Art Melody is a rapper from Burkina Faso with a unique flow. He draws as much inspiration from his mother’s griotic incantations, as from the 1970’s Afro-soul or even from the best New York rap (Busta Rhymes, Mobb Deep, Wu Tang Clan).

In the early 2000s, Art Melody dreamed of Europe to improve the living conditions of his family. His difficult journey will stop in Algeria where he was imprisoned before being extradited to Burkina Faso. After that, he went to Côte D’ivoire, Mali and Mauritania. There he met many musicians and rappers who would profoundly inspire him.

Art Melody has since released 5 albums on Tentacle Records, working with Anti Pop Consortium’s High Priest, Fishbone’s Walter Kibby, Jimi Tenor (Warp), Labelle and even sound engineer Dave Cooley of Stones Throw label (who made the master for his albums). Accompanied on stage by Zaka Zaka Live Band, Art Melody shared the stage with Angélique Kidjo, Seun Kuti, La Rumeur, Quantic Soul Orchestra, Das Efx, Gael Faye…

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