Jalen N'Gonda

  • USA
  • Voluptuous soul

Perhaps it was the soul of the Beatles that whispered in the ear of Jalen N’Gonda. Or maybe the charm of the Old Continent. Whatever it was, this soul man from Maryland in the United States chose Liverpool as his new port of call. At the age of only eleven, he launched his musical career by rummaging through his father’s record collection: jazz, hip-hop, soul, his influences are diverse and varied. A tender voice set to bluesy arrangements, Jalen N’Gonda is a worthy descendant of the heritage of Otis Redding, Ray Charles and Sam Cook. He invites us to plunge into a sensual soul universe as he heads back to the voluptuous origins of authentic R’n’B.