21st Century "Tri-cultural Pop" performed by a leading member of a "New" generation of African Afro-pop Artists that were raised abroad, understand the dynamics of their adoptive cultures... Fluently speak and perform in at least 3 languages... English, Lingala (Central African Language) & French.

Alain Nkossi Konda is a prolific singer/ songwriter who is originally from the DR of Congo, raised in New York for 29 years and currently resides in Immenstadt/ Bavaria which is located in Southern Germany where he runs Afrikool Entertainment GmbH (www.afrikool.com) the company which he founded along with his partner contenporary Jazz virtuoso Jim Savit (www.jimsavitt.com).

Please visit the following link to his EPK at: www.sonicbids.com/AlainNkossiKonda

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Latest News

Thanks for your visit! I am currently in the studio Producing my 3rd official album which will be released in the New Year on the Hip label CULTURE TAXI RECORDS, Inc. ( www.culturetaxi.com ).

The album is titled Fololo which translates as "Fire" from Lingala (Central African Language) into English.

My partners and I are looking very much forward to its completion... It is our intention to take the "World" Music by storm.

Kind regards,

Nkossi
www.afrikool.com

Biography

Biography
ALAIN NKOSSI KONDA

Alain Nkossi Konda is a very gifted Multi Award Winning singer/songwriter & Producer who is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo. At a tender age he went to the US with his diplomat father who was then working for the United Nations Development Program. Says Nkossi: ?My father was often a member of the Salvation Army church choir in his youth where they sung songs in harmony ... both my parent's enjoyed singing and have good voices... I have been singing for as long as I cn remember".

During the more than 29 years he spent in the urban jungle of New York, Nkossi earned himself a reputation as a hard working musician/producer within the NYC Afro Pop community. He is a respected innovator who effortlessly combines his African musical heritage with his new American homeland creating what he calls ?Tri-cultural pop? which is a fusion of Funk, Soukous and Reggae with Pop hooks sung in Lingala, English and occasionally in French

His first album, ?Adiyoyo Mona Lisa? was released in 1998.

In 1999, Nkossi became the first artist to be signed by Harry Belafonte for his new label Niger Records/Palm Pictures in collaboration with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell.
During the spring of 2001, Nkossi and his associate Jim Savitt set up their own production company Afrikool. Their objective was to provide the necessary tools that could facilitate the cultural exchange between African artists and their American counterparts. Under that banner, he wrote 18 songs and co-produced with Promoter Rick Garson (Michael Jackson "Thriller" Tour, George Michael "Faith" Tour, Rolling Stones "Steel Wheels" Tour...) ?World Voice 2002?, a spoken word album featuring artists such as Britney Spears, N?Sync, Aerosmith and more... Reading prayers from Pope John Paul II's private journals.


Nkossi is well aware of the power of music and his desire to communicate through it transcends borders. He belongs to this goup of artists who understood that music is the most wonderful way to convey ideas, feelings and passions. Music overwhelms him, devours him to the point where he manages to dominate it, shape it and extrapolate it in such a way that we can perceive it as a universal language.

This is a language that he likes to share and which he transcends during his live performances. He is one of these artists we call ?amazing performer?. During his stage acts we immerse into his musical world and can?t help to let ourselves be carried away by the crazy swirl of his innovative style. The least that can be said is it lifts and stirs you up while keeping a great musical quality all through.

Aside from being an extremely prolific and versatile songwriter Alain is also a committed Activist who serve as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Munich based WaterFoundation and also s "Special Envoy for Germany" on behalf of the United Nations Permanent Observer Mission CISRI-ISP appointed by Secretary General Dr. Alessandro Manini for the Fight Against Global Malnutrition & Poverty which claims 40.000 Innocent victims daily.

Production & composition of a featured sports anthem track titled: "KoolWave" for the ADIDAS Official Website (www.adidas.com ) from April 1st until April 30th.





Production Company Website
http://www.afrikool.com

Label
http://www.culturetaxi.com



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