Grace Decca
(Cameroon)

Djembe
Biography
Grace Decca is the sixth in a family with 11 children. She is the younger sister of makossa star Ben Decca. Under his guidance she started in 1984 to work as a backing singer. While still a student in educational science, she was at first only part time engaged in the music business. Later on, she would become a full-time singer. In 1987, French chansonnier Jean-Jacques Goldman asked her to participate in the backing vocals of the song « À nos actes manqués ».

In 1989, she recorded her debut album « Besoin d'amour » which was successful in Cameroon, but her breakthrough came through her album 1993 album « Doi La Mulema », which made her a real diva in her home country. Several albums followed in the next years. She is living both in France and in Cameroon.

After a long silence since 2001, Grace recorded a new album, produced by George Duke (1946-2013), who also wrote two songs of the album. On the album there are songs in French, English and Duala, in various styles.


• Musicians on « Doi La Mulema »:
Grace Decca (vocals, backing vocals)
Rigobert Bamundele (guitar)
Willy Nfor (bass)
J.P. Kingue (drums)
Valery Lobé (drums)
José Toumba (percussion)
Jean-Claude Naimro (keyboards)
Kaïssa Doumbé (backing vocals)
Richard Bona (backing vocals)
Toto Guillaume (arrangements, musical direction, guitar, drums)


Born: in Douala, Cameroon
Style: Makossa

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Discography
Title Year Label Remarks
Mouna 2014 GNS Productions
Donne-moi un peu d'amour 2001 JPS Production CDJPS 136
Appelle-moi Princesse 1998 JPS Production CDJPS 05
Le Duo: Bwanga Bwan 1995 TJR CDAT 138 With Ben Decca
Doï La Mulema 1993 Sonodisc CD 65757
Besoin d'amour 1989 Gefraco SNFL 1001 LP

Sources
makossaoriginal.blogspot [external link, retrieved December 2014]


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