CONTRE-JOUR is a Belgian company involved with International World Music with Africa in the spotlight


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Contre-Jour was created in 1992 to handle management, production, record releases specialized in World Music.
Contre-Jour privileges the close ties between stage performances and record production. As part of its activities, the agency handles the organization of tours and the record production
Contre-Jour also works on occasional projects such as
Acoustic Africa featuring Habib Koite, Dobet Gnahore, Vusi Mahlasela, Oliver Mtukudzi, Afel Bocoum, Kareyce Fotso, Manou Gallo ,
Desert Blues (together with Mukalo Production) featuring the Malian Artists Habib Koité & Bamada, Tartit, & Afel Bocoum,
or Brothers in Bamako with Habib Koite & Eric Bibb.

Artists on the road:
Habib Koite, Kareyce Fotso, Driss El Maloumi, Dobet Gnahore

Projects in development:
Naba TT, Donaldzie Theodore

Special projects:
Acoustic Africa (2 new versions for season 2016)
Brothers in Bamako (Habib Koité & Eric Bibb)

Label: latest releases in 2014 for Habib Koite, Dobet Gnahore, Driss El Maloumi, Kareyce Fotso



participating in

  • WOMEX 2015
  • WOMEX 2014
  • WOMEX 2013
  • WOMEX 2012
  • WOMEX 2011
  • WOMEX 2010
  • WOMEX 2009
  • WOMEX 2008
  • WOMEX 2007
  • WOMEX 2006
  • WOMEX 2005
  • WOMEX 2004
  • WOMEX 2003
  • WOMEX 2002
  • WOMEX 2001
  • WOMEX 2000


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"cj028 Brothers in Bamako" - Habib Koite & Eric Bibb

"cj023 - "Tabital Pulaako"" - Afel Bocoum (Contre-Jour sprl)

"cj021 - "Assiko"" - GANGBE BRASS BAND

"cj017 - "Niger"" - Afel Bocoum (Contre-Jour sprl)

"cj007 - "Zangoula"" - Les Tambours de Brazza

"cj016 - " - Aly Keïta

"cj026 - " - Aly Keïta


"cj006 - "FOOFANGO"" - Foofango

"cj004 - "DIENDA"" - Coco Malabar

"ZANGOULA" - Les Tambours de Brazza

"cj002 - "AHAANDO"" - Les Tambours de Brazza

"cj012 - "Sandiya"" - Keletigui Diabate

"cj015 - "Whendo"" - GANGBE BRASS BAND

"cj010 - "Mesy"" - MARLENE DORCENA