UK Review: YITA (DEEP WATER) by FELY TCHACO

Click here to watch the YITA Music Video!

Diving deep into themes of empowerment and feminism… This fifth album by Tchaco, San Francisco-based and hailing from Mande-related Gouro people of southern Ivory Coast, has personal and political currency, with tracks telling of Tchaco’s journey as singer, dancer, mother and storyteller – and the humanitarian crisis the world is facing… ‘Yita’ is a heartfelt Gouro-language ode to our commonality, a sentiment similarly expressed on tracks including ‘Tile Tete’, sung in French…there’s palpable joy in the album’s mix of Afrobeat, Afro-pop and electronics…”

Songlines

-Alan Tigay, World Listening Post

As Fely explains, “The song YITA was written after my 2016 humanitarian trip to Greece in support of volunteers 
helping the Syrian refugees camp in Greece. As well as crisis surrounding the migrants in the Mediterranean seas, 
YITA recalls a childhood memory where my grandmother used to tell us that some of our forefathers 
had gone into deep water never to return. 

They did not know what had happened to them. Thinking about the transatlantic slave trade,  the world crisis in human trafficking and police brutality, this is a way for me to pay tribute for those who have lost their lives during the different voyages. 

YITA not only mourns the lives of the ones we lost, but also celebrates immigrants all over the world.”

YITA is performed in Gouro and was filmed by highly-respected filmmaker, Romeo Carey on location at Beverly Hills College, Malibu Beach with special effects by Romeo Carey and was directed by Fely Tchaco.

YITA includes footage of refugees from Open Arms Organization based in Madrid Spain.

A percentage of proceeds from YITA download sales goes to Open Arms charity: https://www.openarms.es/en 2021 

Congratulations to Fely Tchaco for the ‘New and Notable’ featured listing of her new album “YITA (Deep Water)” on Bandcamp!

Yita is not only an outstanding album but also an inspired map of space, time and sound.”

-Alan Tigay, World Listening Post

Fely Tchaco is the total package. With a powerful persona and a positive aura, she is a dynamic performer and dancer as well as specializing in rhythms of the West African forest region – such as Gbegbe, Gaou Alloukou and Zaouli, et al.

This quite mesmerizing new album opens on the rhythmic drum mastery of both ‘Ato Lagoh’ and ‘Cawe Yoko’ and follows them seamlessly with the lusciously Latin-flavored ‘Blamer Les Autres’ and the electronica-inspired beats of ‘Djebi Dje,’ and then we get one of my own personal favorites here, the sweepingly ambient ‘Do Afe.’

Next up are more foot-tappin’ beats within ‘Zaouli’ which is backed by the highly spirited ‘Zante,’ which are in turn followed by the quietly moving title track ‘Yita,’ the percussion-imbued ‘It’s Never Too Late,’ with the album rounding out on the light and breezy, Summer’s day, top down drive of ‘Tile Tete,’ closing on the joyous tones of ‘Kubeli.’

-Russell Trunk’s Exclusive Magazine

Yita (Deep Water) is the superb fifth album from elegant Ivorian artist Fely Tchaco. She is a fascinating, multifaceted artist. She composes and writes her own material, conceived the album artwork and created her fashion design, style and accessories. Fely Tchaco’s music is multidimensional. She put together a captivating mix of Ivorian roots, such as traditional rhythms of the West African forest region, such as gbegbe, gahu, alluku, and the zauli. Additionally, she added a wonderful set of styles such as Afrobeat, Afropop, rock, and electronic music. Fely Tchaco sings in many different languages, including English and French as well as in the languages she grew up speaking, such as Guro, Bete, and Dyula.”

-Angel Romero, WorldMusicCentral.org

Congratulations to Fely Tchaco also for the featured listing of her new album “YITA (Deep Water)” on the iTunes Worldwide pre-order page!

Discover the Singular Voice of Ivorian Singer-Songwriter FELY TCHACO on Her New Album YITA (DEEP WATER)

For Immediate Release – San Francisco, CA – FELY TCHACO might be one of the Bay Area’s best-kept musical secrets, but not for much longer. Her highly anticipated new album YITA (DEEP WATER), originally scheduled for release last spring but postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is now set for release on March 8, 2021, to coincide with International Women’s Day.

YITA (DEEP WATER) marks the fifth full-length album from FELY TCHACO on which she explores themes of migration, human trafficking, and calls for social justice and the end of police brutality against civilians. The title track “Yita” was inspired by her 2016 humanitarian trip to bear witness to Syrian refugee camps in Greece, and the album is dedicated to African and Middle Eastern migrants who lost their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea. YITA (DEEP WATER) was conceived as a tribute to migrants seeking better lives all over the word, but the album is not just a solemn remembrance; it is also a positive, inclusive celebration of cultural diversity and black joy, where FELY TCHACO offers an uplifting vision of immigrant triumph and African excellence.

An immigrant who faced tremendous challenges herself, FELY TCHACO was born and raised in the West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire, where she released two albums to critical acclaim in the 1990s. She now resides in San Francisco, where she continues to refine her sound and vision. Since 2004, FELY TCHACO has released two more albums and an EP, racking up more accolades on this side of the Atlantic including an Independent Music Award for “Best Song” in the World Beat category, and a “Just Plain Folks Music Award.”

YITA (DEEP WATER) is an album firmly rooted in tradition, but cosmopolitan in composition and outlook. FELY TCHACO’s unflinching lyrics are inspired by current events, and always grounded in her own life experiences. FELY TCHACO sings in many different languages: English and French as well as in the languages she grew up speaking, such as Gouro, Bete, and Dioula. A dancer as well as a musician, FELY TCHACO specializes in the traditional rhythms of the West African forest region, such as gbegbe, gahou, alloukou, and the zaouli – a mask dance from her own Gouro people that has been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2017. The track “Zaouli” is a celebration of this very special mask dance.

FELY TCHACO’s commitment to Ivorian music, dance, and traditions led her to found the Pan African Arts Academy in San Francisco, with a mission to teach arts and crafts originating in Africa and the African diaspora based on a spirit of cultural diversity, dynamic growth, and sustainability. FELY TCHACO has deliberately chosen to release YITA (DEEP WATER) on International Women’s Day 2021, whose theme this year is #ChooseAChallenge.

“I am so grateful to be able to represent my culture as a Gouro woman, because there are not many of us. It is mostly men that are known in the crafts, arts and dance. I hope that I can add to that by celebrating not only the Gouro women but to celebrate the entire women all over the world who have contributed so much in art and music.”  -FELY TCHACO

Discover singular voice of FELY TCHACO this spring with YITA (DEEP WATER), available on all major platforms March 8, 2021.

For more information about FELY TCHACO please visit:

www.felymusic.com

To order YITA (DEEP WATER) on digital services please visit:

https://smarturl.it/FelyTchacoYITA

For Press and Interview inquiries please contact Billy James of Glass Onyon PR:

(828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing, please contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

Additional Media Contacts:

North Am Radio: Tom Pryor –  tom.pryor@gmail.com

UK + European (excl. France): Angie Lemon – angielemonpr@gmail.com

France PR: Leo Ferte – leo.ferte@differ-ant.fr

Promotion of YITA (DEEP WATER) has been made possible through the support of

AccountingSuite™ – www.accountingsuite.com

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YITA (DEEP WATER) by FELY TCHACO featured on World Listening Post

Click here to watch the YITA Music Video!

Yita is not only an outstanding album but also an inspired map of space, time and sound.”

