Primary Instrument: Vocal
Tita N’zebi was born in southern Gabon, in M’bigou, a village where there were large trees. She dreamt of discovering what was hidden behind those trees; she wanted to know where the only road leading towards the horizon would end. Then Tita set forth and her path led her far away, to Paris, where she arrived in the fall of 1998 with N’zebi music in her suitcases.
Upon her arrival in France, she was an unknown; her family had warned her, There will be no one there to give you a hand. But the world and life can be tamed, so Tita was not discouraged. She tirelessly set out to meet the public, making them discover the rhythms of her ancestors, singing to them in N’zebi that Africa is magnificent. And when she saw their eyes shine as they listened to her music, Tita knew she had chosen the right path by following the only road leading out of her village.
Tita is a writer/composer. She gave the the title M’biss miti [behind the trees] to the album she is currently preparing. And what if you also set out to discover what lies behind those trees? A drop of water told me… Did you hear it? It is Tita. Listen… Tita N’zebi.
Thanks to Ivette Romero for translation from French!