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Petit Pays (& Les Sans Visas International)

A short introduction to one of the most popular Makossa-sokous popstars from Cameroon.

Petit PaysBehind the artist name of Petit Pays is Adolphe Claude Moundi, born in Douala (Cameroon) in 1967. He started early playing music, but also studied law in Paris. Petit Pays has had a professional music career since the late 1980's when he teamed up with the producer Eyabé Kwedi. He has written hundreds of songs and several has become big hits, first of all in Cameroon and West Africa. On many albums Petit Pays plays with his band called "Les Sans Visas" (The Sans Visa International).

The numerous albums of Petit Pays are first of all dance music influenced by Makossa, Sokous, the more slow and sensual Zouk and sometimes a little touch of salsa. Makossa is the traditional music originating from the Douala region of Cameroon. The lyrics are often quite steamy, but that probably doesn't do any damage to his popularity.

Selected albums by Petit Pays

King of Makossa LoveKing of Makossa Love

Petit Pays, 1999. The album cover shocked the audience in Cameroon -but in the end the "scandal" probably only added to the fame of Petit-Pays.

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Le Turbo D'Afrique

Petit Pays & Sans Visas, 1999

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Le Son D'Amour

Petit Pays

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CoverPetit-Pays & Papillon

Petit Pays, 1996

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