Francis Mbappe

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Opened Apr 28, 2009
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

A native of Cameroon, Francis Mbappe is an unstoppable natural musician who has graced the stage with musical greats such as Herbie Hancock, Manu Dibango, Fela Kuti, Salif Keita, Paul Simon, and many others. By the age of nineteen Mbappe was the bass player and musical director for Manu Dibango's band, with whom he toured extensively from 1982 until 1990. After releasing the critically acclaimed albums "FM Tribe Volume 1" (1998) and "Celebration" (2005), Mbappe has just released his 3rd album, "FM Tribe Volume 2" which continues in Mbappe's tradition of allowing his "rawness to temper his jazz-bred snazziness" (Time Out). All of Mbappe's albums are released through FM Groove, Inc., Mbappe's production company which brings people of different races, educations, and backgrounds together in an attempt to unify people through acts of artistic expression.

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