New Releases

  "Jokoto" live Album by

 Kerfala Kante Jr. / 2022


The making of Jokoto

The ‘Jr’ is important here in order to avoid confusion with Kerfala's more famous older brother, who was also confusingly named Kerfala Kanté and died in 2019 after a career playing balafon with Balla et ses Balladins and on a string of solo albums. Born in Conakry in 1980, the younger brother, who once played in Salif Keita's band and then in the Afro-techno band Spacewalk, is a bass player and singer. Jokoto is his second solo album, following 2013's Aventurier, which he recorded in Salif's studio. This time the ten songs were recorded as ‘live’ in Bamako with Kerfala's smooth but energetic voice and propulsive bass playing supported by Jely Mori Diawara and MC Spacewalk's guitars, as well as the ngoni of Badjé Niaré, Charles Coulibaly on keyboards and a trio of percussionists.

Because it was recorded almost entirely without overdubs the sound is pleasingly sparse and avoids the over-saturation of so many modern studio productions, each instrument given plenty of space. The style is a high-octane fusion of traditional Mande music and popular contemporary styles with the ngoni-heavy ‘Allah Tanto’ and the lilting Afro-pop ballad ‘M’Bourema’ with its classic call-and-response vocals among the standout tracks.

Author: Nigel Williamson,

Songlines Magazine

kerfala kante jr. - "KKJ" -

Kerfala Kante Jr. is born in Guinea Conakry - Westafrika, into an ancient Griot Family. He's the younger Brother of the Late Guinee Singer Kerfala Kante.

2007 Kerfala Kante Jr. is called to Bamako to play the Bassguitar in SALIF KEITA' s Band.

2010 he meets Marco Romano , Gutarist and Producer, Labelowner of "roadmusic productions". They reform in 2010 -2013 the international Band "Spacewalk"

Kerfala's Debutalbum "Aventurier" was recorded 2012/13 in the studio Moffou in Bamako, recorded and mixed by Abou Cissé, produced by roadmusic prod.

"This debut album from Salif Keita's bass player contains outstandingly
beautiful music. Simply, Kante is a glorious singer. What's more, he's got the best musicians in Bamako as his band. The way he works with them, a seamless assembly of modern and traditional instruments, conjures an instant sense of ease, depth and grace."

KKJ second and brand new album "JOKOTO" will be released officially on the 11.11.2022.

Album Credits:
Kerfala Kante Jr. - Compositeur, Lyricist, arranger, Bass, Vocalist
Jely Mori Diawara - Guitar 1
MC Spacewalk - Guitar 2
Wassa - Backing Vocals
Badjé Niaré - N'Goni
Makan Camara, Kaka Kourouma- Drums
Doudou - Sabar Drums
Charles Coulibaly: Keyboards

Recording engineers:
Yaya at Bogolain studio,
Baba Simaka at Baba Studio,
Charles Coulibaly at roadmusic studios
Soundenineer, editing, mixing, mastering at roadmusic studios, Kati, ML by Charles Coulibaly/ Marco Romano

Roadmusic prod. New Single Releases 2022

Roadmusic prod. New Shortfilm Releases 2022

Roadmusic prod.  VIDEO Releases 2021 :


REPENTANCE SONG.  Roots Version feat. ZANZA

Roadmusic prod.  SINGLES Releases 2021 :

Roadmusic's releases 2015:

"Bamako Beat Talk - SPACEWALK"

New album release by Roadmusic Productions 2015 Bamako Beat Talk by Spacewalk


CD - 08/15RM

The 6th Album Bamako Beat Talk by the international band Spacewalk, reunits the roots of Roadmusic's musical family. This album featuring Miss Maawa from Mali/Wassoulou, Kerfala Kante jr. from Guinee/Conakry and a member of the first Spacewalk formation - Delab - from Scotland/Glasgow.

This album presents some new voices and 70's Korg-Synthesizesound  from the ethnic techno band Kufuki from Japan/Tokyo, the Saxophonist/Peul Flutist Nils Lidman from Sweden  and a new Griot voice from Bamako, the singer and guitarist Adama Kouyaté. By a blend of Afrobeat, Wassoulou, Mandingue with European jazz, instrumental and upbeat dance music; Spacewalk is a testament of our time. Sung in Bambara, Susu, French and English, the songs were born in different times, across borders in different countries. All pieces have come together along the Niger river, home of the crocodiles - Bamako/Kati. The integration of these different music styles, rhythms and cultures into one band characterizes the sound of the band Spacewalk. Roadmusic Productions' vision of connecting cultures around the planet with music is evident in this collaboration of global musicians.

