We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Cotonou EP

by James Stewart

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      8 CHF  or more


Juju Chill 06:05


James Stewart is the host, resident DJ and co-promoter of monthly night “Black Atlantic Club” at Le Sucre in Lyon. Borrowing the term “Black Atlantic” from renowned scholar Paul Gilroy’s 1993 book, Stewart presents “black music” as a transnational, incredibly diverse cultural exchange. An avid lecturer on the subject and founder of the Blog Afrosouldescarga, he merges an intellectual approach with the musical and creative side of things: as an active conga player and percussionist, member of Voilaaa Sound System and showhost at Radio Nova. This EP is the work of of a mature and thoughtful musician, combining different musical influences at a high level of production. Alma Negra Records are proud to present James Stewart with his Cotonou EP!


released June 8, 2018

Cotonou : written & composed by James Stewart.
Basile Olatunde: Lead Vocal, chorus & 2nd guitar, guitar solo Bruno « Patchworks » Hovart: Bass
James Stewart: All additional instruments
Mugara Ndega feat Martha Thom & Jacob Mafuleni : Lyrics = Traditional, music composed by James Stewart. Martha Thom & Jacob Mafuleni: Vocals
Bruno « Patchworks » Hovart: Bass & Arrangements
Riad Klaï: Rhythm Guitars, Guitar Solo
James Stewart: All additional Instruments & Samples
Juju Chill : composed by James Stewart.
Riad Klaï: Front Rhythm Guitar
Mikael Touanen: Keyboard Solo
Bruno « Patchworks » Hovart : Bass
James Stewart: All additional Instruments & Samples
Voice Sample is coming from City Boys Band-Obi Benya Wo A
La Danse d'Achille : composed by James Stewart Bruno « Patchworks» Hovart: Bass
Nicolas Sakélario: Bariton Saxophone Solo
Riad Klaï: Rhythm Guitar 1
Dario Rosa: Rythm Guitar 2
David Doris: Conga Solo
James Stewart: All additional Instruments.
Voice Sample is coming from a South Sudan Mundari group
Arrangements & Production: James Stewart & Alma Negra. Maquettes with Mikael Touanen


all rights reserved



Alma Negra Basel, Switzerland

Formed in Basel obsessive diggers, DJs their varied backgrounds and passion for latin sounds and rhythms makes for a unique club experience.
Their love of percussion has seen their music, but with so many influences between them this would barely scratch the surface of what they can do.
... more

contact / help

Contact Alma Negra

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Cotonou EP, you may also like: