new album due out sometime early next year here is some practice footage of one of the songs off his album ferre unlike fally is following in the tradition of great band leaders before him and has gathered up some of the best singers i've heard in a while.
a few years ago (i'm too lazy to check if i already posted this but lol) ferre introduced a really young singer by the name of chikito. the boy who is from the congolese city of matadi by way of bandal was 15 years old looks clearly malnourished in this clip(i don't know his back story but he could very likely have been a street kid he looks 10 instead of 15) but you can see why he chose him to be in his band:
here is chikito (19 now) leading off the lead single of ferre's new album. not sure of the name of the song. they probably won't put up the song's name until either the album is released or an official video comes out but anyway. the people singing may not even wind up singing it on the album. but anyway this shit is dope, ferre's singers are pretty great the guy with the lil braids name is r.kelly (lol) the guy at the end 'petit lacoste' is another kid ferre has picked up. (he's not in the band though). at the end of the video he makes fun saying go to back to school ('cause once he hits puberty he won't be hitting those notes again) lol
but really shit like this makes me proud to be where i'm from: