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Brussels, Brussels Capital Region, Belgium | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | INDIE

Brussels, Brussels Capital Region, Belgium | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2009
Band World Soul




"a few ones"

…the short guy with the big voice and a ton of soul has never failed to capture the hearts of his audiences…It is clear that Fredy Massamba has chosen his own musical path rather than following trends in contemporary African music.

The SOUL explosion from Brazzaville…His voice fascinated everybody…Today his style of singing represents an incomparable fusion of Pygmy chanting from the Central African rain forests, jazz and soul

« Fredy Massamba, le superbe »
Les inRocks

“Fredy Massamba : la force du léopard”

« …Il vient de publier un single imparable, Unity, dont le lyrisme nʼest pas sans
évoquer les grandes heures de Stevie Wonder. »

« … Massamba signe ici un grand album de soul africaine, disque à la classe folle.
Un must. »

« …Entre couleurs ethniques et beats appuyés, les chansons respirent, amples et
généreuses, sous un soleil funky qui diffuse un paquet de bonnes vibrations. »

“ Il fait partie de ces artistes représentants la nouvelle génération émergente et consciente, « qui a beaucoup de choses à donner » et grâce à qui le continent pourra évoluer, car « le développement de l’Afrique viendra par l’unité ». -


Solo album discography :

2013 : MAKASI

Before 2010 : Many albums with "Les Tambours de Brazzaville"



Fredy Massamba is back with his second solo album "Makasi", which means "strength" in Lingala.

As a singer/songwriter, his voice and his very personal style of writing are astonishing.  He transmits his African-European legacy through a universe made of History and optimism. He draws his inspiration from the past to sing the present. In Kikongo and Lingala, he tells us an Africa he praises with joy and concern.  The effective style offers a subtle blend of groove and traditional african rhythms then serving an eclectic and multicultural artistic process.

On stage his baffling charism explodes with a bass guitar, drums, keyboards, guitar and percussions, using his
voice as a real musical instrument.

Instrumentations + band members :

Fredy Massamba : Lead vocal + percussion (djembe + bongo)

Fred Hirschy : Bass guitar

Lezin Mpoutou : Backing vocal + percussions (bongo + congas + djembe + likembe + sanza + ...)

Jean Ferrarini : Keyboards + sampler

Yoann Julliard : Drum

Jean-Jacques Nsengiyumva : Guitare + backing vocal

Benjamin Yeme : Sound engineer

Gregory Jacqmain : Manager

Band Members