A Tree with Deep African Roots....
Coco Mbassi rightly describes her music as a « tree with deep African roots and branches that extend some towards classical music, some towards soul, gospel and jazz, and others towards Latin music and even pop music.
Now, discover this acoustic blend in her soulful voice, her Cameroonian roots, her ecclectic musical upbringing (from Haendel to Cameroonian traditional music to the Jackson 5) , and her deep partnership with her classically-trained bassist husband Serge Ngando Mpondo.
Her prestigious awards and worldwide recognition sees her winning Radio France International Découvertes Contest in 1996, the German World Music CD Critics Award in 2001 and being nominated for the BBC World Music Awards 2002. Each album release demonstrate how much she deserves this atention,:the first one,
Sepia, reveals her to the acclaiming critics, the second one Sisea establishes her and with the third one, Joa, she goes straight to number 5 on the World Music charts. She continues her solo career lifted by her band, incessantly touring the world and sharing her gift, building on the incredibly strong foundations of her chorist and backing vocalist days and the many singing contest she won as a child as well as a coveted main singing lead for Cirque du Soleil's show Totem.