Cultural Fusion Unveiled: “Mangassiko” by Stéphane Manga


It is time to set sail on a musical journey along with Stéphane Manga’s new album, “Mangassiko.” The dazzling project recreating Manga’s name and blending it with the traditional Assiko rhythm from his homeland creates new boundaries and vibrates not only the local music industry, but also the whole world.

“Mangassiko” is an expression of Manga as a creative professional who invests his all in his work. Combining the experience of his Cameroonian origins with jazz, Afro and Latino inclinations, Manga gives the audience via music an unparalleled immersive experience.

Notwithstanding, one of the best songs from the Virtues album is “Seven,” where she did a collaboration with American vocalist Denise King. This soulful collaboration demonstrates Manga’s capacity to masterfully mix cultures and genres in such a way that the result is divine.

Jazz music, which was reimagined by Manga, is a good example of his enhanced skills. “Mangassiko” is where he puts on Herbie Hancock`s icon “Empire” and then puts his unique style in it which is good because they have African spice and jazz tastes. With this remake, the legendary jazz artist’s songs acquire new sentiments and thereby become something different that gives the listeners a new angle on the jazz classic.

The whole album moves your attention between Manga’s capabilities as a musician and arranger, flipping through the different melodies which are both traditional and the modern jazz elements. The ultimate outcome is an energetic and adapted array of songs that arouse your sense and unleash you in new musical worlds.

Through his work “Mangassiko,” Stéphane Manga takes people on a cultural journey along with a soft discovery of sounds. Being that it blends genres and cultures, Manga makes this music collage a rich blend of the diverse and the universally appealing. It’s not just an album – it’s about the power of culture mosaic and how music can unite us all from different social, racial and ethnic backgrounds.

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Written by
Barbie Edonia


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