Podcast: Listen to the Label Vol.3 – Nø Førmat! (April 2019)

In our new podcast series, we’ve chosen to focus on who provide us with the precious “raw material” for our listenings and features: quality new music!

We are talking about those heroes who decided to launch, nurture and cultivate a record label (better if with an ‘independent’ in front of it). As the title suggests, Listen to the Label is our way to pay them a well-deserved tribute, disclosing and recognizing their invaluable work and letting them introduce it with words and tunes.

For the third episode of Listen to the Label, we ‘travelled’ to France where we met Laurent Bizot, founder of the Parisian label Nø Førmat!

Throughout its history, the label has released more than 30 projects shining a light on West African, Afro-Latin and Afro-Caribbean traditions and working with and supporting artists of the likes of Oumou Sangaré, Ballaké Sissoko, Vincent Segal, Luca Santtana, ALA.NI, Blick Bassy, Mamani Këita

In a few days time, on the 10th of April, Nø Førmat! will celebrate its birthday throwing an unmissable music party in London and hosting on the EartH‘s stage Oumou Sangaré, Que Vola? and Gerald Toto

But, in the meantime, check out our chat with Laurent Bizot and listen to the label!


Gerald Toto, Richard Bona & Louka Kanza – Ghana Blues [from Toto Bona Lokua; 2004]

Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal – Chamber Music [from Chamber Music; 2009]

Que Vola? – Calle Luz [from Que Vola?; 2019]

Blick Bassy – Ngwa [from 1958; 2019]

Gerald Toto – My Girlfriend [from Sway; 2018]