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Franck Biyong & Afrolectric Orkestra - Meeting the Basic Needs of the People



Franck Biyong and Afrolectric Orkestra Meeting the Basic Needs of the People
Franck Biyong & Afrolectric Orkestra - Meeting the Basic Needs of the People
Research In Africology - Volume 2
(Digital album) Akhetaton Records, 2011-08-27

The trademark eclectic music of artist Franck Biyong is once again carefully represented in this impressionist album. These new recordings were essentially conceived as an 'independent movie soundtrack' with a soft touch of progressive jazz arrangements in the background. The overall sound here seems subtler, looser and brighter. This spacey music reaches another level of sophistication. “I felt we needed to consider things differently and hopefully we wound up with this strange sound. I also made room for the guitar...” And the bottom-heavy music remains accessible. As more and more musicians emerge here and there with Africa in mind, Biyong will be considered as one of the true pioneers brilliantly pushing the Afro-Jazz fusion movement forward.

Franck Biyong and Afrolectric Orkestra Meeting the Basic Needs of the People
Franck Biyong & Afrolectric Orkestra - Meeting the Basic Needs of the People
Research In Africology - Volume 2
(Digital album) Akhetaton Records, 2011-08-27

Yoruba Call For Africa by Franck Biyong

Bahiek Church by Franck Biyong

Tracklisting :
01. Yoruba Call for Africa 2:22
02. Ways of Njia 4:24
03. Palenque 2:06
04. Hwehwe Mu Na Yi Wo Mpena 4:30
05. Social Music 2:38
06. Nge Defeats Cyber 3:23
07. John Huggins Boogie 2:21
08. Port au Prince 3:15
09. Underground Salt Road 2:54
10. The March of Bakas 2:59
11. Ode to Bunchy 2:15
12. Bahiek Church 4:50
13. Sorrow Tears and Blood Medley 6:07

Produced & Conducted by FRANCK BIYONG
For AKHETATON RECORDS

All songs written & arranged by Franck Biyong except*
(*) 1 Written by K.Frimpong and (*) 2 Written by Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Links :
Franck Biyong : faceboo | myspace.com/franckbiyongandmassak | soundcloud | twitter | wix

Credits :

Recording engineers: Meakelange, Didier Daguenal, Alex Averty, Olivier Nestelut, Aldo, Hervé Clery, FB

Remix Facility: T.I.M.E.C Studios Paris, France
Mixed by Grant Phabao & FB
Mastered by Grant Phabao

WAYS OF NJIA, UNDERGROUND SALT ROAD, SORROW TEARS AND BLOOD Medley
Recorded in Rennes, France

Tenor, Soprano sax: Gérald Grandman
Trumpet: Marc Borlet-Hote
Baritone sax: Xavier Sibre
Fender Rhodes, Keyboards: Esther Ben Daoud
Bass: Olivier Berthelot
Drums: Sébastien Lette
Backing vocals: Samantha Lavital, Marie-Annick Adrien, Maddly Mendy-Silva
Conductor, Lead & Rhythm Guitar: FB

JOHN HUGGINS BOOGIE
Recorded at Campus studios, Afrolectric Studios, Paris France

Tenor, Soprano sax: Gérald Grandman
Alto Sax, Flute: Florent Dupuit
Baritone Sax, Bass Clarinet: Xavier Sibre
Fender Rhodes, Keyboards: David Alexander Pouget
Bass: Olivier Berthelot
Drums: Sebastien Lette
Percussion: Jerson Ramos
Conductor, Lead Guitar: FB

NGE DEFEATS CYBER
Recorded at Studio RDC St Avertin, France

Tenor sax & Soprano sax: Jean-Pierre Dulin, Laurent Couliou
Alto sax & Flute : Stéphane Aillet, Camille Sechppet
Trumpet: Julien Secouet, Claude Millet
Fender Rhodes : Jean-Marc Herbreteau
Synth & Effects: Laura Sicault
Guitar: Stéphane Pillu
Bass: Rolf Razafindrakoto, Mathieu Plouchard
Drums: Olivier Deroo
Percussion: Christophe Cysique, David Houblon, Sandrine Bouvet
Conductor, Guitar: FB

THE MARCH OF BAKAS
Recorded with C.E.C.B Mobile Studio, Afrolectric Studios, Bretagne, & Tours France

Tenor Sax, Bottles whistles: Laurent Couliou
Trumpet: Rafaèle Arditi
Trombone, Shells: Jean-Fred Erbetta
Percussion, Bottle whistles: Olivier Deroo, Bertrand Chicard
Drums: Olivier Deroo
Conductor, Bass, Percussion, Bottle whistles, Keyboards, Lead & Rhythm Guitar: FB

ODE TO BUNCHY
Recorded at Le Cithéa, Paris France

Keyboards: Olivier Olsen
Bass: Jean-Seb Viau
Drums: Christophe Cysique
Conductor, Lead Guitar: FB

PORT AU PRINCE
Recorded in Vienne, France

Tenor, Soprano sax: Julien Pontvianne
Alto Sax: Rodolphe Lauretta
Trumpet: Antoine Berjault
Baritone sax: Jon Dacuna
Fender Rhodes: Natalia Spengler
Bass: Bruno Jean-Angèle
Drums: Auguste Manly
Percussion: Thierry Tauliaut
Conductor, Guitar: FB

HWEHWE MU NA YI WO MPENA, BAHIEK CHURCH
Recorded at L’Astrolabe, Orleans France

Tenor, Soprano sax: Nicolas Baudino
Trumpet: Marc Borlet-Hote
Baritone sax: Xavier Sibre
Keyboards: Leo Cruz
Bass: Olivier Berthelot
Drums: Mambo Sticks
Percussion, Vocals: Vagner Bezerra, Jorge Bezerra
Conductor, Guitar: FB

YORUBA CALL FOR AFRICA
Recorded at Hot Casa Studio, Afrolectric Studios, Paris France

Samples and sounds: Dj Julien Lebrun
Fender Rhodes: Florian Pellissier
Percussion: Vagner Bezerra, Jorge Bezerra
Drum Programming, Keyboards, Percussion, Effects, Sanza, Guitar: FB

PALENQUE
Recorded at Nelson & Djosa Studios, Afrolectric Studios, Rotterdam (NL), Paris France

Sample Sounds, Effects, Beats: Fabien Maléa
Tenor Sax: Pierre Chaumié
Drum Programming, Synth Bass, Keyboards, Fender Rhodes, Percussion, Lead Guitar: FB


SOCIAL MUSIC
Recorded at Meakelange Studio, Hot Casa Studios Afrolectric Studios, Paris France


Samples and sounds: Dj Julien Lebrun & Meakelange
Fender Rhodes: Olivier Emsellem
Flutes, Tenor, Baritone, Alto & Soprano Sax: Jeff & Fred
Drum Programming, Keyboards, Percussion, Bass, Guitar, Lead & Background vocals: FB
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