EL GATO NEGRO, the feline prince crowned with feathers, returns to France in 2019 to sharpen his claws after fifteen years of travel in South America. Totally immersed in the rhythms of Cumbia, Salsa, Paso, Cha Cha and Bolero, he met his brothers and sisters of music along the way (La Yegros, Calypso Rose, Oxmo Puccino).
With his first album, “Cumbia Libre”, which sold 10,000 copies, this tropical band won the hearts of the French and European public. From one place to another, 2018 brought this migratory cat-bird back to the francophone world, from Quebec to Paris and Burkina Faso, creating a bridge with Latin America.
El Gato Negro released his second album, “Ouvre la porte”, in 2019. Recorded between Toulouse, Bogotá, Mazunte and Ouagadougou and mastered by the great Alex Gopher (Eddy de Pretto, Flavien Berger, Christine and Queens). 12 songs that sail between French and Spanish in a subtropical pop mix, where the burning sand of the Pacific Ocean meets the colorful African asphalt.
A new group and a new sound, molded by the fiddle of Seydou Diabaté Kanazoé, by the drums of Cyril Atef (-M-, Bumcello) and by the voice of Kandy Guira (Oumou Sangaré).