Applying the mould of the African artist is impossible with Tita Nzebi. She has got many sources of inspiration in Gabon where she was born. For a long time this young woman has not paid attention to music. In her village of South Gabon, CDs belonged to this category of rare things and in her family, the priority was given to education and studies. It is at 20s that she became aware of the beauty of the ethnic black music. And …she started apprenticing in music in Paris where she arrived in 1998 for postgraduate studies. She started alone in bars and clubs of the French capital. There she met more and more interesting people and she learnt to control increasingly larger audiences.
Tita has now become more and more aware at last that she is a genuine artist and she dedicates herself entirely to her trade. Her success is certainly due to her strenuous work. Her meeting with exceptional musicians like Sec Bidens, Paco Séry, Luciano, Faya Horns, Bost l Bim and the Libreville Gabonese Choir singers gives her music a delightful coloration.
Accompanied by her musicians in a perfect synergy, Nzebi makes us live the bewitching rhythms of her country with her body, her powerful voice and her so expressive gesture. Because of her staggering stage presence, the audience is energized and motivated by Tita. Everyone joins in for a sing-along as a chorus.
Beyond the beauty of the ethnic black music, in her most recent creation, Tita reveals us the horrifying reality of her country where, as she sings, freedoms are in chains and lives are destroyed. An interpretation expressing the desire to live a dignified life and respect for people; the passionate appeal of a citizen.
It is through the nzebi language that she is quite alone to use in a sublime way that Tita generates a certain pride in the Gabonese identity. She brings reconsideration of the culture of her country where this pride has been lost because of the melting of the population.
This is her frame of mind she has just finished her new album “From Kolkata”, the city where she has created some songs. In this amazing and powerful new album Tita addresses some of her dear themes, family and motherhood, respect for people, the silence of prim and proper persons facing the atrocities in her country. It was released early April 2019 in France and presented first in India then on the occasion of spring/summer festivals in France and Switzerland.