Cameroon's Tchuck Elize collects together a new set of French-sung Afro-pop beauties for the "Force Tranquile". Lacking any of the traditional polish and sheen applied to most albums, songs like "Vivre D'Amour" are delivered at breakneck speeds with a torrent of guitars, fretless bass and percussion working as a beautiful counterpoint to Elize's low, gravelly delivery. Makossa like this rarely crosses over into many playlists or charts, but it's deep yet intensely fun stuff from start to finish. Have a listen to "Bikutsi Vision" for an excellent starting point.
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