Manuel Wandji

Manuel Wandji

Born in Nancy, Manuel Wandji moved to Cameroon at the age of 9. There, he discovered the culture of his second country, and above all the mix of traditional and urban music. As a teenager, he played in the band of his friends from high school. He came back to France at the age of 19 and discovered new musical genres as well as dance. In 1986, he created the “Métissage Company” in which he is both a dancer and a musician. He then went to Paris and interpreted the most famous African artists : Ray Léma, Papa Wemba, Geoffrey Oryema, Manu Dibango... In 1992, he created his own studio : Wambo Productions in order to freely compose and produce. As he was creating his first productions, he played beside Ben Harper, Tom Jones and a lot more for the "Nulle part ailleurs" TV programme of the French private channel Canal+. Since 1999, everything has followed. He produced Henri Dikongué, went on tour with the Kenyan acrobats Jambo Mambo, produced his own albums, played with Régis Gizavo and recorded for Martin Solveig. Since 2006, he has gone on tour with the « Voices of Percussion Project » all around the world, playing Africano-Reggae.



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