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Currently based in Paris, France, Cesar Anot, a native of Cote d' Ivoire, has established himself as one of the leading African bassists, songwriters & arrangers on the international music scene. Among Cesar Anot's most noteworthy associations, we may mention his significant tie to longtime mentor and keyboard player extraordinaire Cheick Tidiane Seck with whom he has worked on the much celebrated album "SARALA" (Polygram Jazz, 1995), as well as a ten-year musical partnership with Afrobeat Master Tony Allen - Fela Kuti's drummer and original musical director - marked by the release of such highly successful albums as "Black voices", "Psycho on da bus", "Home cooking" etc.

Besides his extensive collaborations with the previously mentioned artists and some memorable stage performances with such renowed artists as : Hamiet Bluiett, D.D Jackson, Leon Parker (Verona Jazz Festival), Graham haynes, Craig Harris, Ornette Coleman... (banlieues Bleues, festival de Montreux...) Cesar Anot has contributed to the recording success of various others such as : Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz...), Lokua Kanza, Mory Kante, Martin Solveig, Souad Massi, Yannick Noah, Keziah Jones, Java, Paco Sery, Lucio Dalla... to name but a few. An artist in his own right however, Cesar Anot has come to spark the interest of many in a genuine musical interaction transcending cultural boundaries as illustrated by his ongoing commitment to the corsican group I MUVRINI whose traditional polyphonic chants he has infused with a potent blend of African incantations and mesmerizing bass lines.

During his eight year involvement with this world music icon, Cesar Anot has had the opportunity to contribute his talent as a lead singer, bassist and arranger to the completion of their latest albums (Umani, Alma etc.) while touring with them extensively all around the globe. Still, despite his hectic schedule as a sideman and his multiple professional engagements, Cesar Anot has always managed to find the time to compose & record his own music. His soon to be released album "ACACIA", besides being a pure marvel of acoustic craftsmanship & technical savoir faire reveals Cesar Anot as a bold and innovative musical alchemist as well as a stunning multi-instrumentalist and vocalist bound to make his mark on the industry as an inspired initiate into the realm of spirit movers and dream weavers.