ART MELODY

Two years after the acclaimed Wogdog BluesArt Melody returns with Moogho – “world” in Mooré, the language of the Mossi people of Burkina Faso.

Moogho explores bridges between continents, styles and times, as Art Melody raps and sings on top of uncompromising productions by long time partner Redrum, aided by a a slew of far reaching international producers.

Moogho is released exactly one year after the Burkinabè insurection which successfully  ousted president Blaise Compaoré. The album also comes out days after the recent failed coup in Burkina Faso, a reminder of the still frail state of affairs in Ouagadougou. A fragility which heighten the importance of artists like Art Melody, who has remained vocal and critical throughout the turmoil, without ever losing his faith in the Burkinabè people, and in particular its youth.

On Moogho Art Melody shares his commentary with his unimitable technique, rapping and singing in both Mooré and Dioula, flowing freely in a current of hip hop, electro, blues, afrobeat, bass music and free jazz.

This deliberate juxtaposition of Burkinabè reality and global musicality sets Art Melody in the lineage of musical geniuses such as Afrika Bambaata, Archie Shepp, The Clash or Manu Dibango, who all blurred lines and embraced diverse influences and genres.

Moogho’s powerful statement is in sharp contrast with the stringent and absurdly repressive immigration policies of our times, it stands against cultural segmentation and social segregation. Moogho is a universal dance, a global vibration hailing straight from the streets of Ouagadougou.

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Art Melody – Moogho

Art Melody – Moogho

Two years after the acclaimed Wogdog Blues, Art Melody returns with Moogho - “world” in Mooré, the language of the Mossi people of Burkina Faso. Moogho explores bridges between continents, styles and times, as Art Melody raps and sings on top of uncompromising...

Art Melody – Zound Zandé

Art Melody – Zound Zandé

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Art Melody – Wogdog Blues

Art Melody – Wogdog Blues

4x4 was founded in 2002 after a successful collaboration with hiplife titans Buk Bak. Since then 4X4 have dominated much of the hiplife game, with a string of hits and four highly successful albums. In 2012, 4x4 truly went international when they joined hands with 8...

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ART MELODY

Two years after the acclaimed Wogdog BluesArt Melody returns with Moogho – “world” in Mooré, the language of the Mossi people of Burkina Faso.

Moogho explores bridges between continents, styles and times, as Art Melody raps and sings on top of uncompromising productions by long time partner Redrum, aided by a a slew of far reaching international producers.

Moogho is released exactly one year after the Burkinabè insurection which successfully  ousted president Blaise Compaoré. The album also comes out days after the recent failed coup in Burkina Faso, a reminder of the still frail state of affairs in Ouagadougou. A fragility which heighten the importance of artists like Art Melody, who has remained vocal and critical throughout the turmoil, without ever losing his faith in the Burkinabè people, and in particular its youth.

On Moogho Art Melody shares his commentary with his unimitable technique, rapping and singing in both Mooré and Dioula, flowing freely in a current of hip hop, electro, blues, afrobeat, bass music and free jazz.

This deliberate juxtaposition of Burkinabè reality and global musicality sets Art Melody in the lineage of musical geniuses such as Afrika Bambaata, Archie Shepp, The Clash or Manu Dibango, who all blurred lines and embraced diverse influences and genres.

Moogho’s powerful statement is in sharp contrast with the stringent and absurdly repressive immigration policies of our times, it stands against cultural segmentation and social segregation. Moogho is a universal dance, a global vibration hailing straight from the streets of Ouagadougou.

RELEASES

Art Melody – Moogho

Art Melody – Moogho

Two years after the acclaimed Wogdog Blues, Art Melody returns with Moogho - “world” in Mooré, the language of the Mossi people of Burkina Faso. Moogho explores bridges between continents, styles and times, as Art Melody raps and sings on top of uncompromising...

Art Melody – Zound Zandé

Art Melody – Zound Zandé

4x4 was founded in 2002 after a successful collaboration with hiplife titans Buk Bak. Since then 4X4 have dominated much of the hiplife game, with a string of hits and four highly successful albums. In 2012, 4x4 truly went international when they joined hands with 8...

Art Melody – Wogdog Blues

Art Melody – Wogdog Blues

4x4 was founded in 2002 after a successful collaboration with hiplife titans Buk Bak. Since then 4X4 have dominated much of the hiplife game, with a string of hits and four highly successful albums. In 2012, 4x4 truly went international when they joined hands with 8...

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