Congolese artist Fredy Massamba released his album, Ethnophony featuring the single "Ntoto."
This past spring, Congolese artist Fredy Massamba released his album, Ethnophony in France - and luckily we hear there is soon to be a U.S. release as well. With an exciting mix of soul, reggae and acoustic music reminiscent of Anthony Hamilton, Fredy incorporates many African sounds into the mix as well. Speaking of the mix, the entire album including "Ntoto" was mixed by Tom Soares who's worked with Erykah Badu, Rakim, Alicia Keys and more. Check out the vid for his single "Ntoto" above. Sung completely in Kikongo (the Bantu language spoken by the Bakongo and Bandundu of DRC), his songs speak of tolerance, love and hope for the African people. You can listen to the album in its entirety on his website, and then buy it HERE. After a receiving a wonderful response in Europe, Fredy is making his way to New York to present the album. After watching "Ntoto," be sure to check him out on tour (NYC + Europe) - dates after the jump.
Fredy Massamba NYC Tour Dates:
Southpaw, Brooklyn- Sept. 9
Farafina Cafe, Harlem- Sept. 10
Shrine, Harlem- Sept. 12