Bibi Tanga Sets American Debut
Joining forces once again with producer Professeur Inlassable, Bibi Tanga and The Selenites -comprised of Arthur Simonini on violin and keyboards, Rico Kerridge on guitar and Arnaud Biscay on drums- follow up after the acclaim of their 2003 release Yellow Gauze and 2009 It's The Earth That Moves EP. Though they've already made a stir in France, the group now unites with Nat Geo Music to bring their fashion-forward funk vision to audiences worldwide.
"It was like magic," states Bibi on working with Professeur Inlassable. "He knew exactly what we wanted and exactly what he wanted – and knew how to bring it out of us... but also how to get out of the way!"
Dunya takes listeners on a wild, eclectic tour through the history and pre-history of funk, layering Afrobeat rhythms over electro-tinged soul and cosmopolitan trans-Atlantic grooves. Together with The Selenites, the duo forges a stunningly original new sound, and creates a space where Afro-futurism meets steampunk, Fela Kuti jams with Sidney Bechet, and Marcel Duchamp gets down to Chic. A seamlessly appropriate fit for the internationally focused National Geographic music label.
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