The Idiosyncratic Vocals of Moken

Moken – Missing Chapters

Moken – Missing Chapters (Moodswing Records, 2019)

Cameroonian singer-songwriter Moken delivers a genre-defying album where virtuosic jazz meets Afro-roots, American folk, lively Afropop and blues.

The signature sound of Moken is his inventive vocals; he uses unexpected, quirky vocal modulations, shifting his pitch throughout a song, similar to the work of Portuguese-Cape Verdean singer Carmen Souza.

This is a feelings album. Whatever felt right, we kept it,” reveals Moken. “This album has given me the musical wings I always wanted, the wings to fly and create.”

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.
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