The songs from the album Bamako Beat Talk also became the soundtrack of Marco Romanos music documentary The Cultural Journey to Timbuktu.

by  Marco Romano / Roadmusic Productions

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Roadmusic's Rock- extern- RELEASES 2016:

Vakhtang Toreli  - Navigator

Produced by Vakhtang Toreli

all rights reserved Vakhtang Toreli       

Vakhtang originally from Georgia, one of the most acclaimed

Classic-Rock/ Blues Guitarists in Russia

from Saratov, Russia   

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EDGAR  - Alcuni fattori marginali

Prodotto da Edgar  e Piero Milesi

Registrato e mixato da Piero Milesi ed Emanuele Cioncoloni presso  StudioE, Genova

all rights reserved by Edgar from Genova / Italy

Batterie registrate al DrumCode Studio, Sesta Godano (SP)

Masterizzato da Claudio Giussani presso Nautilus, Milano

Artwork: Emanuele Cioncoloni

           Foto: Federico Grasso                         

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BIack Beats

Belmond Ndjike  - My Friend

Produced by Belmond Ndjike

all rights reserved Belmond Ndjike       

Belmond is a Composer, Producer, Singer/Songwriter,

Multinstrumentalist, Piano- Virtuoso

from Cameroon, Afrika  

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History of AfroBeat:

The rhythm known as "AfroBeat" has its roots in West Africa. It traveled up and down the Niger River, SPREADING AND DEVELOPING. In Mali, that is the belief that prevails.

The Manding Empire was founded in the 13th Century by the emperor Sundjata Keita.

Sundjata Keita was the first ruler of the Mali Empire . He laid the foundation for a powerful and wealthy African empire and proclaimed the first charter of human rights, the Manden Charter.

The empire swept from one end of West Africa to the other, from Casamance on the Atlantic coast all the way to Ghana, thousands of miles to the east Soudan. Sunjata united all of his diverse peoples through music. Music became a formidable political tool and turned the hereditary Mandingue musicians or djelis (griots) into a powerful caste. Today, having survived centuries of change and disturbances, that caste is still flourishing. Drawing on themes as old as the Empire itself and melodies learned in childhood, the modern griots still mediate for social order.

AfroBeat is a rhythm that started at the borders of Guinee and Mali at the start of the RIVER NIGER. originated in the Wassoulou Beat and traveled all the way to Nigeria along the Niger River. There, it was melted with "The Yoruba Clave" and synthesized with Ghanian Highlife/Palmwine and Benin polyrhythmic music by great artists like Fela Kuti and Tony Allen.

Sound: the AfroBeat, which was developed in the USA to the popular "Funk Beat," was masterfully interpreted and performed by the legendary James Brown. Pentatonic scales and the "synchopatic accent on the two beats - the syncope and the one , or vice versa" are characteristics of these musical genres.

Rap, hip-hop, and house music in Amapiano style (South Africa) are examples of the most recent developments in Afrobeat and Pentatonic music, which resulted from transculturations of Anglosachs music (harmonies) and Afrobeats using electronic instruments/digital tools. (Marco Romano)


A blend of Yoruba and Wassoulou Rhythms.... feel the BHeat!

The afrobeat Album "An Ka wo Wassoulou", arranged by Nigerian producer Maikano in 2004.

In 2016 the Album is remastered, remixed by Roadmusic Productions with two additional tracks.

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MISS MAAWA feat. Adama Yalomba, Mobjack, MC Spacewalk- DANSE

A Remix from the Hit Single "Danse" from the Album "Bi Fourou", arranged and remixed

by Marco Romano / Roadmusic Productions 

in 2016 

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Modern AfroBeat / Afro Hip Hop Releases 

Shambar  "Hope" and "Call me Boss"

Shambar is a Producer, Filmmaker, Singer / Songwriter, Arrangeur

from Kongo, Kinshasha

Roadmusic released the two Singles

"Hope" and "Call me Boss"  2020, feat. MC Spacewalk

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Zoumana Tereta feat. MC Spacewalk - Ma bien aimée

Single from the awarding shortfilm 

Traditional Malian Blues/Segou -Track "Ma bien aimée" by Zoumana Tereta, feat. MC Spacewalk on Slideguitar. Original worldmusic by roadmusic productions. Track arranged and recorded by Vieux Paré @ radio Kaira 2008 , remixed by Marco Romano, MC Spacewalk on Slide-Guitar recorded @ roadmusic studios, Kati-ML 2018.

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History of Blues:

Pentatonic scales are used in the music of many cultures around the world. They are found in the ancient music of the American Indians, Scots, and Celts, as well as in regions in Africa, Polynesia, and Asia. They can be heard today in popular music, rock, blues, and jazz. (Wikipedia)

The ROOTS of Pentatonic Scales and pentatonic

one-string (archaic) Instruments are to be found in West Africa - Sahelzone

Roadmusic's Documentary Release 2018:

"Sokou - The Horse's Tail and his Master Player Zoumana Tereta"

Roadmusic's DVD- Documentary Release 2015:

"The cultural journey to Timbuktu"

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The Cultural Journey to Timbuktu /52 min.

This documentary illuminates the importance that cultural activities and music have to the people of West African countries like Mali. Shortly after the recent rebellion and the increase of extremist activity in northern Mali, culture and music is being repressed as means of expression. The rich cultural heritage of the once strong and peaceful Mali is slowly declining into oblivion. Music is nowadays an important source the people of Mali is trying to preserve. This film shows the effects and consequences that Western strategies in the disputed areas have had on Mali society and culture.

DVD - 001/15RM

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