FRANCE / AMPLIFICA MUSIC
EL GATO NEGRO
Cat prince crowned with feathers returns to France in 2019.
He sharpened his claws after fifteen years of travels throughout South America and totally immersed in the rhythms of cumbia, salsa, paso, cha cha and bolero.
He met musical brothers and sisters along the way (La Yegros, Calypso Rose, Oxmo Puccino). With his first record, "Cumbia Libre" which sold 10,000 copies, this tropical band won the hearts of French and European audiences.
The new album ‘Ouvre la Porte’ was recorded between Toulouse, Bogotá, Mazunte and Ouagadougou and mastered by the great Alex Gopher (Eddy de Pretto, Flavien Berger, Christine and the Queens).
The 12 songs navigate between French and Spanish in a subtropical pop mix, where the burning sand of the Pacific Ocean meets the colourful African asphalt. A new group and a new sound, shaped by Seydou Diabaté Kanazoé’s balafon, Cyril Atef’ drums (-M-, Bumcello) and Kandy Guira’s voice Oumou Sangaré.
TRAVEL CREW: 7 pax
AVAILABILITY: Full year 2023