- December 8th 7pm LKN Concert Hall (Naugarduko str.76), Vilnius
- December 9th 7pm club COMBO, Kaunas
- December 10th 7pm club RAMYBE, Palanga. TICKETS BILIETAI.LT
- December 11th and 14th 7pm club OAZĖ, Kaunas
- December 13th 7pm Theatre KEISTUOLIAI, Vilnius
- Roland Tchakounte - vocal, guitar
- Mick Ravassat - guitar
- Jerome Cornelis - bass guitar
- Karim Bouaza - drums
As a blues musician, age can certainly help to give your audience the impression that your music is the result of a lifetime of sorrow and experience, but says the relatively youthful Cameroonian blues musician Roland Tchakounté, “In Africa, we have a tendency to do things backwards, and we usually think it takes a lifetime to reach youth."
Born in Cameroon, but a world citizen at heart, Roland treads the bridge that links the blues to Africa on this new album. As was the case with Roland's five previous sets, Nguémé & Smiling Blues makes use of two idioms to describe the strengths and weaknesses of the First Continent: bamiléké, his mother tongue, and the blue notes that changed his destiny forever the day he heard a John Lee Hooker recording for the first time: "Hearing him was a true revelatory moment. At first, I thought he was an African artist who had Americanized his name. The spontaneity, the apparent lack of structure, the fire and raw energy, the honesty I was hearing changed my whole perception of music, and I knew on the spot what direction I wanted to give to my music from then on."
Roland Tchakounte treads the bridge that links the blues to Africa. He sings in bamiléké dialect and mix his blues to French and English. One of the most unique blues singers who are described as young Lee Hooker, Sun House, Robert Johnson, Edmore James, Muddy Waters.
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