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Name: Pierre Akendengue  
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Date of Birth: 25th April 1943
Place of Birth: Aouta, Gabon
Profession: Composer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Pierre-Claver Akendengué (b. 1943) is a musician and composer of Gabon.

Born on the island of Awuta. which is located just off the coast from Port-Gentil, he went to school in Port-Gentil, then studied psychology at the University of Caen in France during the 1960s. While in France, he met singer Mireille, who encouraged his musical interests.

Akendengué's first recording consisted of songs of his own composition, sung in French and Nkomi, accompanied by guitar. He later set to music poems by P. E. Mondjegou, such as "Le Chant du Coupeur d'Okoumé" ("The Song of the Okoumé Cutter"). Returning to Gabon, he studied solfeggio and plainchant at a Catholic college, and presented spectacles showcasing traditional Gabonese forms in a concert setting.

In 1986 he received a doctorate from the University of Paris for his study of religion and education among the Nkomi.


  • Naudifro
  • Africa Obota
  • Eseringila
  • Owendo
  • Meugo
  • Awana' Africa
  • Mando

External link

  • Akendengué official website (in French)

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