The New LoFi

Ten Years

Toto Bona Lokua – Ma Mama

This amazing video by Toto Bona Lokua caught my eye the other day so I did some research on the band.

I learned that it’s three musicians who have teamed up across France, Cameroon, and Congo. Gerald Toto is the multi-instrumentalist force behind the band while Richard Bona plays the bass, and Lokua Kanza sings. The three have combined to create a magical 11-song record aptly named ‘Bondeko’ (‘friendship’ in Congolese). The CSN-esque harmonies and Afro-jazz melodies leave your ears tingling with happiness.

Animation by Leo Green and Partizan. Directed by Katy Wang.

[youtuber youtube=’’]

Toto Bona Lokua – Ma Mama