Few artists are revered in the French-speaking worlds as Georges Brassens. His gentle songs about country life, accompanied by acoustic guitar, have been a staple of chanson française since the fifties. Yet his latest tribute comes from an unlikely source: Africa. Singer Kristo Numpuby is currently touring with a show called “Brassens en Afrique”. It “recreates the atmosphere of bars in black Africa after independence”.
UPDATE DEC 14: The CD has just been released and is available on Brassens en Afrique.
Kristo Numpuby was born in Paris, but grew up in Cameroon. He has released a number of albums featuring his gentle interpretation of Cameroon music. He currently lives in Paris and still makes regular appearances in France.