•May 2, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Performance: Jjanice+ (PASA Musik Productions)
Produced by Engone Endong and Sugarface Nene
Achetez l’original / Buy the original version on: iTunes
D’autres remixes à venir / Stay tuned for other remixes…
Debut album “Voiles” – prévu pour l’automne 2013/ Fall 2013
•April 9, 2013 • 4 Comments
[From Wax Poetics, written by Andrew Mason, DJ, writer, producer]
Who is Joni Haastrup?
That there are fans of the Afro-rock scene of the ’70s who are still unaware of his major contributions would probably delight the present-day Haastrup—a devout Buddhist for whom humility is a virtue.
The Haastrup of the ’70s would likely be confounded. After all, this son of a Yoruban king was the lead vocalist on Orlando Julius Ekemode’s seminal Super Afro Soul LP, considered by many to be the birthplace of the Afrobeat sound (the band also featured a certain Fela Ransome Kuti on trumpet).
By the ’70s, Haastrup was known as “Soul Brother Number One”, a star on the West African music scene. In 1971, he was handpicked by Ginger Baker to tour Europe as part of the Air Force band, and on returning to Nigeria later that year formed the genre-defying MonoMono. The group released two nuanced LPs in 1972 and ’74, albums that have been consistently regarded as centerpieces of any Nigerian collection. In 1978, Haastrup recorded “Wake Up Your Mind“, a spectacularly soulful, groovy and lyrically inspiring LP that currently fetches hundreds of dollars when an original copy makes an appearance.
•December 12, 2012 • Leave a Comment
“sun.arrow” est le premier extrait de mini projet “NOPIMIK“, du même nom que l’evenement qui aura lieu le 15 Decembre, au Club Lambi, Montreal.
Ce mini album, gratuit et entierement realisé par le producteur montrealais Engone Endong, propose un voyage au coeur des traditions et liturgies dites “Native American”.
L’objectif de l’évènement, qui rassemblera des artistes de tous les horizons et de tout genre, est la sauvegarde du territoire traditionel et nourricier des familles algonquines (anishinabes), à travers la protection de l’une des dernières forêts anciennes du Quebec.
Le mini album sera gratuitement téléchargeable très bientôt et des pièces du projet seront jouées lors de l’évènement par Dj Sugarface Nene et Engone Endong.
Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez consulter les liens suivants:
•July 12, 2012 • Leave a Comment
New Single. Press play.
And here is something interesting to read about the word “Yabis“, by Michael Olatunji (Ph.D.
Department of Music, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria):
“Yabis is the noun of the Pidgin English word “Yab” (which literarily means to make fun of a person or a thing).
The word (…) became very popular among residents in Lagos State of Nigeria in the 1970s, when Fela started his musical shows at his “African Shrine” which was located around Moshalashi Bus Stop in Lagos Mainland. Fela had a total of three shows every weekend, with a show per day, starting from Friday to Sunday. On Friday, it was “Yabis Night”.
(…) Many people believed that the Friday’s “Yabis Night” had the largest crowd. During this particular show, Fela would take time to “yab” himself (most often starting from his alleged “big head”), members of his band, the audience, as well as the government officials at all levels (Federal, state and local government); revealing their various corrupt practices and their money wasting programmes.
Read more here: “Yabis: A Phenomenon in the Contemporary Nigerian Music”
•April 20, 2012 • Leave a Comment
Dedicated to all Freedom Fighters in Africa and around the world. Nous vaincrons.
Produced by Engone Endong for EngongHitek Reekordz
•April 20, 2012 • Leave a Comment
Hello dear friends,
Since I was very busy these past few months, here is for you!
あなたがいなくて寂しかった ! Anata ga inakute samishikatta!
Produced by Engone Endong for Engonghitek Reekordz
•December 22, 2011 • 4 Comments
EngongHitek Reekordz is proud to announce the release of the Atsie Sun Orchestra’s “Colored Dust (lite), produced by Engone Endong.
This instrumental album was performed live on November 10th, for the premiere of “The United States of Africa/Les Etats-Unis d’Afrique” documentary (by Yanick Letourneau. Holla and thanx a lot, brother!)
“Colored Dust” is a journey into the Post-Independance Africa, a spiritual travel and a musical story of the fights led by african legends such as Thomas Sankara, Fela Kuti, Um Nyobe, etc… for the freedom of all Africans and the end of cultural, political et economic oppression.
The full version of the album is set to be released in the first quarter of 2012, with more than 20 new exclusive instrumentals.
For now, the lite version on the album is available as free download for a limited time.
Enjoy and share to the world.