Joëlle Esso | Mungo!

Go To Artist Page

Album Links
official website my MySpace page

More Artists From
FRANCE

Other Genres You Will Love
Folk: Traditional Folk World: African- Central Moods: Solo Female Artist
There are no items in your wishlist.

Mungo!

by Joëlle Esso

The first CD of this artist makes you feel the equatorial forrest\'s heartbeat in her style called Afroback.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
Buy 2 or more of this title and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

Tracks

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. Dikala
Share this song!
X
3:09 album only
2. Madiba
Share this song!
X
3:29 album only
3. Etintin
Share this song!
X
3:42 album only
4. Ma
Share this song!
X
3:37 album only
5. Mumi
Share this song!
X
2:18 album only
6. Nyambé
Share this song!
X
3:01 album only
7. Danse
Share this song!
X
3:21 album only
8. Sona Muna
Share this song!
X
3:21 album only
9. To Wuma
Share this song!
X
4:06 album only
10. Tondo Mba
Share this song!
X
3:49 album only
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Nice smile, crystal voice, that Cameroon woman had from the nature the power to charm when she sings. Born in Douala, Joëlle Esso grew up in a pious family, surrounded by her brothers.

She spent her teenage years in Ivory Coast (West Africa) and arrived in Paris (France) in the mid-80s. After getting her degree in history of art in Paris, she started to glance at the show business.


Few appearances on movies and telly and Miss Esso meets the Queen Abeti* who gives her a first real chance in 1988. At this point, Jo’s work is not really listened in Africa but no matters.

‘ I do not sing only for my mates back home’ she said. Then, she goes on tour with African groups in Colombia, USA and Guinea. Besides she is a good linguist. She is a golden girl.


Back in Paris, she decides to boost her skills: Cours Simon* then singing lessons... In 1995, she becomes a Wonder woman:

Back-up vocalist for Manu Dibango & Dee Dee Bridgewater at the prestigious Olympia, then with Jean Michel Jarre at the Trocadéro both in Paris, France.

Les Enfoirés takes her to the Grand Rex.


Member of the Choir Les Chérubins,a religious choir, Joelle\'s efficient work in studios allows her to lend her voice on famous artists’ albums such as Kassav’, Barbara, Céline Dion, Arielle Dombasle, Yannick Noah and more.

On tour with Nicoletta, Michel Delpech, Pascal Obispo or Liane Foly, our vocalist starts to feel singing on her own, and having her own show...


The piano bar has been her first school. Good choice because in 2001, Carole Fredericks gaves her the opportunity to sing her own song only 15 min before the show start.

‘I panicked. I told her I wasn’t ready’ Jo says. Carol replied ‘ you grab your chance or you let it go! It has to be a start.’


In 2003, everybody wants to be a part of the event. Helped by the best musicians in Parisian studios, Joëlle Esso records her first album. A jewel. An urban album with a touch of blues and gospel. An Afro-Parisian album sung with a mischievous and calm voice.


Have you heard about Esso? Learn about Joëlle then !

Kristo Numpuby (Translated by Deeddy M.)


Reviews


to write a review

Koabena

Lovely music!
Joelle Esso is indeed the Queen of Afroback! You can listen to her music hours and hours. She has a voice you will never forget, she is a talented, creative and authentic African singer.

Ida

thumbs up
really nice sounds...