Where did you grow up?
I grew up in a small campagne village in Burkina Faso as a farmers' child.
Who or what got you into music?
There was no school within 20km of my village so at early age, I had to leave the family in order to achieve the modern education. The only opportunity to be with the family was vacations on June through October. This was the exact moments to feel my mother's voice. What she had to tease and please me was singing. Her voice is always present for every single song I write down till today.
Do you play any instruments?
My favorite instrument is the acoustic guitar that I play in some of my songs. I am not a drummer, nor do I know how to play drums, but I've always improvised the right beats for my music.
What is your songwriting process?
Till now, I have no process to writing songs as I've never struggle to write a song. Songs usually come with feelings and circumstances. It can also go from a little tone or a rhythmic. It comes so naturally that I sometimes even forget to write some down in busy times.
Where do generally record?
Most of the time, I used to recorder live sessions with my rehearsal mates in a home studio. Then, the next step is taking these sounds to a high professional studio where many changes can happen with the producer.
Do you perform live often?
I've had many live gigs in the past, but with my current changed situation and locality, I have to restart all over. I am just working on new band project and things are getting done in within now soon.
How would you describe your style of music?
My type of music style is made of my inner emotional vocal as the first conviction that a song written can dwell in my repertoire is not only hearing the best voice I want it to be, but feeling it emotionally. Then, there's the rhythm next to. I don't have a limitation in instruments, At the beginning, I used to call my music the "BeeBlues," as it meets influences from Jazz, Blues, Pop, Country, Zouk, with my traditional voice as key.
Do you prefer to do songs in English or French?
A song in French will always sound it for who speaks it no matter where you are. A song in English varies a lot in understanding and according to the origin. 60% of my repertoire is French, but since English is getting more universal, there's more chance to pass a broader message so, I am getting accustomed to.
Tell us about your latest project.
My current album project should have been released in June 2016. It was a project of 15 songs prerecorded in a home studio and not mixed, not mastered. This was about to be accomplished in within a week or so. When taking the stems to the studio that I decided to work with, I had a commitment with my first producer for a trial on 3 songs. Unfortunately, as he had to return the material after a copy, I realized that the stems have been destroyed without any way to get it back. So, this expended its achievement cost and slowed down the finishing speed as I had to work based on the audio. By the way, I realized a clip video available on YouTube, released 3 singles. The plan however was to have it all in different clip videos. But since the project has to keep moving forward, an album must fully come out. Also, having a band ready for any live gig is the current challenge and the first rehearsal is set for Friday night on March 2nd.
What can we expect from you in the next year?
It's a challenge that I set to myself and a commitment to achieve it no matter the bumps: "be recognized worldwide as one of the most emerging artist."
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