Cotonou EP

by James Stewart

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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


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