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Gerald Toto, Richard Bona, Lokua Kanza: Toto Bona Lokua

The term collaboration doesn’t adequately define this multitextured, impressive release that truly represents a collective musical vision rather than an all-star or competitive trio outing. Hailing from Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Martinique respectively, Richard Bona, Lokua Kanza and Gerald Toto make this 12-cut work a blueprint for crosscultural cooperation, weaving their divergent linguistic and musical backgrounds into a tapestry that never becomes chaotic, yet keeps shifting and expanding.

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