To wèni na mala na ma wassa Mboa, mboa mboa
(Wherever I go I’m looking for home home home)
This is the chorus of Kaïssa’s song “To Ndje,” in which she sings of her longing for Africa and the hope to someday return to her homeland of Cameroon. The song envelopes the listener and she conveys the message with such emotion that we are on the journey with her, a spellbinding singer heralded as the New Voice of Africa.
When an original voice rises up, music lovers are moved to listen. Now Kaïssa is the one motivating a fast-growing audience, connecting through soaring vocal talents and the irresistible African-inspired rhythms of her songs.
A child of the culturally rich Republic of Cameroon, Kaïssa’s passion for music was fueled by the romance of Paris, where her family relocated when she was still young. Kaissa’s vocal ability began to turn heads in studios throughout the City of Lights, and when the opportunity to join French multi-media artist CharlElie Couture’s European tour arose, Kaïssa stepped on the bus and never looked on the bus and never looked back.
Kaïssa’s voice is a unique instrument an electric mix of character and clarity, strength and fragility, total control and unbridled joy. Besides captivating audiences, her peers took notice as well, winning her a steady stream of work around the world with luminary artists such as: Manu Dibango, Papa Wemba, Salif Keita, Jean-Michel Jarre, Cesaria Evora, Sekouba Bambino, Martha Wash and Diana Ross to name a few.