Annotation

Recording info
Gangbé Brass Band: Jeff Ginouves, Studio Libretto, July 17 & 19, 2017
'''Tony Allen's drums / some of Angélique's vocals: Jean Francois Ginouves, Studio Ferber, Oct. 3-4, 2018
Guitars recorded at Ti Elephant Oct. 17-18 2018
Angélique Kidjo's vocals / Dominic James guitar: Jean Herbrail
Shabaka Hutchings & Sons of Kemet: Jean Francois Ginouves, Studio Guillaume Tell Sept. 3, 2018
Meshell Ndegeocello: Eric Elterman, Boomtown Studio, USA Oct. 11, 2018

All other productions recorded by David Donatien at Ti Elephant Studio, between Jan. and Nov. 2018

Annotation last modified on 2019-07-18 06:57 .

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Cucala
3:20
2 La vida es un carnaval
4:33
3 Sahara
4:37
4 Baila Yemaya
2:55
5 Toro mata
4:30
6 Elegua
3:06
7 Quimbara
4:34
8 Bemba colorá
3:45
9 Oya Diosa
3:27
10 Yemaya
1:37

Credits

CD 1

cello:
Clément Petit (tracks 3, 9)
drums (drum set) [drums]:
Eddie Hick (track 8)
Tom Skinner (drums) (track 8)
Tony Allen (Nigerian-born drummer and composer) (2018-10-03 – 2018-10-04) (tracks 1–2, 4–5, 7)
bass guitar [bass]:
David Donatien (tracks 3–4, 6, 8–9)
Meshell Ndegeocello (2018-10-11) (tracks 1–2, 5, 7)
farfisa:
David Donatien (tracks 2, 8–9)
Xavier Tribolet (track 2)
organ:
Xavier Tribolet (2017-07-13) (track 3)
guitar:
David Donatien (track 2)
Dominic James (tracks 2, 5)
Amen Viana (tracks 2, 5, 8)
guitar [guitars]:
David Donatien (track 1)
Dominic James (track 1)
Amen Viana (tracks 1, 4, 7, 9)
percussion:
David Donatien (tracks 1–4, 6, 9–10)
percussion [agomé]:
Crespin Kpitiki (tracks 4–7)
bass saxophone [sax bass]:
Julien Duchet (tracks 5, 7)
piano:
Xavier Tribolet (2017-07-13) (track 3)
marimba:
David Donatien (tracks 3, 6)
bell [bells]:
David Donatien (track 5)
Gangbé Brass Band (2017-07) (tracks 4–7)
shekere:
Benoît Avihoué (tracks 4–7)
tuba:
Theon Cross (tracks 2, 8)
horn [horns]:
Gangbé Brass Band (2017-07) (tracks 1–2, 4–7)
tenor saxophone [tenor sax]:
Shabaka Hutchings (2018-09-03) (track 8)
congas:
David Donatien (tracks 5, 7)
additional drums (drum set) [drums]:
David Donatien (track 8)
additional percussion:
David Donatien (track 8)
background vocals [backing vocals]:
Amen Viana (tracks 1, 5–6)
Angélique Kidjo (tracks 1–2, 4–8, 10)
lead vocals:
Angélique Kidjo (tracks 1–10)
producer:
David Donatien (tracks 1–10)
recording engineer:
Jean Hébrail (tracks 1–10)
Jeff Ginouves (2017-07) (tracks 1–2, 4–7)
Xavier Tribolet (2017-07-13) (track 3)
Jean François Ginouves (2018-09-03) (tracks 2, 5, 8)
Jean François Ginouves (2018-10-03 – 2018-10-04) (tracks 1–2, 4–5, 7)
Eric Elterman (2018-10-11) (tracks 1–2, 5, 7)
solo saxophone [sax]:
Shabaka Hutchings (2018-09-03) (tracks 2, 5)
recorded at:
Studio Libretto in Antony, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France (2017-07) (tracks 1–2, 4–7)
Studio Guillaume Tell in Suresnes, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France (2018-09-03) (tracks 2, 5, 8)
Studios Ferber in Paris, Île-de-France, France (2018-10-03 – 2018-10-04) (tracks 1–2, 4–5, 7)
has remixes:

Release

design:Paul Ritter
mastering:Chab (Mastering engineer at Translab, Paris) (2019-01-31)
additional photography:Laurent Serroussi
photography:Omar Victor Diop
mastered at:Chab Mastering in Paris, Île-de-France, France (2019-01-31)
ASIN:US: B07NRJRPS4 [info]

Release Group

artist & repertoire support:Nicolas Pflug