Erik respects, illustrates, enriches and occasionally shakes up the musical traditions of his native Cameroon. The dazzling range of his unique voice colours the streets of the large city where he now lives, with original rural rhythms emphasizing this urban bustle. It is from this encounter and confrontation between village and megalopolis that he draws the beauty, authenticity and spiritual dimension of his art. On this demanding and delicate path, he is fully accompanied by his brothers and allies, the awesome ‘ambianceurs’ of Korongo Jam. His sharp erudition and soft energy have earned Erik Aliana to become a key figure of African music in Europe.
Buda Musique 2013