Espoir 2000 is a Zouglou group from the Côte d’Ivoire/ Ivory Coast. The group was formed by three young men in the community of Koumassi, Abidjan in 1997. In their songs they are announcing the society problems. Listen to their great song “Je t’aime”:
Meiway, aka Fréderic-Désiré Ehui, leaves Abidjan for Paris in 1985 to improve his music skills. He records his first album “Ayibebou” in 1989 including the premises of Zoblazo, a style Meiway invented inspired from traditional rhythms from Grand-Bassam, his native city. Meiway receives the award for Best Male Singer of Ivory Coast for this album but it is with the following album “200% Zoblazo”, released in 1992, that Meiway gets his first hit in the African diaspora.
Throughout the years, his success increases following inflation to reach 900% Zoblazo with the eponymous album released in 2006. Meiway has become a superstar in Ivory Coast, Western Africa and in the African diaspora in Europe. Here is song “Golgotha”
This song is to stay awake if you are driving. DJs Mulukuku & Arsenal from Abidjan, Cote d´Ivoire. Here´s the song “On a Ça”
Josey is new Ivory Coast music talent. here´s her song “Yet Another Diva”
Mikanqueen suggested me this page, and I saw Magic System and remembered them, because of Yeleen :) . Magic System is a band from Côte d’Ivoire, now well known in Europe, especially in France because of their song “Premiere Gaou“, a hit in France:
Victor Démé is another great musician from Burkina Faso(check out the categorie), who’s playing the guitar. His music is a mix from pop, latin, blues and african music. Here’s his song “Djon Maya“:
This was a Music-Suggestion from Rasta Teacher, thanks for that one and for the list on your blog :)