- label:Safoul Productions/Maécha Métis
- instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
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Mounawar was born in Anjouan, in the Comorian archipelago: the Moon
Islands. His music definitely refers to the Indian Ocean cultures thanks to
its ternary rhythm called M'godro .
As a singer composer, he has found his influences in the Indian Ocean
Afro, the funk music, the afro beat...His texts deserve a will to denounce
the political context of his country and the consequences and unfairness
his people daily bears.
Since he started his carrier, Mounawar's talent has already been
several times recognized: Indian Ocean Music Award finalist in
2007, the young singer was invited as a Decouvertes du Printemps
de Bourges in 2008. 2011 announces him as the winner of the Afro
Pepite Show, a musical competition that reveals the new talented
artists from Africa.
Musically speaking, he has always been interested in "worldwide
music". Besides he grew up with M'godro and Twarab, the radio
allows him to discover Fela Kuti, Keziah Jones, Ben Harper or Jack
Johnson. Hence a musical concept he wants to develop: to mix ternary and binary rhythms,
going from one to the other thanks to breaks, rests...
He concretizes this idea thanks to his two groovy fellows. What binds the three musicians
together is a real harmony. Once they are on stage, they panderly share their music with the
SAWA HIS FIRST ALBUM
Sawa , his first album, will be released during spring
2012. Composed and sang in French and Comorian, his
native language, a derivative from Swahili, this is a way
for him to arouse all East Africa population's attention,
from South of Somalia to Mozambique.
Mounawar talks to Humans and deals with their suffering,
their own human behaviours, always asking for more and
more, telling themselves and if I, and if you... .
His peaceful message is nowadays a universal one.