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- TO Lomé, TO Jazz / World / Afro-jazz


Sounds Like: Manu Dibango, Seun Anikulapo Kuti, Richard Bona, Maceo Parker, grover washington jr

Label: Cauldron Records

Manager: Valery Renault 646-812-5740, Cauldron Records

Bio: Cameroon born and raised saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Ribouem launched his musical career in the 80s, playing in nightclubs in the city of Douala, where he also worked as a sound engineer. He later performed concerts all around his home country and for more than two years shared the stag... See Full Bio

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“Building on the exotic, high energy synthesis of jazz and African traditional influences that drove his debut album Bridge, Cameroon born and raised saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Ribouem infuses his explosive new collection Jazz Griot with an expansive range of polyrhythmic foundations and buoyant sounds from places like Sahel, West, Central and even South Africa. Several tracks capture the exciting spirit of the project perfectly—the hypnotic, densely percussive opener “N’kukuma” (which features a tradeoff between synth vibes, rolling electric guitar and soaring sax before Ribouem swirls them all together); the soulful, seductive jazz-funk tune “Sanaga”; the easy rolling “surf guitar” and spacey synth driven “Biamo”; the adventurous, traditional jazz leaning “Musichien”; and the whimsical, easy jangling “Mother,” a showcase for Ribouem’s ample flute skills.”
—  Jonathan Widran, Jonathan Widran
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  • 2013

    Jun 21

    Niamey, NE | 8:00pm
    Niamey Jazz Pulsations
    Niamey, NE
    Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:00pm


    Very First Edition of the Niamey Jazz Pulsations Festival

  • 2013

    Apr 30

    Ouagadougou. 01 BP 561 1 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso., OUAGA, FR | 8:00pm
    "Jazz a Ouaga" Festival, Ou...
    Ouagadougou. 01 BP 561 1 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso., OUAGA, FR
    Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:00pm


    « La musique peut se présenter comme une langue de communication par l’équivalence possible des émotions et des états d’esprit » (Claude Levi-Strauss). « Le jazz et la musique, comme facteurs de rapprochement des peuples », c’est sous ce thème que Jazz à Ouaga 2013 s’articulera. Le jazz est un style musical unique qui a pris naissance au sud des États-Unis d'Amérique, mais a ses racines en Afrique et mêle les traditions musicales africaines et européennes. Au cours du XXe siècle, le jazz s'est avéré être un langage universel qui s'étend sur les continents, influençant et influencé par d'autres types de musique, évoluant comme un élément culturel de métissage pour les amateurs du monde entier, sans distinction de race, de religion, ou de nationalité.

  • 2013

    Mar 23

    Accra, ACCRA, GH | 8:00pm
    Festival de la Francophoni...
    Accra, ACCRA, GH
    Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:00pm


    Ribouem will perform with his good friend and fellow CAMEROONIAN MUSICIAN Armand Ntep Take part in our festival of French speaking culture from 15 to 23 March at Alliance Francaise Accra! The Festival de la Francophonie features two weeks of special events, concerts, shows, wine testing, film festivals, exhibition, Kermesse, Job forum, conferences etc. to celebrate the francophone world. An invitation to travel the French speaking countries and explore their creative artistry in a lively and entertaining way! Liberation Link, Airport Residential Area, Behind Opeibea House, CT 4904 Accra, Ghana

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  • Kim Hansen solo (Artist) Kim Hansen solo
    Love your music... Hugs from Denmark.. Kim... very much speaks to the importent in life.. much better it cannot be.. so thanks :-)
  • Starch Monkey (Artist) Starch Monkey
    Keep up the good work. We wish you much success.
  • Franck Al Yamine Cohendet - FAYCpercussion© (Artist) Franck Al Yamine Coh...
    Hi Ribouem! A great pleasure for me too to listen your songss : Bamileke and Bantou Dream are spreading african traditional roots and interbreeding by a beautiful way. All t...
  • Absinthium (Artist) Absinthium
    Hi there! Welcome among our friends! - ABSINTHIUM -
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    Love the grooves! This is toe-tapping music to get you "move'n, move'n". Enjoyed listening. Keep the great music coming!
  • Eddie Ray Franks Jr (Artist) Eddie Ray Franks Jr
    Wishing much success with your music. Eddie Ray
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