These two tracks are born from a desire of playing music again with my family. I wrote the lyrics on my cousin Alioune Agbo’s music, former guitarist of Miriam Makeba; we played on stage together in Abidjan… in the Eighties. Luc Montanary, also my cousin, played a clever and delicate bass. Dona Myrette, another cousin, and Julie Pierquet, my daughter, put their soft, sensitive and warm voices on the backing vocals.
The first song is in French. “Ná yì bó wă”, in fon (language from Benin, West Africa), means: “I leave, I’ll come back”. Backing vocal respond in an echo “Ná yì bó wă” and “Bó yì bó wă”, meaning “Go and return”.
The second, “Forgiveness”, is in English. In my quest for forgiveness, I have reached this conclusion: “Love is forgiveness”, and I have put it into words.
Recording was made at home and Alioune Agbo with his expert’s ear did wonders! Raoul Agbo, guitarist, singer and… of course cousin, realized the mastering.
A family venture, which I’m in a hurry to have discovered by as many people as possible, and promote among professionals to whom, obviously, I must send this beautiful project (sample CD) for free!
Desing is ready :