Bachot started singing while still at school. Few years later he decided to make his passion his life, composing at the time his first song entitled "Essukud'am" (My studies) Bachot and some friends created a band called "Man-walk" with whom he began to play organ; having no instrument at his disposal on wich to pratice, Bachot drew the keyboard on paper and excercised the melodies he memorised. In Nigeria, Bachot conducted an orchestra of 16 people with whom he took part in the "Sokoto Fishing Festival". Due to political unrest in the country, he was forced to leave and went successively to Benin, Togo, Niger, Burkina and ended up in Abidjan. Bachot decided to add another feather to his cap and learned how to become his own sound-engineer, resulting in the production of his fourth album "Africa Sa" (Dance Africa). Thanks to the track "Loh Yonme", Bachot won the awards of "best singer" and "best clip" of 1999 in Cameroon. Bachot is a self-taught pianist, singer-songwriter Interpreter and arranger of a great talent. Based in Brussels since early 90, having in his score several Cd's produced like, Ashikogo, Donne ton Dada, "Jazz & Dreams", a solo piano album release in 2012 with wich Bachot performed in the "Montreal Internaional Jazz Festival 2013" wich is the world must prestigeous Jazz Festival, in the concert hall "Theatre Maisonneuve" playing the first part of Maestro "Chucho Valdes" where the audience were entirely captured.
Leaping out of Africa with the spirit of the indigenous wildlife, Bachot is capturing the heart and soul of music fans on every continent. Melding a unique combination of musical influences from many African nations, Bachot has created his on genre with the Afro Jazz fusion and Afro Pop music scene by fusing native rhythms with funk, soul and jazz. Now, Bachot has just release his new album entitled "Back To The Roots".
But what inspired Bachot to compose the album "Back To The Roots"?
After performing the Montreal International Jazz Festival 2013, Bachot decided to come out with a new album project. However, the most important for him was to work with other experimented and expressifs musicians around the world. First of all, Bachot wanted to find a great Brazilian percussionist, because he had in mind to record an Afro Jazz Fusion Album.
Bachot went to meet his friend Andre Bontems, owner of Avalon Studio Brussels, and told him his ambition. Andre Bontems, after listening to Bachot, said to him; I wanna show you something. He brought out a live video he recorded where was performing a wonderful Brazilian percussionist named ZE LUIS Nascimento , Bachot was blow out by the performance of this guy and he said to Andre, his friend, this is my man. The first piece of the puzzle was found. It is important to notice that ZE LUIS Nascimento perform often with Michel Legrand and many French great artists. Bachot started the recording in Paris at Bopcity studio with ZE LUIS Nascimento, where he recorded the percussions and some vocal parts of "Essukud'am", "Hey Ohohah" with the participation of his nephew Ray Dikoumé.
After Paris, Bachot flew away to Tallinn at Green Room Studio to record with the bass player Kareel Liive, the guitarist Paul Daniel, and the great Trombonist Eduard Akulin who did a tour with Freddy Cole the brother of Nat King Cole few years ago. Afterwards, Bachot went back to Brussels where he recorded lady Dunia Molina cristal voice parts. The mixing and mastering done in New York City, was handled by the 13 grammy awards winner Mike Makowsky. (Mike credits: Amy Winehouse, Mariah Carey, Gorillaz, Usher, Maxwell, John Legend, Kenye West, Kid Cudi, Jim Jones, Kelis, Nas, etc..)
This album "Back To The Roots" is a mix of African Brazilian groove and Jazz. The final result is a pleasant and groovy Afro Jazz Fusion album. ("Heavily recommended this genius to everyone...Amazing talent", said Mike Makowsky) All those who have listening to this album "Back to the roots" of Bachot are unanimous that it's an so happy and uplifting album, full of great spirit, emotion and happiness that capture your soul.
(Anecdotally, when Mike Makowski was mixing with Bachot and the music began to sound like Bachot wanted, then Bachot smiled with pleasure, Mike looked the spirited smile and said "I feel that I am in the studio with Miles Davis, you really resemble him a lot") January 2016, Bachot won "the Akademia Awards" Los Angeles for best Latin Song from his track "Samba Makossa".
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