'Yobalema EP' | The New Sounds of NAPALMA

Brazil meets Senegal in Berlin!

'Yobalema' is the first material with the new singer Abass Ndiaye from Senegal, who brought lyrics in Wolof, influences and melodies from West Africa, which gave a whole new shape to the Duo, but maintaining the multicultural identity and the energy for the dance floors with powerful and captivating electronic arrangements, varied percussions by Brazilian 
Cid Travaglia on djembe, alfaia, shakers, talking drum and recycled instruments like water bottles or a milk pot.

NAPALMA 'Yobalema EP' has the Launch on 14/08, and brings Yobalema OriginalMix + Six Remixes’, produced by Marc Brauner from Germany, Mista Monk from Australia, Mogo Naaba representing Togo / South Africa, Sandman FR from France, Gutto Serta from Brazil / Berlin and The Phat Ones from South Africa, and as a bonus track it is offered the Instrumental OriginalMix.

'Yobalema EP' is a powerful international pack where different styles and backgrounds are fused, a modern WorldBeat and Electronic Music with an original and unique formula, reflecting the eclectic verve that made NAPALMA feature in the line up of Montreux Jazz Festival, Boom Festival and the Cairo Opera House.

'Yobalema' is sung in Wolof from Senegal and it means ‘Take me With You’, it is about two soul mates complementing each other in a relation that No One can separate between friends, couples and partners.


The music production was crafted by Marcel Dadalto and Cid Travaglia, featuring Daniel Zabon from Germany/ Kenya on saxophone and Mogo Naaba from Togo/ South Africa on synths. 

The artwork is a creation from Brazilian Designer and Tattoo Artist Rodrigo Tas


Napalma is a 16 years project that entails the exploration of our boundaries through adventure, they mingle afro-brazilian sounds and percussions, electronic beats, brasses and eclectic vocals as a groovy explosion conceived with a original formula.


Brazilian percussionist and electronic programmer Cid Travaglia's drumming style is the dynamite on wich Abass Ndiaye, Senegalese vocalist, guitarist and percussionist bounces with his magical playfulness and highlights West African style and melodies, accompanied by a brass player to build harmonies and solos that make the audience levitate.


The colorful melodies acquire original forms, based on a fidelity to a variety of percussive beats. This creates a trance that surprisingly is not based on a limitless repetition of resources.


For a full and comprehensive experience, you need to attend their shows. In a few seconds, stay assured, you'll find yourself dancing along and never stop!

The Upcoming Sounds of NAPALMA

Enjoy the Pre Listening of the next releases in 2020.

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Montreux International Jazz Festival . Switzerland

Amsterdam Roots Open Air . Netherlands
Festival Salva Tu Selva . Amazon . Colombia

Haus der Kulturen der Welt . Berlin . Germany

Boom Festival . Portugal

Universo Parallello Festival . Brazil

Cape Town International Jazz Festival . South Africa

Cairo Opera House . Cairo . Egypt

3000 Grad Festival . Germany

Festival dos Abrazos . Santiago de Compostela . Spain

Bushfire Festival . Swaziland 

Vic Falls Carnival . Zimbabwe

Pacha Sharm El Sheikh . Egypt 

Circo Voador . Rio de Janeiro . Brazil 

Onderstroom Festival . Vlisingen . Netherlands

Azgo Festival . Maputo . Mozambique 

Awesome Africa Festival . Durban . South Africa

Guanabara . London . UK

Arrifana Sunset Festival . Portugal

Splashy Fen Festival . Drakensberg . South Africa

Bibliotheca Alexandrina . Alexandria . Egypt

World Cup Tour 2010 . South Africa

Rezonance Festival . Cape Town . South Africa

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