-Alan Tigay, World Listening Post

As Fely explains, “The song YITA was written after my 2016 humanitarian trip to Greece in support of volunteers 
helping the Syrian refugees camp in Greece. As well as crisis surrounding the migrants in the Mediterranean seas, 
YITA recalls a childhood memory where my grandmother used to tell us that some of our forefathers 
had gone into deep water never to return. 

They did not know what had happened to them. Thinking about the transatlantic slave trade,  the world crisis in human trafficking and police brutality, this is a way for me to pay tribute for those who have lost their lives during the different voyages. 

YITA not only mourns the lives of the ones we lost, but also celebrates immigrants all over the world.”

YITA is performed in Gouro and was filmed by highly-respected filmmaker, Romeo Carey on location at Beverly Hills College, Malibu Beach with special effects by Romeo Carey and was directed by Fely Tchaco.

YITA includes footage of refugees from Open Arms Organization based in Madrid Spain.

A percentage of proceeds from YITA download sales goes to Open Arms charity: https://www.openarms.es/en 2021 

Congratulations to Fely Tchaco for the ‘New and Notable’ featured listing of her new album “YITA (Deep Water)” on Bandcamp!

Fely Tchaco is the total package. With a powerful persona and a positive aura, she is a dynamic performer and dancer as well as specializing in rhythms of the West African forest region – such as Gbegbe, Gaou Alloukou and Zaouli, et al.

This quite mesmerizing new album opens on the rhythmic drum mastery of both ‘Ato Lagoh’ and ‘Cawe Yoko’ and follows them seamlessly with the lusciously Latin-flavored ‘Blamer Les Autres’ and the electronica-inspired beats of ‘Djebi Dje,’ and then we get one of my own personal favorites here, the sweepingly ambient ‘Do Afe.’

Next up are more foot-tappin’ beats within ‘Zaouli’ which is backed by the highly spirited ‘Zante,’ which are in turn followed by the quietly moving title track ‘Yita,’ the percussion-imbued ‘It’s Never Too Late,’ with the album rounding out on the light and breezy, Summer’s day, top down drive of ‘Tile Tete,’ closing on the joyous tones of ‘Kubeli.’

-Russell Trunk’s Exclusive Magazine

Yita (Deep Water) is the superb fifth album from elegant Ivorian artist Fely Tchaco. She is a fascinating, multifaceted artist. She composes and writes her own material, conceived the album artwork and created her fashion design, style and accessories. Fely Tchaco’s music is multidimensional. She put together a captivating mix of Ivorian roots, such as traditional rhythms of the West African forest region, such as gbegbe, gahu, alluku, and the zauli. Additionally, she added a wonderful set of styles such as Afrobeat, Afropop, rock, and electronic music. Fely Tchaco sings in many different languages, including English and French as well as in the languages she grew up speaking, such as Guro, Bete, and Dyula.”

-Angel Romero, WorldMusicCentral.org

Congratulations to Fely Tchaco also for the featured listing of her new album “YITA (Deep Water)” on the iTunes Worldwide pre-order page!

Discover the Singular Voice of Ivorian Singer-Songwriter FELY TCHACO on Her New Album YITA (DEEP WATER)

For Immediate Release – San Francisco, CA – FELY TCHACO might be one of the Bay Area’s best-kept musical secrets, but not for much longer. Her highly anticipated new album YITA (DEEP WATER), originally scheduled for release last spring but postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is now set for release on March 8, 2021, to coincide with International Women’s Day.

YITA (DEEP WATER) marks the fifth full-length album from FELY TCHACO on which she explores themes of migration, human trafficking, and calls for social justice and the end of police brutality against civilians. The title track “Yita” was inspired by her 2016 humanitarian trip to bear witness to Syrian refugee camps in Greece, and the album is dedicated to African and Middle Eastern migrants who lost their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea. YITA (DEEP WATER) was conceived as a tribute to migrants seeking better lives all over the word, but the album is not just a solemn remembrance; it is also a positive, inclusive celebration of cultural diversity and black joy, where FELY TCHACO offers an uplifting vision of immigrant triumph and African excellence.

An immigrant who faced tremendous challenges herself, FELY TCHACO was born and raised in the West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire, where she released two albums to critical acclaim in the 1990s. She now resides in San Francisco, where she continues to refine her sound and vision. Since 2004, FELY TCHACO has released two more albums and an EP, racking up more accolades on this side of the Atlantic including an Independent Music Award for “Best Song” in the World Beat category, and a “Just Plain Folks Music Award.”

YITA (DEEP WATER) is an album firmly rooted in tradition, but cosmopolitan in composition and outlook. FELY TCHACO’s unflinching lyrics are inspired by current events, and always grounded in her own life experiences. FELY TCHACO sings in many different languages: English and French as well as in the languages she grew up speaking, such as Gouro, Bete, and Dioula. A dancer as well as a musician, FELY TCHACO specializes in the traditional rhythms of the West African forest region, such as gbegbe, gahou, alloukou, and the zaouli – a mask dance from her own Gouro people that has been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2017. The track “Zaouli” is a celebration of this very special mask dance.

FELY TCHACO’s commitment to Ivorian music, dance, and traditions led her to found the Pan African Arts Academy in San Francisco, with a mission to teach arts and crafts originating in Africa and the African diaspora based on a spirit of cultural diversity, dynamic growth, and sustainability. FELY TCHACO has deliberately chosen to release YITA (DEEP WATER) on International Women’s Day 2021, whose theme this year is #ChooseAChallenge.

“I am so grateful to be able to represent my culture as a Gouro woman, because there are not many of us. It is mostly men that are known in the crafts, arts and dance. I hope that I can add to that by celebrating not only the Gouro women but to celebrate the entire women all over the world who have contributed so much in art and music.”  -FELY TCHACO

Discover singular voice of FELY TCHACO this spring with YITA (DEEP WATER), available on all major platforms March 8, 2021.

For more information about FELY TCHACO please visit:

www.felymusic.com

To order YITA (DEEP WATER) on digital services please visit:

https://smarturl.it/FelyTchacoYITA

For Press and Interview inquiries please contact Billy James of Glass Onyon PR:

(828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing, please contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

Additional Media Contacts:

North Am Radio: Tom Pryor –  tom.pryor@gmail.com

UK + European (excl. France): Angie Lemon – angielemonpr@gmail.com

France PR: Leo Ferte – leo.ferte@differ-ant.fr

Promotion of YITA (DEEP WATER) has been made possible through the support of

AccountingSuite™ – www.accountingsuite.com

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Watch the Official Music Video for YITA (DEEP WATER) by FELY TCHACO

Click here to watch!

As Fely explains, “The song YITA was written after my 2016 humanitarian trip to Greece in support of volunteers 
helping the Syrian refugees camp in Greece. As well as crisis surrounding the migrants in the Mediterranean seas, 
YITA recalls a childhood memory where my grandmother used to tell us that some of our forefathers 
had gone into deep water never to return. 

They did not know what had happened to them. Thinking about the transatlantic slave trade,  the world crisis in human trafficking and police brutality, this is a way for me to pay tribute for those who have lost their lives during the different voyages. 

YITA not only mourns the lives of the ones we lost, but also celebrates immigrants all over the world.”

YITA is performed in Gouro and was filmed by highly-respected filmmaker, Romeo Carey on location at Beverly Hills College, Malibu Beach with special effects by Romeo Carey and was directed by Fely Tchaco.

YITA includes footage of refugees from Open Arms Organization based in Madrid Spain.

