Topium (ft Djenmbi & Klod Kiavué) • Bo Bay Lanmen
Disques Nuits d'Afrique / Distribution Select
The single, Bo Bay Lanmen, released under the Disques Nuits d’Afrique label, will be distributed worldwide on all digital platforms by Distribution Select on February 12, 2021. This single emerged out of a creative residency organized by Guadeloupe Electronik Groove and the collaboration, in 2019, between Quebec electro-Jazz duo, Topium, and veteran Gwo Ka musicians, Jacques-Marie Basses (aka DJENMBI) and Klod Kiavué. It breaks new ground by combining modern sounds with ancestral rhythms to create a fusion that they call Electro-Ka. This creative residency was made possible with the support of the DAC Guadeloupe, the Departmental Council and the Consulate of France in Quebec.
Bo Bay Lanmen, which means “lend a hand,” and its accompanying music video, was made in partnership with GEG/MusjoMusicRecords and produced by Guadeloupe’s Akadanfilm company, revealing the fruitful and authentic creative process experienced through Gwo Ka traditions and culture. This exceptional artistic alliance between Guadeloupean Creole and Québecois musicians led to the creation of the new and exciting rhythms of Electro-Ka.