The music of Charles Obin-Yapi is a musical kaleidoscope, a perfect blend of sounds of afro jazz where the power of percussion is expressed with the softness of melodies.


Born in the Ivory Coast, Charles Obin-Yapi is a multi-magician of rhythm and singer. He come to France in the eighties after having accompanied the popular group of Abidjan “les Mystics” for several long years.
Soon he gets plunged in the French music circuit by accompanying of international reputation like: Lionel Richie, Jimmy Cliff, Angélique Kidjo, Alpha blondy, David Koven, Michel Fugain, etc…
In 1999, he starts working on an album released in 2004 with 8 musicians. He call this album by his instrument: KALIMBA. In 2007, The group becomes a trio with Thierry Fanfan and Bruno Caviglia and in 2008, The Second is born. "Nanan".


kalimba (2004) LPS (12 tracks)
Nanan (2008) LPS and product by AIDO (10 tracts)

Set List

1. Nanan
2. Bou bou yela
3. Adzope
4. Odje
5. Kasse scat
6. Abissa
7. Kalimba
8. Tubimpr
9. Kie ye gba
10. Summertime (Cover)
11. Redemption Song (cover)

All his originality is expressed through out the harmonic and rhythmic notes and melancholic and festive songs. A trio to discover very soon…