After singing as a chorister with the great artists like Salif Keita, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Oumou Sangaré, Cheick Tidiane Seck ..., Pamela Badjogo starts a solo career releasing her first album Mes couleurs plunging us into Afro-jazz vibes mixing sounds of Mali to rhythms of her native Gabon. Bubbly and energetic, Pamela has one desire : to share on the stage this new album with you.
Pamela has matured this project for long time over her various collaborations in the studio and on stage with artists from various style. To realize this album, she collaborated with Manjul, rasta musician, arranger and sound engineer she works for many years with. For Pamela, Manjul is a real big brother, a guide who has the power to reach what the artist has deep inside herself.
Along the pieces, the artist juggles from one language to another singing sometimes in French and sometimes in English before driving us to Gabon, performing in her native language (Bakaningi) a lullaby written by his mother. Mes couleurs is the opportunity to give us, with great emotion, a real life testimony revealing the richness of her meetings and influences. Adopted by Mali, she could not conclude without paying tribute to Mali with Initié in which one find the traditional violin player (Soku) Zoumana Tereta and singer Babani Koné as special guests. Mali is invited along this opus including in afrobeat piece Bamakool where she is joined by Malian singer Mariam Koné.
The first part of the recording was made with Manjul. Four titles were born at the crossroads of Afro-jazz and soul where Pamela thrilled us with her voice grave and warm. Pamela wrote and composed the following titles with the musicians of her group : Legré on drums, Sekou Bah on bass, Scotty on piano and Molobally on Djembe during of a workshop at the French Institute of Mali in February 2015.
The musicians have just finished recording the 11 tracks of the album in the studio Humble Ark Manjul in Bamako. The first part of the recording was produced with personal funds. The workshop, the second part of the recording (march 2015) as well as the mix and mastering (july 2015) were possible thanks to the support of the Swiss Cooperation and the French Institute of Mali.
Today, in order to complete this project, Pamela ask for your participation. Indeed she needs your support to fund the final stage of this project : pressing of CDs and the design and production of communication and promotional material (flyers, posters, video clip ...)
And if the goal is exceeded?
it's even better ! we will produce additional video clip and realize a live video DVD of the concert scheduled in Bamako in October 2015 (French Institute of Mali).
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!