A percentage of proceeds from YITA download sales goes to Open Arms charity: https://www.openarms.es/en 2021 

Congratulations to Fely Tchaco for the ‘New and Notable’ featured listing of her new album “YITA (Deep Water)” on Bandcamp!

Fely Tchaco is the total package. With a powerful persona and a positive aura, she is a dynamic performer and dancer as well as specializing in rhythms of the West African forest region – such as Gbegbe, Gaou Alloukou and Zaouli, et al.

This quite mesmerizing new album opens on the rhythmic drum mastery of both ‘Ato Lagoh’ and ‘Cawe Yoko’ and follows them seamlessly with the lusciously Latin-flavored ‘Blamer Les Autres’ and the electronica-inspired beats of ‘Djebi Dje,’ and then we get one of my own personal favorites here, the sweepingly ambient ‘Do Afe.’

Next up are more foot-tappin’ beats within ‘Zaouli’ which is backed by the highly spirited ‘Zante,’ which are in turn followed by the quietly moving title track ‘Yita,’ the percussion-imbued ‘It’s Never Too Late,’ with the album rounding out on the light and breezy, Summer’s day, top down drive of ‘Tile Tete,’ closing on the joyous tones of ‘Kubeli.’

-Russell Trunk’s Exclusive Magazine

Yita (Deep Water) is the superb fifth album from elegant Ivorian artist Fely Tchaco. She is a fascinating, multifaceted artist. She composes and writes her own material, conceived the album artwork and created her fashion design, style and accessories. Fely Tchaco’s music is multidimensional. She put together a captivating mix of Ivorian roots, such as traditional rhythms of the West African forest region, such as gbegbe, gahu, alluku, and the zauli. Additionally, she added a wonderful set of styles such as Afrobeat, Afropop, rock, and electronic music. Fely Tchaco sings in many different languages, including English and French as well as in the languages she grew up speaking, such as Guro, Bete, and Dyula.”

-Angel Romero, WorldMusicCentral.org

Congratulations to Fely Tchaco also for the featured listing of her new album “YITA (Deep Water)” on the iTunes Worldwide pre-order page!

Discover the Singular Voice of Ivorian Singer-Songwriter FELY TCHACO on Her New Album YITA (DEEP WATER)

For Immediate Release – San Francisco, CA – FELY TCHACO might be one of the Bay Area’s best-kept musical secrets, but not for much longer. Her highly anticipated new album YITA (DEEP WATER), originally scheduled for release last spring but postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is now set for release on March 8, 2021, to coincide with International Women’s Day.

YITA (DEEP WATER) marks the fifth full-length album from FELY TCHACO on which she explores themes of migration, human trafficking, and calls for social justice and the end of police brutality against civilians. The title track “Yita” was inspired by her 2016 humanitarian trip to bear witness to Syrian refugee camps in Greece, and the album is dedicated to African and Middle Eastern migrants who lost their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea. YITA (DEEP WATER) was conceived as a tribute to migrants seeking better lives all over the word, but the album is not just a solemn remembrance; it is also a positive, inclusive celebration of cultural diversity and black joy, where FELY TCHACO offers an uplifting vision of immigrant triumph and African excellence.

An immigrant who faced tremendous challenges herself, FELY TCHACO was born and raised in the West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire, where she released two albums to critical acclaim in the 1990s. She now resides in San Francisco, where she continues to refine her sound and vision. Since 2004, FELY TCHACO has released two more albums and an EP, racking up more accolades on this side of the Atlantic including an Independent Music Award for “Best Song” in the World Beat category, and a “Just Plain Folks Music Award.”

YITA (DEEP WATER) is an album firmly rooted in tradition, but cosmopolitan in composition and outlook. FELY TCHACO’s unflinching lyrics are inspired by current events, and always grounded in her own life experiences. FELY TCHACO sings in many different languages: English and French as well as in the languages she grew up speaking, such as Gouro, Bete, and Dioula. A dancer as well as a musician, FELY TCHACO specializes in the traditional rhythms of the West African forest region, such as gbegbe, gahou, alloukou, and the zaouli – a mask dance from her own Gouro people that has been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2017. The track “Zaouli” is a celebration of this very special mask dance.

FELY TCHACO’s commitment to Ivorian music, dance, and traditions led her to found the Pan African Arts Academy in San Francisco, with a mission to teach arts and crafts originating in Africa and the African diaspora based on a spirit of cultural diversity, dynamic growth, and sustainability. FELY TCHACO has deliberately chosen to release YITA (DEEP WATER) on International Women’s Day 2021, whose theme this year is #ChooseAChallenge.

“I am so grateful to be able to represent my culture as a Gouro woman, because there are not many of us. It is mostly men that are known in the crafts, arts and dance. I hope that I can add to that by celebrating not only the Gouro women but to celebrate the entire women all over the world who have contributed so much in art and music.”  -FELY TCHACO

Discover singular voice of FELY TCHACO this spring with YITA (DEEP WATER), available on all major platforms March 8, 2021.

For more information about FELY TCHACO please visit:

www.felymusic.com

To order YITA (DEEP WATER) on digital services please visit:

https://smarturl.it/FelyTchacoYITA

For Press and Interview inquiries please contact Billy James of Glass Onyon PR:

(828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing, please contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

Additional Media Contacts:

North Am Radio: Tom Pryor –  tom.pryor@gmail.com

UK + European (excl. France): Angie Lemon – angielemonpr@gmail.com

France PR: Leo Ferte – leo.ferte@differ-ant.fr

Promotion of YITA (DEEP WATER) has been made possible through the support of

AccountingSuite™ – www.accountingsuite.com

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World Premiere of the Official Music Video for YITA (DEEP WATER) by FELY TCHACO – May 1, 2021 – 11am PST

Click here to watch May 1 at 11am PST!

As Fely explains, “The song YITA was written after my 2016 humanitarian trip to Greece in support of volunteers 
helping the Syrian refugees camp in Greece. As well as crisis surrounding the migrants in the Mediterranean seas, 
YITA recalls a childhood memory where my grandmother used to tell us that some of our forefathers 
had gone into deep water never to return. 

They did not know what had happened to them. Thinking about the transatlantic slave trade,  the world crisis in human trafficking and police brutality, this is a way for me to pay tribute for those who have lost their lives during the different voyages. 

YITA not only mourns the lives of the ones we lost, but also celebrates immigrants all over the world.”

YITA is performed in Gouro and was filmed by highly-respected filmmaker, Romeo Carey on location at Beverly Hills College, Malibu Beach with special effects by Romeo Carey and was directed by Fely Tchaco.

YITA includes footage of refugees from Open Arms Organization based in Madrid Spain.

A percentage of proceeds from YITA download sales goes to Open Arms charity: https://www.openarms.es/en 2021 

Congratulations to Fely Tchaco for the ‘New and Notable’ featured listing of her new album “YITA (Deep Water)” on Bandcamp!

Fely Tchaco is the total package. With a powerful persona and a positive aura, she is a dynamic performer and dancer as well as specializing in rhythms of the West African forest region – such as Gbegbe, Gaou Alloukou and Zaouli, et al.

This quite mesmerizing new album opens on the rhythmic drum mastery of both ‘Ato Lagoh’ and ‘Cawe Yoko’ and follows them seamlessly with the lusciously Latin-flavored ‘Blamer Les Autres’ and the electronica-inspired beats of ‘Djebi Dje,’ and then we get one of my own personal favorites here, the sweepingly ambient ‘Do Afe.’

