For his second album, the Cameroonian guitarist Indy Dibongue delivers Bebey Blues, a perfect symbiosis between jazz-rock and African heritage.
Francis Bebey’s musical soul runs through the whole of this album, in which Indy Dibongue rearranges the pieces, accompanying them with his own compositions. Francis Bebey is one of the most influential musicians of 20th Century Cameroonian music. Deeply inspired by Tony Allen, one of the pioneers of afrobeat, who unfortunately passed away in 2020, the guitarist brings together different eras and cultures in his music. He is notably influenced by Cameroon and Paris, where he trained in a jazz school dedicated to professional musicians.
After spending several years as an accompanying musician, he released his first album, Squatting at Neverland, in 2014. His challenge on Bebey Blues? To honor the beautiful eclectic and cosmopolitan musical heritage of Africa. It is a true tribute to Francis Bebey, who said: “Africa today is at the crossroads of many cultures. We Africans of today carry it within us. We are the North/South dialogue before the letter!”
The album will be released on February 1 and will be available on all digital platforms, via Iroko Sound.