Sounds like Raw, Wild, hybridised mischievous mango, crazy pineapple, strawberries and a hint of fresh mint...... With ice. COMING SOOOON....
Woïnkpa! Yes, that's her name. A mixed ethnicity from France and Central African Republic (and don't even dare asking her where in Central Africa, as she'd point out your "incomprehension of the word republic!") who was smoothly rocked by the sound of her childhood travels.
"I'm a patchwork", Woïnkpa combines her cultural and musical influences around her strong identity. Witness, from very early, to dilemmas of conventional femininity on different continents, in different cultures and not being able to conform to any, she embraced and started to cultivate the individualistic aspects of herself.
After being branded by Giggem as the 7th on a list of 100 "Hot songwriters in the UK", in 2013, Rob Brinkmann, who understood her crazy conceptual vision, approached her and in an improbable association between wild and subtle, the band was named after their lead vocalist.
A celebration of empowerment, charismatic Woïnkpa is talking from her heart and strives for what she believes in. A blend of delicate and fragile, but raw at times, her voice is a cross between M.I.A. and Little Dragon with an exotic accent. A strange potpourri of ideas combining unusual structures with the sweet harmonic melodies of a pop sensibility, Woïnkpa showcases her talent as her ability to switch from a naïve, fragile voice (almost dream pop vocals) to an aggressive, attitude, well-timed staccato verse. The production ranges from sparse to multi-layered within the space of a few bars, giving vocals and composition, space to breathe while at times morphing into a dense, lush sound. Woïnkpa will jump from light lyrics to obscurity, words that don’t always convey their first appearance. Immerse yourself in the whole. Your best guess is as good as mine.