Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Bibi Tanga & the Selenites – “Poet Of The Soul” & Four Other Selections

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post presents information about the musical group Bibi Tanga & the Selenites & showcases five examples of that group's music.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

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From Bibi Tanga: Where Afropop Meets Walt Whitman Published: July 30, 2012
"Bibi Tanga is a true musical globe-trotter. Born in the Central African Republic to a family of diplomats, he spent most of his life following his father around the world. But Tanga says his journey has helped him to incorporate diverse genres into funky, multilingual songs that tackle themes well-hidden behind groovy hooks. Together with his band the Selenites, he is now touring the U.S. in support of his new album 40 Degrees of Sunshine...

American folk music is far from the only influence on 40 Degrees of Sunshine. Tanga says the record also draws from Afrobeat, funk, French pop and transcendentalist poetry...

"Poet of The Soul," [is] a slinky, funky track whose lyrics borrow from Whitman's Leaves of Grass.

"Poet of The Soul" is one of a few songs on the album that Tanga sings in English. Others are in French and some, like "Banda A Gui Koua," are in Tanga's native Sangho...


TANGA: (Singing) I'm the poet of the woman the same as the man. And I say it is as great to be a woman as to be a man. And I say there is nothing greater than the mother of men. I chant a new chant of dilation and pride. I'm the poet of the soul. I'm the poet of the body. I'm the poet of the soul. I'm the poet of the body. I'm the poet of the soul."...

Example #1: Bibi Tanga & the Selenites - Poet Of The Soul

inlassable• Published on Jun 20, 2012
Download this song on Itunes:

Bibi Tanga : bass & Vocal
Le Professeur Inlassable : turntables & production
Arthur Simonini : keyboards & strings
Rico Kerridges : guitars
Arnaud Biscay : drums

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Example #2: Bibi Tanga & the Selenites 'Dunya' live for French TV


inlassable, Uploaded on Sep 23, 2010

Bibi Tanga & the Selenites perform Dunya for the Zandolive TV show in june 2010 on the France ô channel, show produced by 'Sombreo & Co'.

You can find Dunya on the album Dunya out on NatGeo Music...

Example #3: Bibi Tanga & the Selenites 'Bè Africa' live

inlassable, Uploaded on Jan 26, 2011

live at Les escales de Saint Nazaire , France, august 2010...

Example #4: Bibi Tanga & The Selenites - Kangoya

inlassable, Published on Aug 10, 2012

From The Last Album of Bibi Tanga & The Selenites "40° Of Sunshine"

© L'Inlassable Disque, Nat Geo Music...

Example #5: Bibi Tanga & the Selenites - Red Wine

inlassable, Published on Aug 29, 2012

Video clip for "Red Wine" from the album Dunya

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Teaser conceived and directed by the No Brushing crew (

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Thanks to Bibi Tanga & the Selenites for their creative, funky, multi-genre music. Thanks also to the producers of these videos and to inlassable for publishing these videos on YouTube.

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