“No Man Stands Alone” is an album that tells a story which is very personal and yet also widely known among travellers and cosmopolitans.
It is the personal story of Bantu, a man who returns to the country of his father where he spent his childhood until he left for Germany.
It is the story of a man who returns to a once familiar place as a visitor, as someone who just knows a bunch of people there. However also knows that each of these friends will open him a door to a whole new world.
It is the story of a man who just goes with the flow in the bustling city of Lago. Who adapts to the rythm of the metropolis and it’s people. Who lets himself drift, but with an aim in mind. With music on his mind.
It is the story of a musician who meets other musicians in the land of Juju music, who produces and sings, features and get featured, who gives and takes and travels on with a new song in his luggage.
Therefore the title: “No Man Stands Alone”!
The new album is a musical journey throughout Nigeria with a side trip to Ghana in ten songs.
Each of these songs reflects an encounter with an artist, like for example the internationally renown MOBO awardee, singer and actor Nneka, the 84 year-old legend of Highlife music Fatai Rolling Dollar, the young and eccentric guitarist Dabyna, the Ghanaian superstar Wanlov the Kubolor and many more.
Not only musical, but also lyrical wise this album is diverse and reflects many facetes of every-day life, not only in Nigeria: sociocritical and intelligent food for thought, as well as tunes that will make you dance, swing and sing.
Worldwide digital release: October 29th 2010
Please find the links to the download stores here.
Bantu – No man stands alone by Faluma
Please also check out the video of the great Nneka feature track “I’m Waiting”