Saturday, March 01, 2008

Coco Mbassi is a highly accomplished singer, composer and arranger whose home country is Cameroon. Moving to France, Coco started using her singing talent as a backing singer for some of the well known African music stars: Salif Keita, Toure Kunda, Oumou Sangare and Manu Dibango as well as some international singers like Dee Dee Bridgewater and Demis Roussos. She went on to receive the German Critics Award for her first solo album, Sepia and was nominated in the Newcomer category in the BBC Radio 3 World Music Awards in 2003. Coco describes her music as a tree with African roots and branches that spread to many other places.

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