Inspired by the rhythms of the Bantu Forest of West Africa, Alphonse Daudet Touna from Cameroon formed the band to ‘enrich and share his music with the world.’ He started at an early age playing drums at traditional village ceremonies where he developed his talent as a composer, performer and teacher. The haunting vocals, sung in his own tribal language ‘Bassa’, send messages of peace and hope.
Alphonse plays the Balafon (African Marimba) which he made himself. With influences from Makossa to Bikutsi – the grooves are guaranteed to exhilarate audiences. The band has headlined at festivals and major venues across the UK and supported well-known artists such as Eliades Ochoa of the Buena Vista Social Club.