Happy New Year!

Bonne Fête! Bonne Année! Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2014!

May 2014 bring to you an abundance of love and health. The rest will follow.

Blessings!
Njacko and Val

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Njacko and his 4 children

 

 

A blast from the past…

Njacko and I have been talking a lot about the new album Ici Bas lately as we are gearing up for the launch on February 22nd. We were brainstorming around a press release the other day and I suggested that the new album is an important milestone in his career. He started laughing and jumped up to grab a copy of the very first record he ever recorded, Bamiléke Reggae. This is a photo of the back of the album:

Here is a translation from the text on the bottom of the left hand side of the panel: “I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, and it’s not me who is thanking you, all of you who contributed to the making of this first foundation stone.”

Here’s to the first stone which has led to the most recent milestone!

Loud in the Kingston Public Libarary

It was a very nice surprise when we received a call from Paul Clifford asking us if we would be interested in collaborating for a gig as part of the Kingston Jazz Festival series “Live @ Your Library. We were thrilled with the opportunity to collaborate with Paul and his wife Kyoko Ogoda, and had a lot of fun blending our different genres of music together. Continue reading