Next up are more foot-tappin’ beats within ‘Zaouli’ which is backed by the highly spirited ‘Zante,’ which are in turn followed by the quietly moving title track ‘Yita,’ the percussion-imbued ‘It’s Never Too Late,’ with the album rounding out on the light and breezy, Summer’s day, top down drive of ‘Tile Tete,’ closing on the joyous tones of ‘Kubeli.’

-Russell Trunk’s Exclusive Magazine

Yita (Deep Water) is the superb fifth album from elegant Ivorian artist Fely Tchaco. She is a fascinating, multifaceted artist. She composes and writes her own material, conceived the album artwork and created her fashion design, style and accessories. Fely Tchaco’s music is multidimensional. She put together a captivating mix of Ivorian roots, such as traditional rhythms of the West African forest region, such as gbegbe, gahu, alluku, and the zauli. Additionally, she added a wonderful set of styles such as Afrobeat, Afropop, rock, and electronic music. Fely Tchaco sings in many different languages, including English and French as well as in the languages she grew up speaking, such as Guro, Bete, and Dyula.”

-Angel Romero, WorldMusicCentral.org

Congratulations to Fely Tchaco also for the featured listing of her new album “YITA (Deep Water)” on the iTunes Worldwide pre-order page!

Discover the Singular Voice of Ivorian Singer-Songwriter FELY TCHACO on Her New Album YITA (DEEP WATER)

For Immediate Release – San Francisco, CA – FELY TCHACO might be one of the Bay Area’s best-kept musical secrets, but not for much longer. Her highly anticipated new album YITA (DEEP WATER), originally scheduled for release last spring but postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is now set for release on March 8, 2021, to coincide with International Women’s Day.

YITA (DEEP WATER) marks the fifth full-length album from FELY TCHACO on which she explores themes of migration, human trafficking, and calls for social justice and the end of police brutality against civilians. The title track “Yita” was inspired by her 2016 humanitarian trip to bear witness to Syrian refugee camps in Greece, and the album is dedicated to African and Middle Eastern migrants who lost their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea. YITA (DEEP WATER) was conceived as a tribute to migrants seeking better lives all over the word, but the album is not just a solemn remembrance; it is also a positive, inclusive celebration of cultural diversity and black joy, where FELY TCHACO offers an uplifting vision of immigrant triumph and African excellence.

An immigrant who faced tremendous challenges herself, FELY TCHACO was born and raised in the West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire, where she released two albums to critical acclaim in the 1990s. She now resides in San Francisco, where she continues to refine her sound and vision. Since 2004, FELY TCHACO has released two more albums and an EP, racking up more accolades on this side of the Atlantic including an Independent Music Award for “Best Song” in the World Beat category, and a “Just Plain Folks Music Award.”

YITA (DEEP WATER) is an album firmly rooted in tradition, but cosmopolitan in composition and outlook. FELY TCHACO’s unflinching lyrics are inspired by current events, and always grounded in her own life experiences. FELY TCHACO sings in many different languages: English and French as well as in the languages she grew up speaking, such as Gouro, Bete, and Dioula. A dancer as well as a musician, FELY TCHACO specializes in the traditional rhythms of the West African forest region, such as gbegbe, gahou, alloukou, and the zaouli – a mask dance from her own Gouro people that has been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2017. The track “Zaouli” is a celebration of this very special mask dance.

FELY TCHACO’s commitment to Ivorian music, dance, and traditions led her to found the Pan African Arts Academy in San Francisco, with a mission to teach arts and crafts originating in Africa and the African diaspora based on a spirit of cultural diversity, dynamic growth, and sustainability. FELY TCHACO has deliberately chosen to release YITA (DEEP WATER) on International Women’s Day 2021, whose theme this year is #ChooseAChallenge.

“I am so grateful to be able to represent my culture as a Gouro woman, because there are not many of us. It is mostly men that are known in the crafts, arts and dance. I hope that I can add to that by celebrating not only the Gouro women but to celebrate the entire women all over the world who have contributed so much in art and music.”  -FELY TCHACO

Discover singular voice of FELY TCHACO this spring with YITA (DEEP WATER), available on all major platforms March 8, 2021.

For more information about FELY TCHACO please visit:

www.felymusic.com

To order YITA (DEEP WATER) on digital services please visit:

https://smarturl.it/FelyTchacoYITA

For Press and Interview inquiries please contact Billy James of Glass Onyon PR:

(828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing, please contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

Additional Media Contacts:

North Am Radio: Tom Pryor –  tom.pryor@gmail.com

UK + European (excl. France): Angie Lemon – angielemonpr@gmail.com

France PR: Leo Ferte – leo.ferte@differ-ant.fr

Promotion of YITA (DEEP WATER) has been made possible through the support of

AccountingSuite™ – www.accountingsuite.com

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Netherlands Review: FELY TCHACO “YITA (DEEP WATER)”

Click here to listen!

Click here to read at Moors Magazine!

Discover the Singular Voice of Ivorian Singer-Songwriter FELY TCHACO on Her New Album YITA (DEEP WATER), released March 8, 2021, to coincide with International Women’s Day.

Translated from Dutch: “The album is at the same time a positive celebration of cultural diversity and black joy, as Fely Tchaco powerfully shows the listener that there are also immigrants who triumph. Peace, love, hope, they seem worn out concepts, but here they shine again. Fely sings in her own language, Gouro and Beté, French and English, which only makes the message more universal. This also applies to the music, in which West African rhythms are combined with jazz, afro-pop and more. Traditional and modern go hand in hand. Great picture.”

-Moors Magazine

Click here to read more at Moors Magazine!

Congratulations to Fely Tchaco for the ‘New and Notable’ featured listing of her new album “YITA (Deep Water)” on Bandcamp!

Fely Tchaco is the total package. With a powerful persona and a positive aura, she is a dynamic performer and dancer as well as specializing in rhythms of the West African forest region – such as Gbegbe, Gaou Alloukou and Zaouli, et al.

This quite mesmerizing new album opens on the rhythmic drum mastery of both ‘Ato Lagoh’ and ‘Cawe Yoko’ and follows them seamlessly with the lusciously Latin-flavored ‘Blamer Les Autres’ and the electronica-inspired beats of ‘Djebi Dje,’ and then we get one of my own personal favorites here, the sweepingly ambient ‘Do Afe.’

Next up are more foot-tappin’ beats within ‘Zaouli’ which is backed by the highly spirited ‘Zante,’ which are in turn followed by the quietly moving title track ‘Yita,’ the percussion-imbued ‘It’s Never Too Late,’ with the album rounding out on the light and breezy, Summer’s day, top down drive of ‘Tile Tete,’ closing on the joyous tones of ‘Kubeli.’

-Russell Trunk’s Exclusive Magazine

Yita (Deep Water) is the superb fifth album from elegant Ivorian artist Fely Tchaco. She is a fascinating, multifaceted artist. She composes and writes her own material, conceived the album artwork and created her fashion design, style and accessories. Fely Tchaco’s music is multidimensional. She put together a captivating mix of Ivorian roots, such as traditional rhythms of the West African forest region, such as gbegbe, gahu, alluku, and the zauli. Additionally, she added a wonderful set of styles such as Afrobeat, Afropop, rock, and electronic music. Fely Tchaco sings in many different languages, including English and French as well as in the languages she grew up speaking, such as Guro, Bete, and Dyula.”

