Submitted by tcisse on 9. November 2010 - 17:18.
Originally Lauzoa island village in the area south of Grand Lahou Côte d'Ivoire Group Aboutou ROOTS was created in 1986 to lead the side in the evening after the hard work of fishing.
The "Youssoumba" which is the group's musical style is similar to the popular songs of village festivities that take place in the moonlight after the fieldwork. He practiced with a drum, a gourd, bottle and voices in chorus harmonized resume partitions frontman. This structure, reinforced by a toaster, warming the spirit of the traditional song came from the coastal atmosphere and converts it into easy "zougloumatique" called "youssoumba" that is used as support band for choreography "Mapouka Tight." The "Youssoumba" which presents itself as an origin of "Zouglou" today is a fusion of easy rhythms surround several marine regions of Africa and the Caribbean that took root in Côte d'Ivoire among peoples lagoon.
Looking for a manufacturer, the group ventures in Abidjan and puts his suitcases Locodro Ebrie village south of town, he again tries to through radio broadcasts and was noticed by producers of young Ivorians during a television broadcast (PODIUM) and the band recorded its first album in 1996 entitled "Protecting Yourself Vol 1" in the same year, children are classified Lauzoa top prospects in DAT MUSIC with over 120,000 sold K7.
I n 1998, ANGELO PAPA and his brothers out Volume II: protect yourself, which allows European & African public to trust the artists through the European release of both albums into one. The same year the group is selected for Afromusiques.
True to his pace, try Aboutou Roots of stage experiences "Concert live in Côte d'Ivoire, Africa and Europe.
In 2003 the title "Tribute to Fifi" from the album "FREEDOM HAS NO PRICE" is chosen to appear in the MIDEM compilation of songs Francophone OIF.
1996 : Protège-toi Vol I
1998 : Protège-toi Vol I & II (Sortie Européenne)
1999 : Côte d’Ivoire La Blessure
2002 : La liberté n’a pas de prix
Septembre 2002 : Le collectif Youssoumba
Dans ce single, le groupe a réuni les meilleurs artistes de la côtière ivoirienne, pour demander aux ivoiriens d’arrêter la guerre.
Août 2003 : Maxi single « Coupé Décalé »
2005 : On ne finit jamais d’apprendre
2008 : Dieu Merci (vendu en Côte d’Ivoire par Showbiz et en France par Africa Production)
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