Pierrette Adams
(Congo-Brazzaville)

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Biography
Pierrette Adams is probably one of the most panafrican female singers. Born in Congo-Brazzaville, her career took off when she lived in Côte d'Ivoire. Using various popular and dancable styles, she really sings about injustice, relationships between men and women, and men being unfaithful to their wives. Although she is shy, her strong voice helps her to bring about the message.

Her social engagement stems maybe from her difficult childhood, on her first album she was inspired by a news item about a case of child abuse, a delicate subject in Africa as anywhere. Also, she introduced the « déchirage » fashion, wearing torn jeans, so that young people with no money for fine cloths could still go to her concerts without feeling uncomfortable.

For many years she has lived in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, because of her husband's work in that country. She was soon accepted by the public in that country and her biggest successes date from the period of her life she spent in Côte d'Ivoire. In September 2002, her husband was assigned to work in Dakar (Senegal) and Pierrette now works from her new base in Dakar. Due to the political upheaval in Côte d'Ivoire, she had to stop her activities helping homeless children in Abidjan.

Her 2003 album « Anesthésie » has been well received and has been quite successful in Africa. Moreover, Pierrette Adams has been nominated for the 2003 Kora All Africa Music Awards.

Members of Les Katerpilas:
Kanda Vualu Champion solo guitar
Nkondi Nimi Alvarito (B52) rhythm guitar
Kangu Zenga Mambu (Tibass) bass
Katutondua Mansita Omega drums
Allui Samuel keyboards and chef d'orchestre
Bohui Micheline backing vocals
Gbotta Therèse backing vocals
Manianga Impy animation/danse


Born: 5 May 1962, in Pointe-Noire, Congo-Brazzaville
Style: zouk, ndombolo, soukous, zouglou
Pierrette Adams
Pierrette Adams


Discography
Title Year Label Remarks
7e jour 2012 Distribution: Rue Stendhal
Coma profond 2007 X-Pol Music
Best of + 1 inédit "Nasuba" 2004 Atoll Music
Anesthésie 2003 Atoll Music
Absolument 2000 PAD 004
Je vous salue maris 1998 Sonodisc CDS 7049 Originally released on A.R.B./Musidisc
Mal de mère 1996 Sonodisc CDS 7010
Journal intime 1994 Sonodisc CDS 6837

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