-Angel Romero, WorldMusicCentral.org

Congratulations to Fely Tchaco also for the featured listing of her new album “YITA (Deep Water)” on the iTunes Worldwide pre-order page!

Discover the Singular Voice of Ivorian Singer-Songwriter FELY TCHACO on Her New Album YITA (DEEP WATER)

For Immediate Release – San Francisco, CA – FELY TCHACO might be one of the Bay Area’s best-kept musical secrets, but not for much longer. Her highly anticipated new album YITA (DEEP WATER), originally scheduled for release last spring but postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is now set for release on March 8, 2021, to coincide with International Women’s Day.

YITA (DEEP WATER) marks the fifth full-length album from FELY TCHACO on which she explores themes of migration, human trafficking, and calls for social justice and the end of police brutality against civilians. The title track “Yita” was inspired by her 2016 humanitarian trip to bear witness to Syrian refugee camps in Greece, and the album is dedicated to African and Middle Eastern migrants who lost their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea. YITA (DEEP WATER) was conceived as a tribute to migrants seeking better lives all over the word, but the album is not just a solemn remembrance; it is also a positive, inclusive celebration of cultural diversity and black joy, where FELY TCHACO offers an uplifting vision of immigrant triumph and African excellence.

An immigrant who faced tremendous challenges herself, FELY TCHACO was born and raised in the West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire, where she released two albums to critical acclaim in the 1990s. She now resides in San Francisco, where she continues to refine her sound and vision. Since 2004, FELY TCHACO has released two more albums and an EP, racking up more accolades on this side of the Atlantic including an Independent Music Award for “Best Song” in the World Beat category, and a “Just Plain Folks Music Award.”

YITA (DEEP WATER) is an album firmly rooted in tradition, but cosmopolitan in composition and outlook. FELY TCHACO’s unflinching lyrics are inspired by current events, and always grounded in her own life experiences. FELY TCHACO sings in many different languages: English and French as well as in the languages she grew up speaking, such as Gouro, Bete, and Dioula. A dancer as well as a musician, FELY TCHACO specializes in the traditional rhythms of the West African forest region, such as gbegbe, gahou, alloukou, and the zaouli – a mask dance from her own Gouro people that has been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2017. The track “Zaouli” is a celebration of this very special mask dance.

FELY TCHACO’s commitment to Ivorian music, dance, and traditions led her to found the Pan African Arts Academy in San Francisco, with a mission to teach arts and crafts originating in Africa and the African diaspora based on a spirit of cultural diversity, dynamic growth, and sustainability. FELY TCHACO has deliberately chosen to release YITA (DEEP WATER) on International Women’s Day 2021, whose theme this year is #ChooseAChallenge.

“I am so grateful to be able to represent my culture as a Gouro woman, because there are not many of us. It is mostly men that are known in the crafts, arts and dance. I hope that I can add to that by celebrating not only the Gouro women but to celebrate the entire women all over the world who have contributed so much in art and music.”  -FELY TCHACO

Discover singular voice of FELY TCHACO this spring with YITA (DEEP WATER), available on all major platforms March 8, 2021.

For more information about FELY TCHACO please visit:

www.felymusic.com

To order YITA (DEEP WATER) on digital services please visit:

https://smarturl.it/FelyTchacoYITA

For Press and Interview inquiries please contact Billy James of Glass Onyon PR:

(828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing, please contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

Additional Media Contacts:

North Am Radio: Tom Pryor –  tom.pryor@gmail.com

UK + European (excl. France): Angie Lemon – angielemonpr@gmail.com

France PR: Leo Ferte – leo.ferte@differ-ant.fr

Promotion of YITA (DEEP WATER) has been made possible through the support of

AccountingSuite™ – www.accountingsuite.com

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FELY TCHACO Interviewed by Rob Weisberg on WFMU About Her New Release “YITA (DEEP WATER)”

Click here to listen to YITA (Deep Water)!

Click here to listen to the interview on WFMU!

Discover the Singular Voice of Ivorian Singer-Songwriter FELY TCHACO on Her New Album YITA (DEEP WATER), released March 8, 2021, to coincide with International Women’s Day.

FELY TCHACO was also a featured artist on Jonathan L’s Lopsided World of L airing to 9 stations internationally… on 4 continents!

Congratulations to Fely Tchaco for the ‘New and Notable’ featured listing of her new album “YITA (Deep Water)” on Bandcamp!

Fely Tchaco is the total package. With a powerful persona and a positive aura, she is a dynamic performer and dancer as well as specializing in rhythms of the West African forest region – such as Gbegbe, Gaou Alloukou and Zaouli, et al.

This quite mesmerizing new album opens on the rhythmic drum mastery of both ‘Ato Lagoh’ and ‘Cawe Yoko’ and follows them seamlessly with the lusciously Latin-flavored ‘Blamer Les Autres’ and the electronica-inspired beats of ‘Djebi Dje,’ and then we get one of my own personal favorites here, the sweepingly ambient ‘Do Afe.’

Next up are more foot-tappin’ beats within ‘Zaouli’ which is backed by the highly spirited ‘Zante,’ which are in turn followed by the quietly moving title track ‘Yita,’ the percussion-imbued ‘It’s Never Too Late,’ with the album rounding out on the light and breezy, Summer’s day, top down drive of ‘Tile Tete,’ closing on the joyous tones of ‘Kubeli.’

-Russell Trunk’s Exclusive Magazine

Yita (Deep Water) is the superb fifth album from elegant Ivorian artist Fely Tchaco. She is a fascinating, multifaceted artist. She composes and writes her own material, conceived the album artwork and created her fashion design, style and accessories. Fely Tchaco’s music is multidimensional. She put together a captivating mix of Ivorian roots, such as traditional rhythms of the West African forest region, such as gbegbe, gahu, alluku, and the zauli. Additionally, she added a wonderful set of styles such as Afrobeat, Afropop, rock, and electronic music. Fely Tchaco sings in many different languages, including English and French as well as in the languages she grew up speaking, such as Guro, Bete, and Dyula.”

-Angel Romero, WorldMusicCentral.org

Congratulations to Fely Tchaco also for the featured listing of her new album “YITA (Deep Water)” on the iTunes Worldwide pre-order page!

Discover the Singular Voice of Ivorian Singer-Songwriter FELY TCHACO on Her New Album YITA (DEEP WATER)

For Immediate Release – San Francisco, CA – FELY TCHACO might be one of the Bay Area’s best-kept musical secrets, but not for much longer. Her highly anticipated new album YITA (DEEP WATER), originally scheduled for release last spring but postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is now set for release on March 8, 2021, to coincide with International Women’s Day.

YITA (DEEP WATER) marks the fifth full-length album from FELY TCHACO on which she explores themes of migration, human trafficking, and calls for social justice and the end of police brutality against civilians. The title track “Yita” was inspired by her 2016 humanitarian trip to bear witness to Syrian refugee camps in Greece, and the album is dedicated to African and Middle Eastern migrants who lost their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea. YITA (DEEP WATER) was conceived as a tribute to migrants seeking better lives all over the word, but the album is not just a solemn remembrance; it is also a positive, inclusive celebration of cultural diversity and black joy, where FELY TCHACO offers an uplifting vision of immigrant triumph and African excellence.

An immigrant who faced tremendous challenges herself, FELY TCHACO was born and raised in the West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire, where she released two albums to critical acclaim in the 1990s. She now resides in San Francisco, where she continues to refine her sound and vision. Since 2004, FELY TCHACO has released two more albums and an EP, racking up more accolades on this side of the Atlantic including an Independent Music Award for “Best Song” in the World Beat category, and a “Just Plain Folks Music Award.”

