Composer, singer and producer, More than music, Bantunani offers his own electro afrofunk style based on heavy bass, Funky guitars and wyse lyrics that describe our deep feelings and the world state. The man is also a great live entertainer who had recorded more than 12 albums.
COSMOGONY BY BANTUNANI, journey to the end of music
NEW ALBUM MAY 2022
New maxi singles « Next Generation » « Reality », and Francofolie sound the death knell of
Illusions. “Another music is possible” – released on April 1, 2022.
Bantunani announces its big comeback, a Cosmogonic comeback with 3 new singles
including the highly anticipated title Next Generation which is already experiencing a certain
radio thrill even though the official release is scheduled for on Friday, April 1, 2022.
« Lucid, vibrant and very neat, the first singles from Bantunani’s Cosmogony album announce
a break in the singer’s production. Last pamphlet from a music lover who, in these uncertain
times, still wants to believe in the unifying force of a universal groove where electro disco
atmospheres, realistic swing and a few hiphop sounds with poignant rhythms and melodies
new album Cosmogony is lived as a cosmic and spiritual journey made of human sounds
whose texts push to reflection
THE REALITY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_aV_p1zoAE
https://youtu.be/Z7DCwb3sYRc FRANCOFOLIE: https://youtu.be/RNdiC9CRzkM
About Bantunani :
A Writer, composer, singer and producer, Bantunani will publish his 13th solo album on May 20, 2022
on BLACKNINJA PUBLISHING, in CD, vinyl and digital versions. Recorded between Paris, Nice,
Orléans, London and Los Angeles, Bantunani has surrounded himself with some great mixers,
hitmakers like TJ Routon (Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj), Sam Wheat (Amy Winehouse, John
Legend) alongside of his faithful Sefi Carmel and James Auwarter to whom he owes his hit Sunday
Inside the singles
The two titles Next Generation and The Reality deliver a first glimpse of the next opus which
should contain 10 original compositions. Faithful to its matrix of dancing and thoughtful
music, Bantunani does not concede anything to the groove or the pen, we bathe in an
atmosphere modern between electro-disco and WestCoast beat with some trap revivals.
Influences like the sounds of the collaborations are heard, the productions are dancing and
gripping thanks to melodies carried by the voice of a Bantunani who finally dares to
challenge the ubiquitous basses and other percussions which remind us that Bantu fusion is
If Next Generation has all the makings of a first single from an album with its pop, colorful
Electro disco finery, with its futuristic energy, its catchy chorus that we like to hum, its choirs
that give it the air of a transgenerational anthem , it also takes a moving look at the future
with the participation of the artist’s children (instruments, featuring and choirs), an inspiring
illustration of artistic filiation. A youth which, as the clip shows, triumphs through joy, dance
and song so far from all stigmatizing shackles. What world for tomorrow? another life
is possible as committed by the song « You got to bring the change for the next
The time for great illusions is over, reality is indeed there, and with it, the sad truth about the
nature of man: a being made of violence, a monster. Music cannot therefore replace reality,
the artist must engage, speak up and break with this narcissistic and selfish drift woven into
the web of social networks. The musician cannot use arms, he uses words and poetry to
defend the common dream of humanity, that of freedom, all the more effective when it is
associated with a dancing groove.
Anger is there, it is difficult to sing joy, to carry a lyrical and hovering voice.
His music therefore frees itself from codes, accompanied by raw and suffering voices on
productions that exploit improbable universes: dancehall, reggae, trap intersect with ever
more funky and disco pop.
Bantunani invites dub culture into his afrofunk as if to better hammer the weight of words
with the assumed use of echo and delay on vocals. Reality and Next Generation carry a
serious message that the world needs to hear. We will have understood it from the first
notes, Bantunani lays down a groove with a modern beat which reveals his Afropolitan
nature better than ever, we can all dance and hum together to the same melodies when
these come from the soul, even from the Cosmogony, an ancestral force that orders
everything when you want to hear beyond the material. Another life is possible; another
fairer world is possible.
The groove trotter offers more than a journey, a music of fusions, encounters and
collaborations mixing people and universes.
In Francofolie, the artist regretfully evokes France’s missed opportunity with its
French-speaking world, far from a desire for communion around language and culture which
has gradually given way to economic issues.
In this roots-inspired reggae, we hear « je t’aime, moi non plus » symbol of a deep
misunderstanding between a happy and humanist Francophonie and the reality of an
ambiguous French policy.
Francofolie alone cannot sum up the spirit of an album in which the shadow of Paris and
French culture hovers. Bantunani is a Parisian, a man of the night, sensitive to the charms of
cabarets as the realistic song ‘Pigalle Swing’ says, which rehabilitates the unforgettable
forgotten “Fréhel and its title “Mes Amants”.
To illustrate the Francophonie, there is also an adaptation of Saint Exupéry’s Little Prince
with the participation in the choirs of the Lingala-Tschiluba translator André Shamba
2.Somebody ( feat. Jesse Jackson)
3.Little Prince (Kana Kamfumu)
4.Pigalle Swing (Mes amants)
5. Next Generation
6. Bantu Power
7. Undermyskin (feat. Ambre)
8. Tango Dancer
10. The Shelter
11. Let you go
14. To be killed or to kill
16. Corps frêle
All titles are written, composed and produced by Michel Nzau VUANDA
Recorded in Paris, Nice, Orléans, Casablanca and Kinshasa
Mixed and mastered by: Sefi Carmen, James Auwarter, Mr Mig , Sean Wheat in London and Los