very well respected all over the continent!     
Didier Bilé  Bébé   Favoriting          
Elow'N  Doucement Oh! Le Retour de la Pierre   Favoriting     Elow'N is an Afro-centric artist from Côte d'ivoire. He is also part of a collective named Kiff No Beat!     
Noumoucounda Sissokho  Beugué   Favoriting     Noumoucounda Sissokho is from Senegal. He plays the kora, this ancestral instrument.     
Daara J Family  Senegal   Favoriting Foundation  2016  This song is a tribute song to Senegal. Daara J Family is a very talented collective of Urban Music very well know in Senegal as much as all other the world since the 90ies. Very proud to have them in my life as friend and family!     
Mister Drê-D  Pa Lage Batay La   Favoriting Si Ce N'est Que Pour L'amour    This song is in Creole from Mister Drê-D originally from Haiti; based in Montreal, Canada.     

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