YITA (DEEP WATER) is an album firmly rooted in tradition, but cosmopolitan in composition and outlook. FELY TCHACO’s unflinching lyrics are inspired by current events, and always grounded in her own life experiences. FELY TCHACO sings in many different languages: English and French as well as in the languages she grew up speaking, such as Gouro, Bete, and Dioula. A dancer as well as a musician, FELY TCHACO specializes in the traditional rhythms of the West African forest region, such as gbegbe, gahou, alloukou, and the zaouli – a mask dance from her own Gouro people that has been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2017. The track “Zaouli” is a celebration of this very special mask dance.

FELY TCHACO’s commitment to Ivorian music, dance, and traditions led her to found the Pan African Arts Academy in San Francisco, with a mission to teach arts and crafts originating in Africa and the African diaspora based on a spirit of cultural diversity, dynamic growth, and sustainability. FELY TCHACO has deliberately chosen to release YITA (DEEP WATER) on International Women’s Day 2021, whose theme this year is #ChooseAChallenge.

“I am so grateful to be able to represent my culture as a Gouro woman, because there are not many of us. It is mostly men that are known in the crafts, arts and dance. I hope that I can add to that by celebrating not only the Gouro women but to celebrate the entire women all over the world who have contributed so much in art and music.”  -FELY TCHACO

Discover singular voice of FELY TCHACO this spring with YITA (DEEP WATER), available on all major platforms March 8, 2021.

For more information about FELY TCHACO please visit:

www.felymusic.com

To order YITA (DEEP WATER) on digital services please visit:

https://smarturl.it/FelyTchacoYITA

For Press and Interview inquiries please contact Billy James of Glass Onyon PR:

(828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing, please contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

Additional Media Contacts:

North Am Radio: Tom Pryor –  tom.pryor@gmail.com

UK + European (excl. France): Angie Lemon – angielemonpr@gmail.com

France PR: Leo Ferte – leo.ferte@differ-ant.fr

Promotion of YITA (DEEP WATER) has been made possible through the support of

AccountingSuite™ – www.accountingsuite.com

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IDC Features Female and International Artists Amongst Some Great New Music Releases in 2021 While Launching Innovative Online Virtual Event Services

For more information fill out IDC’s RFI FORM (Request For Information) with the details of your project!

For Immediate Release – San Francisco, CA – In business for over 16 years, INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTION COLLECTIVE is a marketing, distribution, and virtual event production company based in San Francisco. IDC provides unique and valuable services that help independent labels and artists to strategize, market, and distribute their own releases. IDC maintains long-standing business relationships with an assortment of retailers, publicists, radio promoters, social media experts, graphic designers, videographers and editors,and various other industry professionals that can be hired to work on any project.

IDC continues to execute successful campaigns for some great new projects in 2021, including reggae singer-songwriter ANNICIA BANKS who has seized the spotlight with the release of her debut UP FRONT EP through Raw Vue Music. UP FRONT EP was a featured listing on iTunes on both the main page and the reggae page the week of its release and debuted as the #7 Top iTunes Reggae Album!

Next, discover the singular voice of Ivorian singer-songwriter FELY TCHACO on her new album YITA (DEEP WATER), whichwas featured on the iTunes Worldwide Page the week of its release on International Women’s Day 2021. IDC organized a virtual press conference that united an assortment of national and international press outlets for a series of interviews with FELY TCHACO on International Women’s Day 2021, and YITA (DEEP WATER) has been receiving incredible international media coverage on the BBC, KQED, and elsewhere.

FEVERSEED is a New York rock quartet founded by singer/lyricist George Panagakos and bass player Chris Crosby that delivers a powerful and soulful debut with their new LET YOURSELF DOWN EP. In its first thirty days of release this highly regarded FEVERSEED debut has been receiving amazing press coverage and airplay from around the world and has gathered over 35,000 Spotify streams.

Following their acclaimed full-length album 20/20 (which had an unprecedented seven singles on the Roots Music Report radio charts at once and made it up to the #3 RMR Alt-Rock chart and #16 Rock chart!), Aussie-American rock quintet THE WALK-A-BOUT released a special new cover of the INXS single “AFTERGLOW” from their 20/20 LP recording sessions.

Also coming soon, CIRCUS MIND will showcase their ’70s rock, funk, and jazz grooves on their upcoming album JOY MACHINE.

With their innovative IDC PROMO service, IDC provides a project manager that will strategize a customized and cost-effective campaign to yield tangible results for an agreed upon budget. The project manager guides the campaign from start to finish, organizes and facilitates communication with the IDC Marketing and Distribution Team, and ensures that all aspects of the campaign are executed according to the client’s wishes using cutting edge project management software. IDC Promo campaigns can be targeted around music releases (single, EP, and full-length), as well as other products and general brand building.

The company also recently launched IDC VIRTUAL EVENTS (IDCVE), a new ultramodern service that professionally produces online virtual events, an asset that is now more important to the arts community than ever before. By focusing its deep resources and partnering with media production dynamo DIGITAL LAMB PRODUCTIONS, IDC offers two initial packages to record, edit, market, and broadcast online events such as live performances or virtual press conferences.

Clients may provide their own footage, or IDC can arrange a day long shoot which could provide all AV equipment including cameras, lights, sets, microphones, and more. This includes consultation on set design, shooting schedule, asset organization, and any additional details to ensure a smooth filming session. Current IDC VIRTUAL EVENTS produced with DIGITAL LAMB PRODUCTIONS in 2020 have included The Mid-Summer Fog Virtual Music Festival and the Ben Lang Modern Man EP Virtual Release Show. IDC also recently organized a virtual press conference that united an assortment of national and international press outlets for a series of interviews with FELY TCHACO on the day of the release of her new album.

About IDC

For over 16 years, Independent Distribution Collective (IDC) has been helping labels and artists to professionally market and distribute their music releases by creating and implementing cost-effective and successful strategies for each new project. IDC also represents other non-music related projects and brands.

For more information, please visit the recently redesigned official IDC website at:

www.independentdistro.com

Or please call or email IDC at:

(415) 292-7007 – newmusic@independentdistro.com

For Press and Interview inquiries please contact Billy James of Glass Onyon PR:

(828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

###

FELY TCHACO Interviewed by Rob Weisberg on WFMU About Her New Release “YITA (DEEP WATER)”

Click here to listen to YITA (Deep Water)!

Click here to listen to the interview on WFMU!

Discover the Singular Voice of Ivorian Singer-Songwriter FELY TCHACO on Her New Album YITA (DEEP WATER), released March 8, 2021, to coincide with International Women’s Day.

FELY TCHACO was also a featured artist on Jonathan L’s Lopsided World of L airing to 9 stations internationally… on 4 continents!

Congratulations to Fely Tchaco for the ‘New and Notable’ featured listing of her new album “YITA (Deep Water)” on Bandcamp!

Fely Tchaco is the total package. With a powerful persona and a positive aura, she is a dynamic performer and dancer as well as specializing in rhythms of the West African forest region – such as Gbegbe, Gaou Alloukou and Zaouli, et al.

This quite mesmerizing new album opens on the rhythmic drum mastery of both ‘Ato Lagoh’ and ‘Cawe Yoko’ and follows them seamlessly with the lusciously Latin-flavored ‘Blamer Les Autres’ and the electronica-inspired beats of ‘Djebi Dje,’ and then we get one of my own personal favorites here, the sweepingly ambient ‘Do Afe.’

