Fredy Massamba (BE)
FREDY MASSAMBA was born in Pointe-Noire (Congo). It did not take long before music became his tool as a true passion ! For a while he had been singing and dancing down the street or in some choirs. Then he turned into a génuine stage performer. Following several world tours with « Les Tambours de Brazza », numerous collaborations with Zap Mama, Didier Awadi, Manou Gallo and after he enjoyed some smashing encounters in USA with Bilal, Mos Def and The Roots, Fredy Massamba is now developing his own solo album « Ethnophony ». He talks as an Afro-european, about his life, his journey, his music, his influences but about love and struggle as well. Outstretched between Africa and Europe, he shares his two-faces culture with us. His music is a smooth blend of soul, Hip Hop, funk and African chants. He sings in Kikongo and Lingala and his lyrics speak straights to our hearts. With drums, bass, keyboards and slamming percussions on stage, his unbelievable voice sounds great as an instrument by itself.