Last updated: 21 april, 2011 - 15:15 GMT


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Muntu Valdo describes himself as a "Sawa Boy," hailing from the Sawa people of Cameroon's coastal region.

Hence the term Sawa Blues - coined by a journalist who could not place Valdo's unique blues style within the parametres of Delta, or Desert blues.

His current album's title, "The One and The Many" describes his music-making formula, he says, and on stage he performs solo, as 'one', but the sound is of 'many'.

A guitar in hand, a harmonica at his lips and at his feet a deck of pedals - dubbed his "sorcerers," Valdo performs and records an array of musical parts that create his multi-layered grooves via a series of loops.


    • Cameroon's one man blues band, Muntu Valdo describes his "magic formula"

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