Monday, 3 November 2008

Julien Jacob - Cotonou


Julien Jacob – Cotonou
Benin
2005


01. Ankelson
02. Jesse
03. Cotonou
04. Yacob
05. Nielep
06. Mêh
07. Mâât
08. Rag
09. Oma
10. Yab
11. Ouou
12. Hakbab

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* “Kelimeler anlamlarını, sadece taşıdıkları duygular içinde bulurlar” diyor Julien.
Bu yüzden çocuk yaşta ülkesinden ayrılıp Fransa’da yaşamasına rağmen, bilinmeyen bir dilde, kendi gizemli dilinde, şarkı söylemeyi tercih etmiş.
Bence hoş, tavsiye ederim… Özellikle albümün ilk şarkısı Ankelson, değişen ritimleriyle oldukça güzel.
Daha fazla Afrika ritmi isteyenler için de albümün dördüncü şarkısı Yacob’u öneririm.


Julien Jacob arrives in France in his early childhood. His West-Indians parents settled in the south of France. For him, who was born in Benin, Africa, it was the encounter with a new culture. But he will retain the imprint of African chants and rhythms from his native country.

Passionate about music from his early childhood, Jazz, black american Motown music, mystical oriental chants but also seventies pop-rock all are grains which will unite to enrich his artistic talent.

At the age of 17, he performed on stage for the first time as lead singer in a rock band. After a few years he decided to go his own way and left the group in 1983. From then on , he concentrated on composing his own music. But during this period, he often frequent backstage at the concerts of world renowned artists like David Bowie, Miles Davis...Backstage, he had intense artistic encounters, in particular a fabulous evening with Fela Kuti.

Inspiration pushes him to sing in a mysterious language which he find within himself. An unknown language which everybody can understand because the words only find their meaning in the emotions they carry. And he addresses himself to the heart, to everybody’s space of intimate peace. At the same time, he started writing books. He has forever followed an internal quest. Music and writing are, for him, two different ways to express hi own perception of life.

His second album "Cotonou" (Wrasse Records) was released in 2005. An album that is very highly regarded by the international press. He gets back on the road again and performs on many stages in Europe and France.
(
http://www.julienjacob.com/en/bio.htm )




2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very good. Thank.

hmbesik said...

bu aralar ali farka dinleyip duruyorum. özellikle iş çıkışı eve giderken, tıkış tıkış otobüste, tüm yorgunluğumu alıyor. tabi sabahları da hızlı bi şeyler dinlemem gerkeiyor uyanmak için (heavy metal gibi). Sanırım bu albümü de seveceğim. eve gidince indiricem inşallah. teşekkürler.
Afrika ritimleri beni büyülüyor.