Yombe is an Italian electro-pop duo founded by musician and producer Alfredo Maddaluno and singer and songwriter Cyen.
Former members of the Fitness forever, they move to Milan in 2015, giving life to the first tracks of the project.
Just in Milan an exhibition on African art suggests the couple (also in sentimental life) the name. An ebony statue, depicting maternity in religious iconography, features the caption “Yombe figure”.
Exoticism is not just an aesthetic appeal to African culture but the leitmotif of the whole project.
Yombe blends electronic and soul music with the most obscure and tribal sounds of primordial instruments.
In 2016 they release their first, self-titled EP for the Locale Internazionale, an Italian-Canadian net label.Social profiles