Talented Franco-Tunisian actress and singer Amina Annabi, who almost brought France’s 6th victory at the Eurovision Song Contest during the 1991 edition held in Rome, will soon figure on a very prestigious compilation of African music.
The project is called AFROSOUL #1 and is described as a journey through the unique sounf of Africa with major artists such as Gnawa Diffusion, The Souljazz Orchestra, Abdallah Oumbadougou, Aziza Brahim, Fangnawa Experience, Imidiwen, Djeli Moussa Conde, Peter Solo… and Amina Annabi with her latest single, a true ode to the Arab Spring and the Tunisian revolution entitled “Ya Nari Revolution”!
This first release is a true African music experience, mixing ancestral spirit and contemporary culture, traditionnal legacy and urban groove. A fresh selection of 21st-century African, Caribbean and Afro-American music from the continent and its diaspora, mixing voodoo, afrobeat, mandinka, touareg, saharian and gnawa music with styles such as soul, blues, funk, jazz, slam, hip-hop and electronic beats.
Including artists living in and originating from France, Togo, Canada, Guinea, Burkina-Faso, Cameroon, Tunisia, Niger, Algeria, Mali, Morocco, Senegal and Ethiopia, AFROSOUL #1 is a loving elegia to the culture of the first continent, looted and tear-down by four hundred years of slavery and colonialism. Celebrating the memory and spirit of Black Presidents Fela Kuti (1938-1997) from Nigeria and Thomas Sankara (1949-1987) from Burkina-Faso, it’s also a manifesto for the dream of a free, peaceful and united Africa.
The compilation will be digitaly released on December 12 on Finetunes, while its physical release is expected in January thanks to Buda Musique and Universal. Snippets of all the songs can be listened to here