Next up are more foot-tappin’ beats within ‘Zaouli’ which is backed by the highly spirited ‘Zante,’ which are in turn followed by the quietly moving title track ‘Yita,’ the percussion-imbued ‘It’s Never Too Late,’ with the album rounding out on the light and breezy, Summer’s day, top down drive of ‘Tile Tete,’ closing on the joyous tones of ‘Kubeli.’

-Russell Trunk’s Exclusive Magazine

Yita (Deep Water) is the superb fifth album from elegant Ivorian artist Fely Tchaco. She is a fascinating, multifaceted artist. She composes and writes her own material, conceived the album artwork and created her fashion design, style and accessories. Fely Tchaco’s music is multidimensional. She put together a captivating mix of Ivorian roots, such as traditional rhythms of the West African forest region, such as gbegbe, gahu, alluku, and the zauli. Additionally, she added a wonderful set of styles such as Afrobeat, Afropop, rock, and electronic music. Fely Tchaco sings in many different languages, including English and French as well as in the languages she grew up speaking, such as Guro, Bete, and Dyula.”

-Angel Romero, WorldMusicCentral.org

Congratulations to Fely Tchaco also for the featured listing of her new album “YITA (Deep Water)” on the iTunes Worldwide pre-order page!

Discover the Singular Voice of Ivorian Singer-Songwriter FELY TCHACO on Her New Album YITA (DEEP WATER)

For Immediate Release – San Francisco, CA – FELY TCHACO might be one of the Bay Area’s best-kept musical secrets, but not for much longer. Her highly anticipated new album YITA (DEEP WATER), originally scheduled for release last spring but postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is now set for release on March 8, 2021, to coincide with International Women’s Day.

YITA (DEEP WATER) marks the fifth full-length album from FELY TCHACO on which she explores themes of migration, human trafficking, and calls for social justice and the end of police brutality against civilians. The title track “Yita” was inspired by her 2016 humanitarian trip to bear witness to Syrian refugee camps in Greece, and the album is dedicated to African and Middle Eastern migrants who lost their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea. YITA (DEEP WATER) was conceived as a tribute to migrants seeking better lives all over the word, but the album is not just a solemn remembrance; it is also a positive, inclusive celebration of cultural diversity and black joy, where FELY TCHACO offers an uplifting vision of immigrant triumph and African excellence.

An immigrant who faced tremendous challenges herself, FELY TCHACO was born and raised in the West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire, where she released two albums to critical acclaim in the 1990s. She now resides in San Francisco, where she continues to refine her sound and vision. Since 2004, FELY TCHACO has released two more albums and an EP, racking up more accolades on this side of the Atlantic including an Independent Music Award for “Best Song” in the World Beat category, and a “Just Plain Folks Music Award.”

YITA (DEEP WATER) is an album firmly rooted in tradition, but cosmopolitan in composition and outlook. FELY TCHACO’s unflinching lyrics are inspired by current events, and always grounded in her own life experiences. FELY TCHACO sings in many different languages: English and French as well as in the languages she grew up speaking, such as Gouro, Bete, and Dioula. A dancer as well as a musician, FELY TCHACO specializes in the traditional rhythms of the West African forest region, such as gbegbe, gahou, alloukou, and the zaouli – a mask dance from her own Gouro people that has been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2017. The track “Zaouli” is a celebration of this very special mask dance.

FELY TCHACO’s commitment to Ivorian music, dance, and traditions led her to found the Pan African Arts Academy in San Francisco, with a mission to teach arts and crafts originating in Africa and the African diaspora based on a spirit of cultural diversity, dynamic growth, and sustainability. FELY TCHACO has deliberately chosen to release YITA (DEEP WATER) on International Women’s Day 2021, whose theme this year is #ChooseAChallenge.

“I am so grateful to be able to represent my culture as a Gouro woman, because there are not many of us. It is mostly men that are known in the crafts, arts and dance. I hope that I can add to that by celebrating not only the Gouro women but to celebrate the entire women all over the world who have contributed so much in art and music.”  -FELY TCHACO

Discover singular voice of FELY TCHACO this spring with YITA (DEEP WATER), available on all major platforms March 8, 2021.

For more information about FELY TCHACO please visit:

www.felymusic.com

To order YITA (DEEP WATER) on digital services please visit:

https://smarturl.it/FelyTchacoYITA

For Press and Interview inquiries please contact Billy James of Glass Onyon PR:

(828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

For Digital Marketing, please contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com

Additional Media Contacts:

North Am Radio: Tom Pryor –  tom.pryor@gmail.com

UK + European (excl. France): Angie Lemon – angielemonpr@gmail.com

France PR: Leo Ferte – leo.ferte@differ-ant.fr

Promotion of YITA (DEEP WATER) has been made possible through the support of

AccountingSuite™ – www.accountingsuite.com

###

IDC Features Female and International Artists Amongst Some Great New Music Releases in 2021 While Launching Innovative Online Virtual Event Services

For more information fill out IDC’s RFI FORM (Request For Information) with the details of your project!

For Immediate Release – San Francisco, CA – In business for over 16 years, INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTION COLLECTIVE is a marketing, distribution, and virtual event production company based in San Francisco. IDC provides unique and valuable services that help independent labels and artists to strategize, market, and distribute their own releases. IDC maintains long-standing business relationships with an assortment of retailers, publicists, radio promoters, social media experts, graphic designers, videographers and editors,and various other industry professionals that can be hired to work on any project.

IDC continues to execute successful campaigns for some great new projects in 2021, including reggae singer-songwriter ANNICIA BANKS who has seized the spotlight with the release of her debut UP FRONT EP through Raw Vue Music. UP FRONT EP was a featured listing on iTunes on both the main page and the reggae page the week of its release and debuted as the #7 Top iTunes Reggae Album!

Next, discover the singular voice of Ivorian singer-songwriter FELY TCHACO on her new album YITA (DEEP WATER), whichwas featured on the iTunes Worldwide Page the week of its release on International Women’s Day 2021. IDC organized a virtual press conference that united an assortment of national and international press outlets for a series of interviews with FELY TCHACO on International Women’s Day 2021, and YITA (DEEP WATER) has been receiving incredible international media coverage on the BBC, KQED, and elsewhere.

FEVERSEED is a New York rock quartet founded by singer/lyricist George Panagakos and bass player Chris Crosby that delivers a powerful and soulful debut with their new LET YOURSELF DOWN EP. In its first thirty days of release this highly regarded FEVERSEED debut has been receiving amazing press coverage and airplay from around the world and has gathered over 35,000 Spotify streams.

Following their acclaimed full-length album 20/20 (which had an unprecedented seven singles on the Roots Music Report radio charts at once and made it up to the #3 RMR Alt-Rock chart and #16 Rock chart!), Aussie-American rock quintet THE WALK-A-BOUT released a special new cover of the INXS single “AFTERGLOW” from their 20/20 LP recording sessions.

Also coming soon, CIRCUS MIND will showcase their ’70s rock, funk, and jazz grooves on their upcoming album JOY MACHINE.

With their innovative IDC PROMO service, IDC provides a project manager that will strategize a customized and cost-effective campaign to yield tangible results for an agreed upon budget. The project manager guides the campaign from start to finish, organizes and facilitates communication with the IDC Marketing and Distribution Team, and ensures that all aspects of the campaign are executed according to the client’s wishes using cutting edge project management software. IDC Promo campaigns can be targeted around music releases (single, EP, and full-length), as well as other products and general brand building.

