The traditional music of the Comoro Islands, where he was born, and the rap of his adopted home, Marseille, have come together to form the “Ahamada Smis style”. After Etre in 2010, Origines in 2013 and Afrosoul in 2018, the multi-instrumentalist takes to the waves with lyrical slam and militant rap for an album of songs based on eleven different rhythms that represent as many dances and musical styles from the Comorian Archipelago. Poetic, metaphorical or political, his songs in French and Swahili reflect the cultural diversity of the Indian Ocean—African-Bantu and Arab-Persian, with melodies played on the dzenzé (hand-made harp), gabousse (lute) and ngoma (traditional drums), with the addition of guitar, double bass and western-style drums. In this new odyssey, the artist and his dream-team, which includes the eminent jazzman Reggie Washington, break down boundaries by merging different languages, musical styles and cultures.
Presented in co-realization with the City of Marseille - Museums of Marseille.