BirthdayJuly 15, 1929
BirthplaceDouala, Cameroon

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Francis Bebey

    Full name: Francis Bebey
    Also known as: Francis Bebey, Bebey, Francis
    Professions: Cameroonian artist, musician and writer
    Occupation: Artist, musician, writer, radio broadcaster

  2. Francis Bebey Death information

    Died: Monday, 28th of May, 2001 (Age: 71)

  3. Francis Bebey Biography

    Francis Bebey (15 July 1929 in Douala, Cameroon – 28 May 2001 in Paris, France ) was a Cameroonian artist, musician, and writer.Bebey attended the Sorbonne, and was further educated in the United States. In 1957, Bebey moved to Ghana at the invitation of Kwame Nkrumah, and took a job as a broadcaster.In the early 1960s, Bebey moved to France and started work in the arts, establishing himself as a musician, sculptor, and writer. His most popular novel was Agatha Moudio's Son. He also worked as a consultant for UNESCO.Bebey released his first album in 1969. His music was primarily guitar-based, although he integrated traditional African instruments as well. His style was groundbreaking, merging Cameroonian makossa with classical guitar, jazz, and pop in a mix that could be intellectual, humorous, or serious. He sang in Duala, English, and French. Bebey helped launch the career of Manu Dibango. Bebey released more than 20 albums over his career.John Williams' piece 'Hello Francis' is written as a tribute to Bebey.

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