donderdag 7 oktober 2010

CHARLOTTE MBANGO

1987    KONKAI MAKOSSA    AT 075


















Charlotte Mbango who passed away last year at the age of 49, was one of the most beloved singers of Cameroon.

Born in an artistic family (she's actually Eboa Lotin's granddaughter), Charlotte starts singing as soprano in a church choir at the age of nine . Four years later she starts her own gospel group. In 1979 she leaves Cameroun to continue her studies in Paris. In the early eighties Charlotte becomes part of the Parisian music scene and takes care of the backing vocals in numerous Afro-Antillean record sessions.

Her solo career kicks off in 1986 with the release of her first album, "Nostalgie". A very successful debut that paves the way for her second album "Konkai Makossa" in 1987. This record becomes a worldwide success rewarded by a Golden Record.

Charlotte continues in the same spirit with the albums "Maloko" (1991) and "Malea" (1996). Also in 1996 she sings a great duet "Sengato", with the late Tom Yom's and contributes with the song "Mumi" to the Syllart production "Sans Papiers Acte II". In 1998 she goes back to her musical "roots" with "Combines Religieuses", a CD with religious music.

In 2002, Charlotte starts the new millenium with the release of "Essuw'am" (Mon Combat), followed in 2003 by a "Best Of". In between she travelled all over the world to share her music on stage with her fans.

Her huge talent has been largely acknowledged and rewarded by numerous honours such as the Honorary TAMANI she got in Bamako, Mali in 2003.Her musical gift has allowed her to collaborate with established names as Manu Dibango and Paul Simon. In 2006 she released another religious record, the double-cd "Cantiques". It was her last one.

Clip: Konkai Makossa 1987


















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1986   NOSTALGIE   AT 072



































1991 VOL. 3 MALOKO   CD 54681


































1996   MASOMA   CP 1295

































SENGATO
1996   TOM YOM'S & LE FORUM     TY 002



















MUMI
1996  SANS PAPIERS - ACTE II   SYLAF 96018





















2002  ESSUW'AM   MB1604















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2002 BEST OF CHARLOTTE MBANGO
1 Konkai makossa/ 2 Dikom lam la moto/
3 Sengato/ 4 Bito/ 5 Makossa non stop/
6 Mumi/ 7 Adou/ 8 Maloko/ 9 Douala serenade/
10 Na so a nde/ 11 Moutonde bato/
12 Malea/ 13 Sengane/

3 opmerkingen:

  1. Didn't hear of her passing. RIP Charlotte.

    Kenyatta

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    1. brohters sera que me puedes facilitar estos cd de esta agrupacion mi correo latertuliadelasalsa@hotmail.com gracias pana

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