Toto Bona Lokua
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Explaining this album's premise doesn't come close to capturing its magic. Three singers -- Camaroon's Richard Bona, Congo's Lokua Kanza and Martinique's Gerald Toto -- met in a French studio and just went for it -- no plans, no time limit, no pressure. The acoustic result positively hums with joy: fresh-faced songs like "Lisanga" and "Kwalelo" redefine African pop.