The company also recently launched IDC VIRTUAL EVENTS (IDCVE), a new ultramodern service that professionally produces online virtual events, an asset that is now more important to the arts community than ever before. By focusing its deep resources and partnering with media production dynamo DIGITAL LAMB PRODUCTIONS, IDC offers two initial packages to record, edit, market, and broadcast online events such as live performances or virtual press conferences.

Clients may provide their own footage, or IDC can arrange a day long shoot which could provide all AV equipment including cameras, lights, sets, microphones, and more. This includes consultation on set design, shooting schedule, asset organization, and any additional details to ensure a smooth filming session. Current IDC VIRTUAL EVENTS produced with DIGITAL LAMB PRODUCTIONS in 2020 have included The Mid-Summer Fog Virtual Music Festival and the Ben Lang Modern Man EP Virtual Release Show. IDC also recently organized a virtual press conference that united an assortment of national and international press outlets for a series of interviews with FELY TCHACO on the day of the release of her new album.

About IDC

For over 16 years, Independent Distribution Collective (IDC) has been helping labels and artists to professionally market and distribute their music releases by creating and implementing cost-effective and successful strategies for each new project. IDC also represents other non-music related projects and brands.

For more information, please visit the recently redesigned official IDC website at:

www.independentdistro.com

Or please call or email IDC at:

(415) 292-7007 – newmusic@independentdistro.com

For Press and Interview inquiries please contact Billy James of Glass Onyon PR:

(828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

###

FELY TCHACO “YITA (DEEP WATER)” featured on Jonathan L’s “Lopsided World of L” Radio Show

Click here to listen!

FELY TCHACO is a featured artist on Jonathan L’s Lopsided World of L starting this week and airing to 9 stations internationally… on 4 continents!

*PHOENIX, AZ**TUCSON, AZ**LANTAU ISLAND, HONG KONG*
*MERSEYSIDE, LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND**MANGAROA, NEW ZEALAND**SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA**NEW MEXICO**NASHVILLE, TN**KINGSTON UPON HULL, ENGLAND*

Discover the Singular Voice of Ivorian Singer-Songwriter FELY TCHACO on Her New Album YITA (DEEP WATER), released March 8, 2021, to coincide with International Women’s Day.

Fely Tchaco is the total package. With a powerful persona and a positive aura, she is a dynamic performer and dancer as well as specializing in rhythms of the West African forest region – such as Gbegbe, Gaou Alloukou and Zaouli, et al.

This quite mesmerizing new album opens on the rhythmic drum mastery of both ‘Ato Lagoh’ and ‘Cawe Yoko’ and follows them seamlessly with the lusciously Latin-flavored ‘Blamer Les Autres’ and the electronica-inspired beats of ‘Djebi Dje,’ and then we get one of my own personal favorites here, the sweepingly ambient ‘Do Afe.’

Next up are more foot-tappin’ beats within ‘Zaouli’ which is backed by the highly spirited ‘Zante,’ which are in turn followed by the quietly moving title track ‘Yita,’ the percussion-imbued ‘It’s Never Too Late,’ with the album rounding out on the light and breezy, Summer’s day, top down drive of ‘Tile Tete,’ closing on the joyous tones of ‘Kubeli.’

-Russell Trunk’s Exclusive Magazine

Congratulations to Fely Tchaco for the ‘New and Notable’ featured listing of her new album “YITA (Deep Water)” on Bandcamp!

“Yita (Deep Water) is the superb fifth album from elegant Ivorian artist Fely Tchaco. She is a fascinating, multifaceted artist. She composes and writes her own material, conceived the album artwork and created her fashion design, style and accessories. Fely Tchaco’s music is multidimensional. She put together a captivating mix of Ivorian roots, such as traditional rhythms of the West African forest region, such as gbegbe, gahu, alluku, and the zauli. Additionally, she added a wonderful set of styles such as Afrobeat, Afropop, rock, and electronic music. Fely Tchaco sings in many different languages, including English and French as well as in the languages she grew up speaking, such as Guro, Bete, and Dyula.”

-Angel Romero, WorldMusicCentral.org

Congratulations to Fely Tchaco also for the featured listing of her new album “YITA (Deep Water)” on the iTunes Worldwide pre-order page!

Discover the Singular Voice of Ivorian Singer-Songwriter FELY TCHACO on Her New Album YITA (DEEP WATER)

For Immediate Release – San Francisco, CA – FELY TCHACO might be one of the Bay Area’s best-kept musical secrets, but not for much longer. Her highly anticipated new album YITA (DEEP WATER), originally scheduled for release last spring but postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is now set for release on March 8, 2021, to coincide with International Women’s Day.

YITA (DEEP WATER) marks the fifth full-length album from FELY TCHACO on which she explores themes of migration, human trafficking, and calls for social justice and the end of police brutality against civilians. The title track “Yita” was inspired by her 2016 humanitarian trip to bear witness to Syrian refugee camps in Greece, and the album is dedicated to African and Middle Eastern migrants who lost their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea. YITA (DEEP WATER) was conceived as a tribute to migrants seeking better lives all over the word, but the album is not just a solemn remembrance; it is also a positive, inclusive celebration of cultural diversity and black joy, where FELY TCHACO offers an uplifting vision of immigrant triumph and African excellence.

An immigrant who faced tremendous challenges herself, FELY TCHACO was born and raised in the West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire, where she released two albums to critical acclaim in the 1990s. She now resides in San Francisco, where she continues to refine her sound and vision. Since 2004, FELY TCHACO has released two more albums and an EP, racking up more accolades on this side of the Atlantic including an Independent Music Award for “Best Song” in the World Beat category, and a “Just Plain Folks Music Award.”

YITA (DEEP WATER) is an album firmly rooted in tradition, but cosmopolitan in composition and outlook. FELY TCHACO’s unflinching lyrics are inspired by current events, and always grounded in her own life experiences. FELY TCHACO sings in many different languages: English and French as well as in the languages she grew up speaking, such as Gouro, Bete, and Dioula. A dancer as well as a musician, FELY TCHACO specializes in the traditional rhythms of the West African forest region, such as gbegbe, gahou, alloukou, and the zaouli – a mask dance from her own Gouro people that has been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2017. The track “Zaouli” is a celebration of this very special mask dance.

FELY TCHACO’s commitment to Ivorian music, dance, and traditions led her to found the Pan African Arts Academy in San Francisco, with a mission to teach arts and crafts originating in Africa and the African diaspora based on a spirit of cultural diversity, dynamic growth, and sustainability. FELY TCHACO has deliberately chosen to release YITA (DEEP WATER) on International Women’s Day 2021, whose theme this year is #ChooseAChallenge.

“I am so grateful to be able to represent my culture as a Gouro woman, because there are not many of us. It is mostly men that are known in the crafts, arts and dance. I hope that I can add to that by celebrating not only the Gouro women but to celebrate the entire women all over the world who have contributed so much in art and music.”  -FELY TCHACO

Discover singular voice of FELY TCHACO this spring with YITA (DEEP WATER), available on all major platforms March 8, 2021.

For more information about FELY TCHACO please visit:

www.felymusic.com

To order YITA (DEEP WATER) on digital services please visit:

https://smarturl.it/FelyTchacoYITA

For Press and Interview inquiries please contact Billy James of Glass Onyon PR:

(828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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France PR: Leo Ferte – leo.ferte@differ-ant.fr

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