Wataka Matata (Album)
After some turbulence Josephine's album 'Wataka Matata' finally lands on the turntables ! Wataka Matata, strange title which evokes the jungle ; but don't let it mislead you, this album was entirely made in Paris. But, after all ... isn't Paris a jungle !? Official release: October 15. You already can buy the album on CD Baby and soon download it on Apple iTunes Music Store and many other legal sites. - Wataka Matata, the second title, gave it's name to the album. This album, filled with diversity, mix together various genres such as pure techno or techno mixed with salsa and zouk, that you can find in the first 4 titles 'Nouveau Riche', 'Wataka Matata', 'Super Mamie', and 'Africa'. - 'Pourquoi' is a mixture of reggae and ragga, and 'Big Big Bobi' is a song hummed by all them cameroonian children, from Douala as well as in Mungo. - 'Soleil' is a languorous slow fox-trot which cultivates ambiguity with tact and subtlety. - 'A ma Mère' and 'Fête des Mères' are rumbas, and chachachas, sung in Central African idioms, a wink of the artist at her mother, a native of Central Africa. - 'Musiquinine', fantastic 'Musiquinine', released in 1994 ! This song made Josephine famous in Cameroon, her country of origin. This title was a true success and 13 years later this song is still present. All social classes have danced or made sport on this song : v.i.p.s as well as children. Nostalgic ones of this title will surely be very happy to find it on this album. Frenchwoman of Cameroonian origin, Josephine Bertrand is a real hurricane of good mood and dynamism. Just listen to the texts and music of these songs and you will sense her joviality. That is no wonder, Josephine is also an actress and scriptwriter, and it certainly helped to realize this album. You will surely be surprised when listening to this album which offer such a diversity of rhythms and texts through all the titles.