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les teriba

ABOUT ME

Traditions and modernity, two different worlds but here they join hands to create music with finesse. Teriba gives us a pure groove in the image of the traditional rhythms of Benin.
On the scene, they share with the audience a powerful, vivacious emotion. The body and the mind are solicited in an intense trance. Songs, percussion, dance, Yoruba incantation. To be mistaken, one would think to hear the sacred masks Egun (ghosts). Everything is expertly dosed.
A predominant subject: WOMEN, Women. He is present in different forms. The place of women in the world in general, education, the question of children and its place in the music industry and the scene.
  • Authenticity
  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Honesty
  • Communal living
  • Family life
  • Healthy lifestyle

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www.lesteriba.com

Cultural background

  • Benin

PROJECT MUSIC

2:57
Otiki Ndabo
Humanity is but a small part of nature and Earth is our mother. An african quote says: The Child who keeps his parents awake at night also doesn't sleep. When we take care of nature; we take care of ourselves because we are part of nature. When nature is hurt, we are hurt, so it's important for us to take care of nature and to treat it as we would treat ourselves. There are things happening before our eyes, things that happen to us without anyone being able to answer them. Our world is falling apart because of our nonsense. And we still haven't understood ... Languages used: Douala (Cameroon), Fon (Benin), English Translation: Otiki Ndabo means stuck at home (in Douala Languange, Cameroon) Credits Arrangement, Beat - Rona Geffen, Maebh Murphy Arrangement, Beat, Music and Vocal Production, Mix - Rona Geffen Composition, English/Douala Lyrics, Lead and backing Vocals - Dyllann Composition, Fon Language Lyrics, Backing Vocals - Les Teriba Rona Geffen (Israel / Germany) Maebh Murphy (Ireland / Germany) Dyllann (Cameroon) Les Teriba (Benin)
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  • Electronic
  • Funk
  • World
  • Bass
  • Singer
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Synthesizer
  • Drum machine
  • Benin
  • Cameroon
  • Germany
  • Israel
  • Ireland
3:40
Beautiful Earth
This is a love song for life on earth, with a hugely positive message and a profound meaning at its’ heart. As the lyrics say; ‘We’re bound together like a thousand prayers’. This upbeat song reminds us that love is the one universal truth, and that though we can get lost, we will find ‘ways to survive, new ways to thrive’.    The song was written when thinking deeply about how we cannot change systems with the approaches that produced them, and about how this time we are in is particularly challenging. The song proposes that if we all collectively really feel our love for every element of life on earth, from the beauty of nature, to our own sorrows and joys, and for our extraordinary diversity of people and life, it will ‘tune us up’ to more holistic actions and connections.  We included a powerful sample from a bbc interview with John Lennon in 1980 Where he says “we know that the power is in the people, we just need to awaken this power” . His words are still so resonant, with all the global protests and demonstrations about everything from anti racism to environmentalism. These protests are a way that love for the earth and all it’s people can be expressed.
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  • African
  • Funk
  • Fusion
  • Indie Pop
  • Pop
  • World
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Electric piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Drum set
  • Sampler
  • Argentina
  • Benin
  • United Kingdom
5:01
MOMENTO
Andreia: When I received the invitation from Dear Raushan to let me be inspired by her improvisation, at the time with the name wave.34, I felt massively flattered because it was an amazing free piece, without a squared pulse, and also because she entrusted me with something so huge, and without reservation she gave me her total trust! An improvisation with its own breathing and light, an improvisation made by such a unique instrument with which I had already felt enormous intimacy in previous partnerships! This piece quickly became the MOMENTO - Moment, in all my heart. For nothing is more important than that. The Moment. The Mountain. The Shepherd with his healthy and free flock, walking and making music. There it was my Portuguese root trying to recover this memory of this very special soundscape, which kept man close to his most assertive and unpretentious guide, Nature. Today in Portugal, the "Chocalho" - rattle, and the landscape it represents is considered Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, due to its tendency to extinguish itself and thus also extinguish this very important bond. Cause there was a time when man knew, loved, cared for and thanked each animal he ate at his family table, and it was not so long ago, remember? You must, please.
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  • Traditional / Folk
  • Background vocals
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Vocal percussion
  • Kyl-Kobyz / Kobyz
  • Drum set
  • Benin
  • Kazakhstan
  • Mexico
  • Portugal
2:51
Adjiminvi
This song is about hope. We surely have reason to think that this world is going to ruin. That there is no hope for us and for the next generations. But we must always remain positive. Each of us should do our part to make a difference. In this song, it's a mother (earth) talking to her children. she tells them everything will be fine. She tells them that there is no reason to be afraid because the good that we want for the world is within us. If we have the strength to go deep down, we can change the world, make it better
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  • African
  • Electronic
  • Fusion
  • Traditional / Folk
  • Vocal
  • World
  • A capella
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Drum set
  • Benin
  • Cameroon
  • Portugal
3:33
Gblagada
Gblagada refers to the vastness of the earth, the vastness of the universe. This world around us is populated by species as different as each other. It is so and it cannot be otherwise because the world needs this diversity. It is it which gives it its essence. It is from this diversity that the world draws its balance. Our duty is therefore to maintain this diversity, to respect differences and to be tolerant.
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  • African
  • Electronic
  • Fusion
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Piano
  • Bongo drum
  • Drum set
  • Gong
  • Shekere
  • Benin
  • Cameroon
  • Swaziland
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